Through world-class research and patient care, The University of Kansas Cancer Center is working toward a world without cancer. We focus every day on ending the burden of cancer in the Heartland. Join an enthusiastic and highly motivated team of genetic counselors who are passionate about providing patient-focused, high-quality genetic services to individuals and families concerned about hereditary cancer syndromes. Our primary focus is on hereditary cancer and the clinical care of individuals and families. We also have opportunities for involvement in research and professional genetics education activities.
Job Description: The University of Kansas Cancer Center, an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, is currently recruiting a certified/eligible genetic counselor for our growing team. We provide genetic counseling, risk assessment, testing, and education to cancer patients and family members at multiple locations throughout greater Kansas City, and the state of Kansas via telemedicine. Genetic counselors liaison and work closely with oncologists and surgeons from a variety of disciplines including high-risk breast, gynecology, gastroenterology, urology, neurology, endocrinology and other services. We focus on the patient and their family, offering extensive long-term surveillance, management and treatment options. We have established collaborations with other genetic counselors in pediatrics and prenatal genetics throughout the medical center and with multiple extended affiliations.
Genetic counseling services to individuals/family members concerned about a hereditary cancer syndrome
Counseling for a variety of cancer syndromes/indications including breast, uterine, ovarian, colon, renal, adrenal gland/ paraganglioma, prostate and other cancers
Competitive salary (commensurate with NSGC professional status survey)
Competitive benefit package includes funding for continuing education, professional society dues and certification/ recertification fees
Research project development, proposal writing, grant involvement and publishing encouraged
Presentations to educate professional and lay public
Participation in national professional societies, committees and special interest groups
Faculty position involves interaction
Basic qualifications required
Master’s degree from an American Board of Genetics Counseling/Accredited Council for Genetic Counseling accredited program
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated cancer center in the Kansas City metro, region and the state of Kansas. Our doctors are specialists in all forms of cancer, from rare conditions to the more common. Every patient receives personalized treatment designed specifically for their unique cancer.