Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Overview To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion-must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

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.

Qualifications EDUCATION

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.**

Company Description:

Yale New Haven Hospital is a destination hospital for patients from around the corner, around the country, and around the world. As a Magnet-recognized*, tertiary medical center, with 1,500+ beds, we are the 4th largest hospital in the country, with two acute care campuses and three emergency departments, including a Level I trauma center. We're ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, which is a testament to the unrivaled expertise, compassion and character of our staff, and as the primary teaching facility for Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing, we are nationally recognized for our commitment to teaching and clinical research.

Located on the Connecticut shoreline, Yale New Haven Hospital includes Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.

*Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street campus and associated ambulatory sites are Magnet-designated by the ANCC.