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Cedars-Sinai Genetic Counselor I - Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, California

At Cedars-Sinai, we're motivated by a collective spirit of innovation and the challenge to continuously improve. Above all, we share a real passion for helping others. Day after day, from department to department, our people give their all to create a community unlike any other. This is just one of the many reasons U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals—and now we invite you to join us and make a difference every single day in service of this outstanding work – excellence and innovation in patient care, research, and community service. From working with a team of dedicated professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have great resources to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others!

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The Genetic Counselor will provide genetic counseling following established counseling practice guidelines. The incumbent will help in analyzing information and determining if appointments have been scheduled, assessing recurrence risks, and recommending medical or genetic testing based upon analysis of risk, benefit, and cost.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Ensures proper completion of counseling paperwork.

  • Interacts and communicates consistently with the medical geneticist(s).

  • Responsible for the communication of results and coordinating necessary follow-up with medical geneticist.

  • May provide case management for complex genetic cases, including coordinating medical recommendations, testing, and ongoing counseling.

  • Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions; makes referrals for ongoing care and support.

  • Acts as consultant to referring physicians regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to the management of their patients.

  • Participates in routine staff meetings; works to establish her/himself as a team member, providing coverage for colleagues as appropriate.

  • Provides genetic counseling in accordance w/applicable standards of professional care, e.g., compliance with GDB/AFP Program regulations.

  • Frequents continuous education courses, participates in meetings, and reviews medical literature. Stays current in GC field.


  • Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling.


  • ABGC eligible or certified (or equivalent).

  • Expected to obtain ABGC/ABMG certification.


  • New graduate with zero to two (0-2) years experience in genetic counseling.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrates refined analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.

  • Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.

  • Demonstrates organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Computer experience, preferred.

  • Bilingual skills, a plus.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.