Genetic Counselor 1 or 2

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Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the expert provision of clinical cancer genetic services. Working both independently as well as in coordination with medical providers, you will evaluate patients and families at high risk for hereditary cancer. You will:
  • Deliver high-quality cancer genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment
  • Coordinate multidisciplinary medical and supportive care
  • Collaborate with medical specialty groups to expand the role of risk assessment and genetic services
  • Serves as an institutional resource for complex medical issues related to hereditary cancer
Qualifications

We're seeking a self-motivated professional with:
  • Masters in genetic counseling
  • Board certified or eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • California State Genetic Counseling licensure
  • In-depth knowledge of genetics principles and practices
  • Understanding of psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling (e.g., risk perception, support/defense/coping mechanisms, decision-making, etc.)
  • Ability to source medical/research literature using worldwide databases (e.g., PUBMED, OMIM, GENEREVIEW, etc.)
  • Ability to administer appropriate educational materials
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to recognize ethical dilemmas and seek appropriate assistance
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office

* To qualify for Genetic Counselor 2 title must be board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling and possess California State Genetic Counseling licensure.

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles. We're also home to the world-class medical research and clinical education capabilities of the David Geffen School of Medicine. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become Los Angeles' trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care. If you're looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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