Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Genetic Counselor in Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Job Posting Number: 23590
Allied Health – All
June 26, 2018
At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
The genes we are born with may contribute to our risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, colorectal, and prostate cancer. The Clinical Genetics Service at MSK helps individuals to understand their risk for disease. We offer state of the art genetic counseling and testing, and can assist individuals (affected or unaffected) and families who are at risk for inherited cancer predispositions to make informed medical decisions.
We are seeking a Genetic Counselor at our location in Basking Ridge, NJ to provide information, counseling and support. This involves analyzing pedigrees for possible cancer predisposition syndromes, assessing risk for specific types of cancer, interpreting information, coordinating genetic testing, identifying at-risk family members, reviewing available options for prevention and surveillance and making appropriate referrals.
Passionate about the use of genetic research and it’s benefits
Stay up abreast of new studies and genetics-related websites (including apps).
Adept at communication with patients.
Analyze patient histories.
Provide genetic testing.
Perform genetic risk calculations.
Educate families about potential health risks.
Help patients to cope with a diagnosis.
Masters degree in Human Genetics.
2+ years experience in genetic counseling, with some knowledge of and experience in cancer genetic counseling.
ABGC Board Certified.
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