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Associate Genetic Counsellor Level 1 Level 2

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.
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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (job share arrangement may be considered)
Position Classification: Multidisciplinary 
Remuneration: Up to 93114 (dependent on experience/qualifications in line with award equivalent to Genetic Counsellor (Level 1/ Level 2))
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ192503
Location: Westmead
Welcoming new graduates (completion of Masters of Genetic Counselling in 2020)  to apply.
Individuals from nursing/midwifery background who meet the selection criteria are welcome to apply for this position.

What you'll be doing
Provide information and genetic counselling support to clients and their families and where relevant help facilitate genetic testing under the supervision of a clinical geneticist   as part of the Clinical Genetics Department, at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 

Post graduate qualification in genetic counselling and/or have attained “Board eligible” status in genetic counselling from the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA). Demonstrated skills and knowledge in the provision of genetic counselling services

Demonstrated understanding of the application of genomic medicine in clinical care and research

Demonstrated advanced reasoning skills with ability to problem solve, prioritise work and meet deadlines

Proven ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and operate autonomously with minimal direct clinical supervision is desirable.

Demonstrated well developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrated computer literacy and ability to use health information systems

Commitment to ongoing education and completion of certification as a genetic counsellor by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 
As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.
This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.
Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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Applications Close: 25/10/20


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Associate Genetic Counsellor Level 1 Level 2 NSW Health

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