Genetic Counselor South, FL

Date Posted: June 3rd, 2020


Position Summary

Consider living and working in Palm Beach County, FL! An excellent destination location to vacation and as well as to live and develop your career. There are excellent schools, restaurants, shopping, etc.

The Genetic Counselor is responsible for the delivery of services and resources for the genetic counseling, evaluation and follow-up services for individuals and family members suspected to have an inherited predisposition to cancer.

There is a significant sign on bonus and relocation package associated with this position.

  • In this role you will:

  • Identify and counsel individuals and families at risk of familial and hereditary cancer syndromes.

  • Active participation in community outreach activities, research and in Tumor Board Conference.

  • Under the supervision of the Medical Oncologist, exercise independent judgment in gathering information from the patient and referring physician.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders and syndromes

Write detailed consultative reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts for patients or referring physicians

  • Discuss testing options and the associated risk factors, benefits, and limitations with patients and families

  • Interview patients to obtain comprehensive medical histories and document the findings

  • Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians

  • Counsel patients and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance regarding genetic risks and inherited conditions

  • Determine patient treatment plans by reviewing laboratory work, literature, and patient histories

  • Skillfully communicate complex results to patients and families with emphasis on understanding the recommendations and associated implications

  • Strong communications skills to effectively address conflicting views or barriers and mediate equitable solutions

  • Participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in genetics and genomics

  • Participates in clinical cancer genetics research development and implementation


  • Graduate of an accredited Genetic Counseling Program with Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling or ARNP with Cancer Genetic counseling experience

  • Board Certified or board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABCG) or American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG)

  • Knowledge acquired through education and/or work experience in Cancer Services Department or Cancer Genetics Counseling preferred

  • Successful Completion of clinical rotation in an accredited Genetic Counseling Training Program

  • Minimum of one year of experience in genetic counseling preferred

  • Proficient with EMR systems

  • CITI Training (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) preferred

  • Must meet minimum experience requirements to be eligible for the sign-on bonus