Job Description

Genetic Counselor - On Site or Remote Options

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:


Onsite or Remote Option Offered

The genetic counselor will: provide genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment services with coordination of genetic testing when appropriate, communicate effectively with patients, stakeholders, clinicians, and external organizations, participate in genetics meetings and multidisciplinary tumor boards, act as an internal and external resource on cancer genetics, and contribute to the achievement of departmental goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform pre-consult reviews of patient medical and family history information
  • Contract with patients to outline topics for review and session expectations
  • Construct comprehensive pedigrees using interviewing skills to elicit appropriate information for cancer genetics risk assessment
  • Provide risk assessment including mutation probabilities and cancer risks based on statistical, clinical and empiric data
  • Educate patients about general genetics concepts, inheritance patterns, genetic testing, and hereditary cancer syndromes (including related risks and medical management guidelines)
  • Evaluate patients’ readiness for genetic testing with psychosocial assessments
  • Coordinate and select appropriate genetic testing based on national, syndrome-specific, and consensus guidelines
  • Obtain informed consent for genetic testing
  • Utilize culturally sensitive and non-directive interviewing and genetic counseling techniques to promote patient autonomy and decision-making
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of psychosocial, ethical, financial, and legal issues during genetics consults
  • Accurately interpret and clearly communicate genetic test results to patients and clinicians in a timely manner
  • Document genetic counseling and testing information in the electronic medical record and in written communications with patients
  • Act as a liaison between patients, clinicians, genetic testing laboratories and insurance companies
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders within and clinicians/stakeholders/departments outside genetics/precision medicine
  • Obtain genetics continuing education credits in accordance and in compliance with the American Board of Genetic Counseling, National Standards (NAPBC), and relevant genetic counseling licensure laws
  • Provide verbal and written cancer genetics education to stakeholders, clinicians, internal and external groups
  • Review and apply cancer genetics medical literature and national care guidelines/standards of care


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in genetic counseling/medical genetics from a program accredited by the Accreditation Counsel for Genetic Counseling
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling Certified or Eligible
  • Licensed or eligible to obtain genetic counseling licensure in Georgia, Illinois and other states as needed
  • Clinical experience in cancer genetics preferred, new graduates will be considered
  • Experience with different service delivery models including in-person and telehealth genetics consults
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of a team  
  • Experience with MS Teams, Outlook, Adobe Sign, and Progeny helpful

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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Important Notes

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