Genetics Counsellor Private Advertiser

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sonic Genetics, a subsidiary of Sonic Healthcare, offers comprehensive genetic testing to doctors and patients who are part of the Sonic Healthcare Network. The purpose of Sonic Genetics is to enable a national provision and promotion of genetic testing services by Sonic, with a goal to becoming the national leader in provision of clinically relevant genetic diagnostic services in Australia. 

Position description

We are seeking a Genetic Counsellor (Level 2) to join our Sonic Genetics team at Grosvenor Place, Sydney.  You will play a key role and your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering exceptional patient care and providing pre and post-test counselling for a range of conditions including those detected on reproductive carrier screening, non-invasive prenatal testing, cancer and cardiac panels. This will be delivered via telehealth and the scope of the counselling is limited to those matters that relate directly to the test
  • Providing accurate and useful information through the Sonic Genetics Helpline, website, literature and education activities, such information being generic and not a patient-specific professional service.  This position has high visibility across Sonic and with our requestors and patients nationally and you will play a key role in positing promoting Sonic Genetics to attract further clients. 
  • Assisting in the provision of education and development and maintenance of educational material for patients and physicians.
  • Triaging referrals for genetic testing received through the testing laboratories and ensuring all requirements are  met prior to testing
  • Working closely with the Senior Genetic Counsellor to maintain an active role in providing genetic counselling as a professional service and maintaining certification, including ongoing professional development and engagement with supervision.

Ideal Candidate

  • Must have Master of Genetic Counselling (or equivalent) and be certified as a genetic counsellor by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia or board eligible to be certified as a genetic counsellor by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Minimum 3 years clinical experience and demonstrated understanding of the principles of genetic counselling including medical, genetic and psychosocial aspects. Previous medical laboratory experience will be advantageous
  • Committed to service excellence with a strong passion for delivering exceptional patient care
  • Treats peers with respect and continuously exhibits professionalism and diplomacy in  all situations
  • Excellent time management skills and delivers on multiple competing priorities without compromising quality 
  • Strong adherence to patient confidentiality and compliance to internal policies and procedures

Applications

For further details of the position and a copy of the job description, please contact Belinda Dopita, Senior Genetic Counsellor on 0476 897 344 or [email protected].

Applications including contact details for three referees should be submitted by email to [email protected] by 5 PM on Friday, 10 November 2023. 

Applicants for this position must have the appropriate working rights to work in Australia, and will be required to sign an acceptance that the Company may conduct a police check.