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UnitedHealth Group

Genetics Counselor - Optum Cancer Care - Las Vegas, NV - $10k Sign On Bonus


Acute Care


Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

$10,000 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates only

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

OptumCare Cancer Care, a division of OptumCare Nevada, is committed to offering patients compassion, innovation, and high quality care. The group is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

The Genetics Counselor responsibilities are many and involve working alongside physicians and families.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the health care team they act as liaison or advocate for patients carrying a genetic trait or have an inherited disease
  • As a genetic resource for physicians in identifying genetic structures to reach a definitive diagnosis
  • Provide information and support to families in which a member is diagnosed with a genetic disorder or birth defect
  • A source of information to families which are at risk or prone to certain inherited diseases
  • Identify families at risk in the community investigating the problem, analyze the inheritance pattern and probability of occurrence or recurrence, then interpreting the information gathered to the families concerning the disorder and discuss genetic testing available
  • Provide genetic counseling at high risk specialty breast care or medical oncology clinics for patients and/or family members of patients that may carry a genetic trait for certain inherited diseases

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an approved program by the American Board of Genetic Counselors or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • 2+ years of experience utilizing an Electronic Medical Record (preferably, AllScripts, NextGEN, etc.)
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible with the ability to obtain certification within 3-4 years
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Access to reliable transportation, which will enable you to travel to patient / client sites
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling
  • 1+ years of experience in genetics / genomics
  • Skilled in translating the genetic language into understandable terms for the populace

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.