Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full time Cancer Genetic Counselor. In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for assisting patients and their families in understanding hereditary cancer, as well as serving as educator and resource person for other health care professionals and the general public.
Provides genetic counseling for patients and their families referred for the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at NYU Langone, based at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center.
Provides tailored cancer risk assessment for the individual/family for hereditary predisposition to cancer.
Effectively counsels patients and their families. Interviews patients and their families to review the family history of cancer, provides individualized cancer risk assessment, and effectively provides individual and group counseling to patients and their families.
Reviews complex cases with one of the hereditary cancer specialist physicians in the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program.
Ability to collaborate effectively as a member of the health care team and to take initiative and leadership as appropriate.
Directs patients and their families to appropriate community agencies for long-term care or long-term follow-up counseling. Effectively directs patients and their families to community agencies when appropriate. Seeks out community-based resources in order to better serve our patients.
Develops educational program and protocols for medical students and residents, genetics fellows and genetics counseling students. Takes an active role in educating all of the interdisciplinary team members regarding the role of genetics in providing services to our patients.
Provides genetics support to research studies as necessary. Effectively participates in educational activities and brings back knowledge learned to share with the Supportive Services department.
Participate in educational activities of the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program, including training or medical students, resident, fellows, and genetic counselors.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in genetic counseling from an accredited program. Board certification or eligibility for board certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Preferred Qualifications: Previous on-the-job experience as a genetic counselor preferred but recent graduates will be considered. Cancer genetic counseling experience is preferred but not required. Experience working with multicultural audiences preferred.
NYU Langone —a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center—is one of the nation’s premier destinations for excellence in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of Tisch Hospital, our acute care facility; the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; Rusk Rehabilitation, the #1 rehab program in New York since U.S. News & World Report began its hospital rankings in 1989; and a growing ambulatory care network with locations throughout Manhattan, the outer boroughs, and the tri-state area, bringing services directly to where its patients live and work. An integral part of NYU Langone, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless pe...ople since 1841.With more than 75 divisions of specialty care including comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for every stage of life, a multifaceted Research and Academic Center and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine focused on primary care. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island joined NYU Langone Health as of August 2019. NYU Langone's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year.