Genetic Counselor

Website University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah

The Family Cancer Assessment Clinic at Huntsman Cancer Institute is looking for a Genetic Counselor to join our multidisciplinary team. The genetic counselor provides education, risk assessment, counseling, support, and follow-up to individuals and families who have or may have inherited cancer susceptibility. Under minimal supervision, responsible for identifying, investigating, interpreting, and communicating potential risk factors. Provides services on a clinical basis and as part of research studies.
The position reports to the Director of the Genetic Counseling Shared Resource.


University of Utah Job ID# PRN18381B- 01233 – HCI Genetic Counselors


COMPENSATION: $65,000 to $78,000


WORK SCHEDULE:  Full-time, 40 hours per week; Day


1. Performs genetic risk assessments by collecting and evaluating medical and family histories.
2. Analyzes and interprets information obtained from patient, medical records and resource materials.
3. Evaluates complex medical and genetic literature and incorporates it into clinical practice.
4. Explains testing options, procedures, test results and there implications; performs psychosocial assessment during genetic consultation and provides grief and crisis counseling as needed.
5. Works with health care team in development and implementation of the care plan.
6. Advises patients and families regarding financial and community resources.
7. Coordinates the ordering of genetic testing, reporting of results and communication of results to the patient and referring providers.
8. Evaluates outcomes and modifies testing or medical recommendations.
9. Facilitates involvement of treatment team members, timely reports and scheduling of team conferences.
10. Participates in genetics education at the University of Utah and of community health care providers. Supervises genetic counseling trainees.
11. Recruits and consents patients to appropriate trials, collects study data, and actively participates in the analysis and interpretation of research data.
Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.



Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program, licensed or eligible for genetic counseling licensure in the state of Utah from the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetics Counseling, and 2 years of experience in a related field; ability to work independently, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Licensure to practice in a clinical field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



• Licensed or eligible for genetic counseling licensure in the state of Utah
• Board certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling or achieving board certification within two consecutive Board certification exam cycles from the hire date.
• Ability to work independently is required. Counseling abilities and clinical judgment skills.
• Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills is required.




EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

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