Thompson Cancer Survival Center, a member of Covenant Health, is located in downtown Knoxville, TN at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Covenant Health was named one of “America’s Best Employers” for 2016 and 2017 by Forbes Magazine.
Genetic Counselor Job Description:
Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day Shift
The genetic counselor will provide genetic education, counseling and psychological support for patients who have or may be at risk for hereditary cancer. The genetic counselor will identify families at risk, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns, and review available options with the patient and family. He/she will also coordinate and support research activities within their area of expertise.
Minimum Experience: Genetic counseling experience is preferred however, new graduates are welcome to apply. He/she must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Minimum Education:None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Licensure Requirement: Board certification or eligibility for board certification in genetic counseling through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG).
If ABGC certified, the candidate must initiate Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting.
If not ABGC certified, the candidate must obtain Active Candidate Status as conferred by the ABGC, take the next available certification exam and initiate the Temporary Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. CPR required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be determined based on experience.
About Covenant Health - Thompson Cancer Survival Center
We are more than a cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, committed to our community and determined to deliver the most advanced cancer care available with integrity, compassion and the patient at the center of everything we do.
At Thompson, leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer.
These doctors... have the support of a complete team. Dietitians, genetics counselors, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers and others are all there to treat – and beat – the disease.
Therapies pioneered at Thompson have transformed – and saved – the lives of thousands of East Tennessee cancer patients. And clinical trials have brought the most advanced new cancer medicines to this area.
Each year Thompson’s outreach staff provides free or low-cost services to thousands people who are medically needy or under-served.
As the frontier of cancer care advances, Thompson Cancer Survival Center acquires and develops new treatments and technologies to battle the disease. We’re going to keep advancing until we eliminate cancer once and for all.