The Department of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is seeking outstanding applicants to fill a Medical Oncology Genetic Counselor position. This position is a unique opportunity to work in the academic setting with an experienced and motivated team to address disparities in genetics. The patient population at LAC+USC reflects the diversity of Los Angeles County, and this genetic counselor will strive to provide compassionate and culturally informed genetic counseling to a majority non-English, primarily Spanish-speaking patient population. The genetic counseling position is comprised of both research and clinical roles.
As an integral part of the research team, the genetic counselor will participate in a newly funded Cancer Moonshot project âOptimizing Engagement of Hispanic Colorectal Cancer Patients in Cancer Genomic Characterization Studies.â Â The genetic counselor will (1) counsel Hispanic/Latino research participants with colorectal cancer regarding their genomic findings and work to integrate these results into their medical care and (2) join efforts of the research team to improve participant engagement in this unique population. As an integral part of the team, the genetic counselor will formulate and support research activities related to the fields of genetic counseling, cancer genetics and genomics, and precision oncology.
The clinical role of this position at LAC+USC Medical Center will consist of cancer genetic counseling services in a busy academic clinical medical oncology setting. The genetic counselor will be responsible for overseeing patient care, providing genetic counseling, coordinating follow-up visits and cascade genetic testing, providing tests results to patients, obtaining/reviewing medical records, and conducting outreach to patients, families, the medical community, and stakeholders.
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. As a member of the USC team, you will help build upon the universityâs exceptional expertise in patient care as well taking advantage of our excellent compensation package, outstanding retirement benefits, and generous educational benefits
Minimum Education: M.S. Genetic Counseling, Board eligible or Board certified.
Minimum Experience/Knowledge: One-year experience in genetic counseling preferred. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.