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The Smilow Cancer Hospital Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, a multidisciplinary service affiliated with the NCI designated Yale Cancer Center, is seeking qualified Genetic Counselors interested in working in a state of the art program that includes physician leaders specializing in different cancer pathologies that have a hereditary component. The mission of the program is to provide outstanding integrated patient care while keeping the academic commitment to teaching and performing research in different aspects of cancer genetics



  • 1. Obtain and assess patient and family medical and psychosocial histories.
  • 2. Provide patient education, psychosocial counseling, coordinate testing, facilitate decision-making, and make referrals as necessary.
  • 3. Discuss results of diagnostic tests with program team to determine direction of counseling plans.
  • 4. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary case conference.
  • 5. Collaborate with the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program Physician Leaders and Co-Directors to coordinate services.
  • 6. Develop written reports on personal and family medical histories and test results.
  • 7. May serve as a Lead Genetic Counselor to an assigned clinic for high risk patients.
  • 8. Participate in institution-wide educational activities, such as tumor board, genetics rounds, Schwartz rounds, etc.
  • 9. Opportunities for involvement in research, teaching, and community outreach.
  • 10. Travel to outreach clinics may be required.
  • 11. May perform other duties as assigned.




Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from an ACGC Accredited Program.




One year of experience as a genetic counselor in an oncology setting preferred. Research experience is a plus.




Board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) required; certification preferred.




Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work in a team focused approach.


Additional Information

This position is based in New Haven with coverage at YNHH Fairfield and Bridgeport satellite locations.

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