The primary role of the Genetic Counselor I (GCI) is the provision of clinical cancer genetic counseling services under the auspices of the UCLA Health System. In this role, you will work both autonomously and in coordination with medical providers in the evaluation of patients and families at risk for hereditary cancer. Your major responsibilities include delivering high-quality hereditary cancer risk assessment, counseling and advising patients and families about the significance of hereditary cancers and implications of genetic testing.
As our Genetic Counselor serves as an institutional resource for complex medical issues related to hereditary cancer syndromes. The GCI works collaboratively with highly skilled cancer genetic counselors while contributing to the expansion and standardization of cancer genetics care at UCLA.
Masters of Science or Master of Arts in Genetic Counseling conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Board Certified/board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Current licensure by the state of California Department of Public Health to practice Genetic Counseling.
Expert and current knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practices of cancer biology and cancer genetics
Expert knowledge in cancer genetic counseling including the ability to assess for and advise on hereditary cancer predisposition
Understanding of the principles of cancer detection, screening and prevention.
Knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of patient care as it relates to cancer genetics, including risk perception, support mechanisms, defense and coping mechanisms, relationships and decision-making processes.
Knowledge of existing legislation to protect patients against genetic discrimination
Demonstrated computer skills to prepare documents, presentations, spreadsheets, pedigrees, and run risk assessment programs/models.
Knowledge and appropriate execution of IRB policies and procedures.
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.