St Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its commitment to providing state of the art clinical services, while performing innovative basic and patient-directed research. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
The Division of Cancer Predisposition provides a highly collaborative and interactive environment where the Genetic Counselor will have ample opportunities to participate in clinical care and research initiatives centered around germline genomics and the integration of genomic information into patient care. As an integral member of a strong team of physician-investigators, genetic counselors and nurses, the Genetic Counselor will work with patients and relatives at risk of an inherited cancer or genetic disorder and advises them of the consequences and nature of the disorder, as well as the probability of developing or transmitting these identified diseases. The Genetic Counselor will provide patients and relatives with the options open to them in management and family planning to prevent, avoid or ameliorate the potential predisposition to developing cancer. The Genetic Counselor may collaborate in the development and implementation of research protocols in cancer genetics and genomics. The Genetic Counselor will have access to clinical staff and research assistants, study nurses, computational biologists, genome scientists, and many other resources, which will facilitate clinical and research initiatives and ensure their success.
This is a remarkable opportunity to be part of a positive workplace where all employees, regardless of their role, share the same commitment to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. St. Jude is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” and is No. 9 on the 2018 Glassdoor “Best Place to Work” list for companies with 1,000 or more employees. This position is based in Memphis, TN with relocation assistance available. The facilities and salaries are competitive, and a generous benefit package is included. Memphis is a family-friendly metropolitan area that is recognized for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces are part of the reasons why Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work.
Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited genetic counseling program required
GC I: Genetic Counseling experience preferred
GC II: Two years of clinical and/or research experience required. Genetic Counseling experience preferred.
(LC:GENET-TN)Certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling required. Applicable certification and licensure to practice in the State of Tennessee required
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As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.