Genetic Counselor-Division of Oncology

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25621

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Cancer Predisposition Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is part of the Division of Oncology, which is staffed by internationally recognized pediatric oncologists and teams with expertise in every type of pediatric cancer, from the most common to the most rare.

The Cancer Predisposition Program  at CHOP provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, follow-up care and genetic counseling for both inpatients and outpatients. Patients are seen by an oncologist and a genetic counselor. Individuals with specific types of tumors, multiple primary tumors, certain physical features, or a significant family history of cancer are referred for evaluation and diagnosis of a genetic syndrome.

First-time evaluations take place in the outpatient Cancer Predisposition Clinic. Patients with a known diagnosis are also followed by the Cancer Predisposition Program to coordinate cancer surveillance and to provide families with updated information regarding their condition. In addition to the general Cancer Predisposition Clinic, we have a dedicated, multidisciplinary GI Predisposition Clinic. We also work closely with other programs that manage patients with Neurofibromatosis and Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. Finally, we coordinate multidisciplinary care with Genetics, Endocrinology, Neurology, Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery and other disciplines.

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Both new and experienced GC are encouraged to apply !

Job Responsibilities

Under the direction of a licensed Genetic Counselor/licensed physician in the Division, this position will ensure that patient charts aere prepared for clinic. 

  • Assist genetic counselors with record gathering including results of laboratory studies
  • Assist in writing letters of medical necessity
  • Coordinate paperwork for testing
  • For new patient appointments, accurately and thoroughly complete relevant intake information
  • Assist in scheduling ancillary tests and complete all necessary paperwork with sign off from the relevant licensed physician


Phone responsibilities

  • Record accurately and thoroughly all telephone messages, detailing the caller’s name, company or patient name, phone number, and reason for call.


Patient Correspondence and Chart Maintenance

  • Assemble preliminary new patient chart within at least 24 hours prior to the new patient visit 100% of the time.
  • Call to obtain results or additional records as needed prior to patient visits

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Provisional Genetic Counselor License obtained within 90 days of placement into position.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s degree in human genetics or genetic counseling

Additional Technical Requirements

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Ability to handle confidential materials.

Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Excellent organizational skills.

Attention to details.

Ability to exercise independent judgment.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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