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Associate Genetics Counsellor (Level 1/2) - Illawarra Cancer Care Centre.

I work for NSW - Wollongong, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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Employment Type: Temporary Part Time, 25 hours per week until 27 June 2021 (with possibility of extension)
Facility: Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital
Position Classification: Genetics Counsellor Level 1/2
Remuneration: $32.51 - $47.10 per hour
Requisition ID: REQ219506
Applications close: 25 April 2021

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Cancer Care Service at Wollongong Hospital.

What You'll Be Doing

The Associate Cancer Genetic Counsellor will work within the Hereditary Cancer Clinic, providing genetic counselling and education of clients, triaging of referrals, organisation of clinic, education of health professionals and the community, and promotion of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic.
The Level 1 clinician is responsible and accountable for providing a professional level of service to the health facility.
The Level 1 clinician will exercise professional judgement commensurate with their years of experience, as experienced is gained, the level of professional judgement increases and direct professional supervision decreases.

The Level 1 clinician will participate in quality activities and workplace education.

After 12 months experience the Level 1 Clinician may be required to provide supervision to undergraduate students and work experience students on observational placements.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

This is a 25 hours per week maternity leave relief position until 27 June 2021 with the possibility of extension at same / reduced hours. An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary Part-Time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with https://www1.health.nsw.gov.au/pds/Pages/doc.aspx?dn=PD2020_017 before employment can commence.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/guide/nswhealth/Pages/apply-for-position.aspx

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant undergraduate degree with post graduate qualification in genetic counselling or have attained Part I certification/ Board Eligible to Undertake Certification in genetic counselling from the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.
  • Ability to provide a professional level of service whilst working under professional supervision in the Hereditary Cancer Clinic.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgement commensurate with years of experience.
  • Demonstrated participation in quality and workplace education, as well as a commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy with experience with database, presentation and pedigree drawing software.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated commitment, ability to meet deadlines and high standards of performance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of evidence based practice to Genetic Counselling.
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For role related queries or questions contact Nicola Ryan on Nicola.Ryan@health.nsw.gov.au

Agency: Health

Wollongong, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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