Genetic Counselor Assistant

Website Huntsman Cancer Institute

Job Summary:

Seeking highly motivated, responsible student to work in Huntsman Cancer Institute’s dynamic clinical environment within High Risk Cancer Research.


Under direct supervision of the genetic counselors within the Family Cancer Assessment Clinic (FCAC), the Genetic Counselor Assistant is responsible for:
•Effectively supporting the internal clinical work flow of the FCAC team by assisting in all aspects of patient intake and follow-up
•Interviewing patients and documenting personal and family medical history in preparation for appointments
•Obtaining appropriate medical records and creating patient charts
•Facilitating initial and follow-up consultations with healthcare providers and genetic counselors
•Database entry
•Creating/maintaining electronic genetic counseling documentation templates
•Other patient preparation and follow-up tasks to support genetic counselors.

The Genetic Counselor Assistant may also have opportunities to participate in additional community outreach and educational opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in a related field, or equivalency, plus two years of related experience required; ability to use logic and reasoning to prioritize tasks; computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet software, and/or database software preferred; demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be preferred.

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


Bachelor’s degree in a Social or Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts, or a field related to the area of research, or equivalency. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively over the telephone and in person. Ability to work sensitively and effectively with patients. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to work well both independently, with minimal supervision, and in a multidisciplinary team environment. Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint . Experience with EPIC and Progeny preferred. Ability to speak Spanish.

Additional Information:

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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