Associate Genetic Counsellor/Genetic Counsellor

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 06/06/2024 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 75748

Reference: 75748

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Associate / Genetic Counsellor
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Ongoing position, 2 days per week
  • Parkville, City Campus Location
  • Salary Packaging options available

The Parkville Familial Cancer Centre and Genomic Medicine Department is a comprehensive genetic service which provides diagnosis, counselling and support to adults with a variety of genetic disorders.

We provide multidisciplinary clinics for diagnosis, risk assessment and risk management, with a team of clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, and genetic nurses, as well as committed specialists in medical and surgical disciplines appropriate to support that clinic.

This role is an exciting opportunity for a Genetic Counsellor or Associate Genetic Counsellor to join the combined Parkville Familial Cancer Centre and Adult Genetics department. The appointee will provide genetic counselling to families in Familial cancer clinics and adult genetics clinics at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Box Hill Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, and regional centres (Bendigo, Geelong, Warrnambool, Mildura). A minimum of MHGSA board eligibility, excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated capacity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are required. Previous experience working in a Clinical Genetics service is desired.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Working in conjunction with other team members, including genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, geneticists, intake assistants, discipline specific clinical staff, data managers, administrative staff and laboratory staff
  • Interpreting and explaining the results of genetic analysis
  • Appropriate follow-up and support of patients and their families as appropriate (including ensuring that file reviews are done in a timely fashion)
  • Process and manage new referrals, clinical follow up and files reviews within set Key Performance Indicators
  • Gather family history information and set cancer verification plan by telephone
  •  Participate in the collection of medical, genetic, family history information as necessary
  •  Documentation of patient contact and details in appropriate database and medical records
  • Ensuring that letters are written and sent to patients and their doctors in a timely fashion
  • Contribute to department education and research programs

About you:

  • Board Eligibility in Genetic Counselling (MHGSA status)
  • An understanding of the current genetic and psychosocial issues relating to adult genetics and familial cancer
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent time management skills with focus on attention to detail
  • Demonstrate competency in managing complex work load with high level of accuracy
  • Active involvement in quality assurance and risk management activities
  • Previous clinical genetic counselling experience desired
  • Previous experience working in a clinical genetics service desired

 Why work with The Royal Melbourne Hospital?

  • Work in a supportive and exciting learning environment.
  • Great opportunities for career diversity and professional development, including training and research opportunities, as well as access to mentorship and leadership programs.
  • Enjoy access to comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs to support work-life balance including on-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
  • Up to $12,000 tax free earnings with salary packaging options, monthly paid day off for full time staff.
  • Central Parkville location – onsite car parking options, easily accessible via public transport.
  • Generous financial support available for interstate and international candidates as well as a dedicated Immigration Team to support with visa applications.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check. All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine (mandatory for all clinical and or patient facing roles) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination. 

Associate Genetic Counsellor/Genetic Counsellor

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Michael Bogwitz - 93427151
Maryan Valverde - 93427151

Associate Genetic Counsellor/Genetic Counsellor