Genetic Counselor - Oncology

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Position description
Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, has an immediate opening for a full-time molecular-based Laboratory Genetic Counselor in the areas of hereditary cancer and somatic tumor oncology testing.

An important role of the molecular-based genetic counselor involves evaluation, annotation, and classification of novel variants based on extensive review and collation of public and private data sources. The genetic counselor synthesizes this information with the provided clinical information to draft a comprehensive interpretive report in collaboration with the laboratory director. Genetic counselors perform this role in support of a variety of hereditary cancer indications including hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Lynch syndrome, other colorectal cancer syndromes, and hereditary paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma. Oncology genetic counselors also participate in somatic variant annotation and reporting for several solid tumor NGS panels (colon cancer, GIST, melanoma, lung cancer, and brain cancer).

Other primary roles and responsibilities of the molecular genetic counselor include patient case management, involvement in test utilization practices, primary liaison and communication to external health care providers, promotion of consistent test reporting standards, test design and development, and education to several rotating student groups (genetic counseling graduate students, medical residents, and fellows).

The roles and responsibilities associated with this position may be performed on-site OR off-site as a telework employee dependent on the applicant’s qualifications.

**A two-year commitment to this position is required**
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. Genetic counselors residing in the state of Minnesota or providing direct patient care to patients in the state of Minnesota must be licensed by the state of Minnesota. Genetic counselors who work in a telework capacity for Mayo Clinic must be licensed by the state of Minnesota.

** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
Additional qualifications
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.

ALL MUST be included for your application to be considered:
*Cover Letter
*Internal candidates must provide their past three performance appraisals.
*Transcripts (unofficial copy accepted) or NACES detailed international equivalency for foreign degrees.
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. Genetic counselors who work in a telework capacity for Mayo Clinic must be licensed by the state of Minnesota.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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