Genetic Counsellor Monash Health


Working in Healthcare has never been more important or meaningful

Monash Health is excited to announce new Genetic Counsellor role within our Children’s Cancer Centre. 

This is a part time, fixed-term role (3 years), 0.1 EFT. 

Our Journey:

The Children’s Cancer Centre, is located within Monash Children’s Hospital, and aims to provide exemplary care for our paediatric oncology cohort. The clinical trials team within the centre focuses on providing these patients with a broad range of treatment options through a variety of domestic and international clinical trials and research projects. The Children’s Cancer Centre is involved in a diverse range of research, including; randomised controlled trials, patient registries, biological studies and an established biobank.

A Day in the Life:

In these newly created research positions, the GC will work closely with the Clinical Research Associates and Nurses, Lead Clinical Trial Coordinator, and ward staff, to ensure the provision of state of the art medicine through the Precision Medicine for Every Child with Cancer program. The GC will play an integral role in ensuring participants and their families are appropriately educated about this program, provide properly informed consent, counselled about any research findings, suitably followed up, and educate the wider department about not only any genetic findings, but also wider implications of results.

About You:

You are a passionate, professional interested in bettering the experiences and outcomes for our young patients. You understand the importance of ethical, rigorous research and abiding by Australia’s research standards. You are an advocate of Monash Health’s Strategic Guiding Principles. You are also:

  • committed to working in line with clinical research protocols
  • motivated to create and maintain accurate, rigorous records
  • dedicated to safe best practice and quality care
  • committed to delivering patient centred care and advocating for your patients
  • enthusiastic, compassionate and able to work collaboratively or independently
  • excited to be involved with offering precision medicine to our patients though research

What you need:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree and a post-graduate qualification in genetic counselling
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical research and working with vulnerable populations
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)/ICH Guidelines, with current GCP qualification
  • Part I certification in genetic counselling from the Human Genetics Society of Australasia preferred but not essential
  • Clinical trial or research related qualifications and experience desirable but not mandatory

In Return

  • access to Monash Health in-house learning portals to further expand your acute clinical skills and knowledge base
  • avenues to further develop your leadership and project management skills
  • mentorship and career guidance
  • support to attend relevant forums and conferences
  • a supportive learning environment, should you wish to undertake postgraduate studies

For a confidential discussion and to explore the opportunity further, please call Sophie Goyder on (03) 8572 3460

Monash Health is a great place to work

In 2022 Monash Health was nominated by LinkedIn as one of the top 25 organisations in Australia to grow your career.

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • salary packaging options that increase your take-home pay
  • a comprehensive Health and Wellbeing program
  • free vaccinations
  • private health insurance at discounted rates
  • health imaging services
  • + more

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service and proudly provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers.  More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne. We recognise the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles and our five ICare values.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted that are submitted via the Monash Health online Mercury System (e-recruit).

For information including how to apply and probity check requirements, please refer to attached ‘Application Guide’ located under Position Documents

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.