September 08, 2016


Yale New Haven Health - New Haven, CT

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  • Company
    Yale New Haven Health Yale New Haven Health
  • Location
    New Haven, CT
  • Job Type
  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Masters Degree
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Job Description


To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Smilow Cancer Hospital Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, a multidisciplinary service affiliated with the NCI designated Yale Cancer Center, is seeking qualified Genetic Counselors interested in working in a state of the art program that includes physician leaders specializing in different cancer pathologies that have a hereditary component. The mission of the program is to provide outstanding integrated patient care while keeping the academic commitment to teaching and performing research in different aspects of cancer genetics



* 1. Obtain and assess patient and family medical and psychosocial histories.

* 2. Provide patient education, psychosocial counseling, coordinate testing, facilitate decision-making, and make referrals as necessary.

* 3. Discuss results of diagnostic tests with program team to determine direction of counseling plans.

* 4. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary case conference.

* 5. Collaborate with the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program Physician Leaders and Co-Directors to coordinate services.

* 6. Develop written reports on personal and family medical histories and test results.

* 7. May serve as a Lead Genetic Counselor to an assigned clinic for high risk patients.

* 8. Participate in institution-wide educational activities, such as tumor board, genetics rounds, Schwartz rounds, etc.

* 9. Opportunities for involvement in research, teaching, and community outreach.

* 10. Travel to outreach clinics may be required.

* 11. May perform other duties as assigned.



Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from an ACGC Accredited Program.


One year of experience as a genetic counselor in an oncology setting preferred. Research experience is a plus.


Board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) required; certification preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work in a team focused approach.


**This position is based in New Haven with coverage at YNHH Fairfield and Bridgeport satellite locations.**