Genetic Counselor

Organization
Inova Translational Medicine Institute
Job Location
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Job Description

Inova Translational Medicine Institute (Inova Health Systems) has an opening for a full-time clinical Cancer Genetic Counselor to join a growing team of experienced genetic counselors and medical geneticists to provide risk assessment and clinical follow up for individuals with or at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes.  We are looking for someone who can work independently to manage genetic education, risk assessment, counseling, coordination of genetic testing and support to patients and their family members at risk for inherited cancer syndromes. They will communicate between the patient and their multi-disciplinary care team in diagnosis and evaluations of such conditions.  Mentoring by two experienced cancer genetic counselors can be provided for new graduates.  Applicants should have a particular interest in developing and maintaining expertise in hereditary breast and gastrointestinal (GI) cancer syndromes and will have the opportunity to participate in breast and GI tumor boards and Cancer Committee. 

Requirements

All applicants must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  There is also the opportunity to participate in teaching and mentoring genetic counseling students from local Master’s degree training programs.

About Our Organization

The Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) research institute established February 2011 by the Inova Health System (IHS). The IHS is comprised of 5 community hospitals plus a variety of component outpatient and specialty clinics in Northern Virginia. It is the largest provider of health care services in the DC metropolitan area with approximately 22,000 births and 2 million patient visits per year. Its hospitals provide a full range of clinical services to the community and metropolitan region. ITMI has access to the clinical services of the hospital to support research projects.  ITMI is Inova’s visionary initiative to bring personalized medicine to Northern Virginia and the world. It is leading the transformation of healthcare from a reactive to a predictive model using technological innovation, pioneering research and sophisticated information management.  ITMI has compiled one of the world’s largest genomic datasets; petabytes of data continue to be generated.

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