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Sutter Health Genetic Counselor Oncology in Oakland, California

Position Overview:

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for providing patients with genetic counseling.



Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling is required.

Licensures and Certifications:

American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is required.

Board certification or eligibility in genetic counseling by either the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling preferred.


Years clinical experience as a genetic counselor preferred as indicated below:

1-4 years Genetic Counselor I

5-14 years Genetic Counselor II

15+ years Genetic Counselor III

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Understanding of clinical applications and standards necessary to provide comprehensive, current genetic services and counseling

  • Familiar with input and data retrieval on computer database

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, good writing ability

  • Knowledge and experience in the area of teamwork with health professionals

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese preferred

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.