Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Inova Health Systems) has an opening for a full-time clinical Cancer Genetic Counselor to join a dynamic and supportive team of five cancer genetic counselors to provide risk assessment and clinical follow up for individuals with or at-risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.
Our highly collaborative team is seeking an additional member who can manage genetic education, risk assessment, counseling, coordination of genetic testing and support to patients and their family members at-risk for inherited cancer syndromes. The successful candidate will independently manage cases and communicate between the patient and their multi-disciplinary care team in diagnosis and evaluations of such conditions, and review options for screening and prevention and make appropriate referrals. Weekly team meetings and mentoring by experienced cancer genetics counselors provides support and consistency.
There is also the opportunity to participate in tumor boards and teaching/mentoring of genetic counseling graduate students and genetics fellows/residents from local training programs.
All applicants must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Master’s degree in genetic counseling, ABGC board-eligible or -certified.
Trained in clinical genetics, communicating genetic risk, counseling techniques.
1-3 years of clinical cancer genetics experience preferred, but not required.
work autonomously on a daily basis
work well within a team as part of a demanding genetic counseling practice
independently problem solve
work with deadlines and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
handle patient information in a confidential manner consistent with HIPAA and appropriate patient privacy practices
communicate with patients and their relatives in a clear and sensitive manner
effectively communicate with all levels of staff, both within and outside of the department
Inova is a healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova encompasses the full array of health services. Inova's service promise is that we seek every opportunity to meet the unique needs of each person we are privileged to serve – every time, every touch.
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About Inova Health System
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than two million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. Inova's mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. At Inova, more than 16,000 employees demonstrate their commitment every day to providing the community with expert, world-class, compassionate patient care.