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MD Anderson Cancer Center Genetic Counselor - 20 hours/week in United States

We are hiring a Genetic Counselor for our Clinical Cancer Genetics department! The Clinical Cancer Genetics Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center is dedicated to providing hereditary cancer risk assessment and consultation services. Potential opportunity for specializing in Leukemia, Sarcoma, Endocrine or Breast.

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of specially trained Genetic Counselors and physicians who work together to provide education, hereditary cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing, individualized cancer screening and prevention programs to people who are concerned about their personal and family history of cancer.

The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling. The department is open to new graduates as well as experienced Genetic Counselors.

Part-time Salary Range (20 hrs/wk): $35,500 - $44,500 - $53,500

Key Functions

  1. Direct Patient Care Provider
  • Provide detailed cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling services to patients and families referred to the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program

  • Assess recurrence risk and recommend medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risks, benefit, and cost and facilitates cancer gene testing, when appropriate

  • Interpret genetic testing results and communicate results to the patient and referring provider. Documentation of these results will be placed in the patient's MD Anderson electronic medical record and Clinical Cancer Genetics' Databases (i.e., Progeny, etc.)

  • Refer patients to other specialties when appropriate (i.e., Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Gastroenterology, Health Psychology, etc.)

  • Provide cross coverage, as necessary

  • Obtain out of state genetic counseling licensure(s), as necessary

  • Direct patient care may be performed via virtual (telephone or video) platforms or in person. This will be based on the needs of the clinical center and the patient

  1. Liaison and Education
  • Serve as a department, institutional and community liaison for presentations and outreach activities for specific programs and projects. This will include, but is not limited to participation in multidisciplinary conferences, grand rounds, provider and patient conferences, sponsor programs, outreach events, etc.

  • Assist in the development and preparation of promotional, educational and referral materials; as well as various other media

  • Conduct public and professional presentations

  • Provide education to the public, students and health care professionals in hereditary cancer and genetic counseling

  • Participate in instruction, perform supervisory roles and evaluate students during their cancer rotation(s) from GSBS, Emory, Baylor, etc.

  1. Clinical and Research Studies
  • Assist and participate in clinical and research studies by participating in design, writing , editing and implementation

  • Initiate new clinical and research projects in collaboration with faculty member(s) or multidisciplinary team(s)

  • Assist in the recruitment and communication of/with participants from both inside and outside of MD Anderson

  • Review clinical and research study materials, patient charts, etc.

  1. Other Functions
  • This position may require travel to other MD Anderson locations

  • Other duties as assigned


Required: Post-baccalaureate degree in genetic counseling or related field.

Preferred: None.


Required: Eligible to apply for active candidate status for the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certification exam.

Preferred: Certified Genetic Counselor.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 161451

  • Employment Status: Part-Time Benefits Eligible

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 71,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 89,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 107,000

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: No