Genetics Counselor - Cancer Genetics - Durham
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Retail
5 days ago

Job Info

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

General Description of the Job Class

To create, develop and implement specialized clinical practice in the specific area of clinical genetics. Work independently and function as part of a medical genetics team under the supervision of a medical geneticist.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Gather and review pertinent medical records and preparation for clinic visit.

Take a family pedigree and medical history and interpretation of same.

Participate in clinical evaluation of patient.

Provide information about the medical genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns, and risk of occurrence and reoccurrence.

Provide information about available reproductive options and prenatal diagnosis where appropriate.

Prepare case summaries and genetic counseling letter.

Coordinate scheduling of appointments for general, specialty and outreach genetics clinics.

Train and supervise graduate genetic counseling students in their clinical experiences.

Advise and consult with local and national lay organizations and community support groups through participation on boards, advisory councils and national meetings.

Conduct research in the field of genetic counseling.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetics Counseling (ABGC) accredited program


Board Certification or eligible by the American Board Of Genetic Counselors (ABGC).

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

Board Certification or eligible by the American Board Of Genetic Counselors (ABGC).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Strong Psychological Counseling Skills

Ability to work in a complex, emotional and stressful environment.

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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