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Genetic Counselor

Genetic Counselor

Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day Shift

Welcome to Thompson Cancer Survival Center. We are more than a world class cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, where leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Our physicians are supported by a team of patient navigators , dietitians , genetics counselors, clinical trial specialists, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors are here to treat and beat cancer. In addition to the original downtown Knoxville location, Thompson facilities are located in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville . For more information please visit us at

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Position Summary: The genetic counselor will provide genetic education, counseling and psychological support for patients who have or may be at risk for hereditary cancer. The genetic counselor will identify families at risk, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns, and review available options with the patient and family. He/she will also coordinate and support research activities within their area of expertise.

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience: Two or more (2+) years of genetic counseling experience preferred. New graduates are welcome to apply. He/she must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Licensure Requirement: Board certification or eligibility for board certification in genetic counseling through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). If ABGC certified, the candidate must initiate Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. If not ABGC certified, the candidate must obtain Active Candidate Status as conferred by the ABGC, take the next available certification exam and initiate the Temporary Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. CPR required.