Genetic Counselor - AZ at Mayo Clinic
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Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is seeking a full time Genetic Counselor to join our team and to be an integral part of growing our Clinical Genomics department. The counselor will provide educational and emotional support to families who have a familial history of genetic disorders, or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions to help them understand and adapt to the medical, psycho-social, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. The counselor will also work collaboratively with Medical Geneticist in the newly established Department of Clinical Genomics. This position will participate in the education of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine students (AZ Campus) and will collaborate with Oncology providers in an NCI designated Cancer Center.
Provides general genetic counseling, and/or pre-and post-testing support for genetic testing. Collects appropriate clinical and family information necessary for risk assessment, identifying appropriate testing, interpretation and follow-up of test results. Serves as a resource to health care providers, laboratories and support staff regarding genetic testing and follow-up. Participates in the planning, integration, and evaluation of the Genetic Counseling program and services. Acts as a liaison to internal and external providers and provides ongoing education relative to genetic counseling services provided at Mayo Clinic. Plays an active role in supervision of genetic counseling graduate students, genetic fellows, and other students and trainees seeking genetic knowledge, when applicable.
Master of Science or Master of Arts in Genetic Counseling granted by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required. Eligible for active candidate status as defined by ABGC or board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) necessary. Certification must be attained within 2 years of start date.
Professional knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practice of medical, clinical, and laboratory genetics required. Must have effective oral and written presentation and communication skills, superior organizational skills and be able to work independently. Computer skills appropriate for laboratory and clinical case management necessary.
License or certification
Genetic counselors who reside in or provide direct patient care in the state of Minnesota must be licensed by the state of Minnesota.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,777.60, based on a full-time position.
Hours / Pay period
Works Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.
With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.
Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
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Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).