Genetic Counselor

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Veterans Health Administration - Genetic Counselor

Genomic Medicine Service provides a unique opportunity to deliver genetic counseling using the VA’s telehealth infrastructure to Veterans within the VA health care system nationwide. We provide care from Puerto Rico to Saipan, an outreach clinic for Hawai’i on the other side of the international date line! There are TWO (2) positions currently open. You will join a team of genetic professionals that include counselors who are positioned to work at the top of their scope of practice.

Clinical responsibilities include both telehealth (primarily) and in-person genetic counseling for adult patients (e.g., cancer, neurological and cardiovascular genetics). Applicants must be able to work independently, be detail-oriented, and be able to:

– communicate and counsel with both patients and providers
– collect medical and family histories from patient, electronic medical record, and referring providers
– interpret family histories and laboratory findings and discuss them with the patient in layman’s terms
– assess primary literature quickly to prep for a wide variety of indications
– provide education to a nation of providers and lab personnel – the VA trains almost 80% of physicians and nurses.

Genomic Medicine Service is based in Salt Lake City. Please note, these positions are not telecommuting positions; genetic counselors work from our offices in Salt Lake. Genomic Medicine Service provides state of the art, private offices with convenient parking. We have a growing team with ten genetic counselors, support staff, social worker, lab manager, telehealth program specialist, nurse practitioner, and MD geneticist. New graduate employees are trained and supported under a preceptorship program to help navigate their new position and the VA system. We receive referrals from multiple specialties for almost any indication you can think of, so this position is a good fit for individuals who like variety and continued learning.

Position Requirements: Masters of Science degree in Genetic Counseling. Certification, or eligible for certification, as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). The candidate must be licensed (full/provisional) or license eligible by the Utah Department of Professional Licensing at the time of application.

Apply at: USAJobs (, search for Genetic Counselor in Salt Lake City. ALSO, email cover letter and CV to Vickie Venne at Feel free to contact Ms. Venne with any questions about the position or application process. The posting is open for 10 days as of April 26, 2018.

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