The Genetic Counselor serves as a designated expert and consultant of genetic counseling for patients receiving care within UC Davis Health. One position will provide services within the Comprehensive Cancer Center while the other will be shared between the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Care Network. Both incumbents will be responsible for providing cancer risk assessment, genetic testing, and communication of results to patients and clinicians. The Genetic Counselor also provides follow up care and appropriate referrals for ongoing medical management. These positions work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams within the Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Genetic Counselor serving the Cancer Care Network may also utilize telemedicine to work remotely with patients throughout Northern and Central California.
Master's degree in clinical Genetic Counseling from an accredited training program.
Eligible or board certified in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).
Licensed or temporarily licensed as a Genetic Counselor by the state of California. Licensing must be maintained in good standing (renewal every three years). If temporarily licensed, must complete certification within two years.
Demonstrated counseling skill and ability to provide genetic counseling with minimal supervision.
Ability to apply knowledge from the areas of cancer genetics and other related medical specialties.
Knowledge of research techniques to develop, implement, and evaluate genetics and research projects.
Ability to deliver presentations to professional and lay groups and to provide education about preventive health maintenance and associated risk factors and interventions.
Demonstrated skill in writing, documenting clinical interventions and comprehensive counseling reports.
Demonstrated awareness of psychological aspects of genetic counseling and ability to interact effectively with clients and families in stressful situations.
Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Excellent communication, organizational, and customer service skills.
One or more years of genetic counseling experience.
Previous genetic counseling experience with cancer patient population.
Experience with telemedicine.
Experience with Outlook, Epic, File Maker Pro, Progeny (or other drawing software).
Basic statistics knowledge and background.
Spanish, bi-lingual or multi-lingual capability.
THIS POSITION MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, DRUG SCREEN, LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING, MEDICAL EVALUATION CLEARANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT.
Ability to work occasional overtime.
Ability to travel between UCD medical campus buildings and additional satellite clinics.
Ability to travel to off-site meetings that may extend beyond one day.
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