Senior Genetic Counsellor (523866)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 12, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Senior Genetic Counsellor vacancy.


$94,469 to $111,765 per annum

Please note that access to salaries beyond $102,829 is subject to completion of a relevant Graduate Diploma or application to the personal upgrade scheme in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that part time hours may be considered.


Level 4, 70 Collins Street, Hobart


The Senior Genetic Counsellor will:

  • Play an integral role in the effective delivery of all aspects of genetic services to individuals and families in Tasmania.
  • Manage complex, difficult or critical clinical cases referred to the Tasmanian Clinical Genetics Service (TCGS).
  • Provide clinical supervision to junior Associate Genetic Counsellors.
  • Provide expert advice on matters pertaining to clinical genetics and genomics to other health professionals.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and policy development for the TCGS.
  • Lead and contribute to clinical research in the area of clinical genetics.

Essential Requirements

  • Membership of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA).
  • A two year clinical Master’s degree in Genetic Counselling from an Australian University accredited by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia; or
  • Comparable qualifications from a recognised tertiary overseas institution; or
  • Part 1 certification (awarded prior to 2010), Board eligible status or full certification in Genetic Counselling awarded by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years full time experience working as a genetic counsellor including experience across all sub-disciplines including familial cancer and pre-natal genetic counselling.
  • Full certification in Genetic Counselling from the HGSA.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 523866 Senior Genetic Counsellor HP03 (February 2021).pdf
(image) 523866 Senior Genetic Counsellor HP03 (February 2021).docx
(image) THS Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) THS Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details for two referees before applying.

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For further information contact

Julia Mansour
Manager – Tasmanian Clinical Genetic Service
Phone: (03) 6166 8296
Email: [email protected]

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