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Genetic Counseling Assistant

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 208389
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2024

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  • Location: UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, US:CO:Aurora
  • Department: Cancer Center
  • FTE: Full Time, 1.0, 80.00 hours per pay period (2 weeks)
  • Shift: Days 
  • Pay: $19.10 - $24.83 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience
  • (include COVER LETTER with resume)

Assists genetic counselors in day-to-day operations. Performs routine administrative duties and clinical support, requiring general knowledge of genetics and organizational policies and procedures.


  • Triages genetic counseling referrals and schedules visits.
  • Performs case preparation, including obtaining medical records, family history, and additional relevant information.
  • Coordinates genetic testing, including sample collection, insurance authorization, preparing lab orders, and providing clinical information to genetic testing laboratories.
  • Serves as contact for genetic counseling program for patients and other staff.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Bachelor’s degree. Preferred: Degree in biological sciences, Genetic Counseling Assistant training.

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UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

  • UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program! UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

UCHealth always welcomes talent. This position will be open for a minimum of three days and until a top applicant is identified.

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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