Senior Genetic Counsellor (523866)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 21, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Allied Health Professional Level 3


$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 Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight

Please note that part time hours will also be considered




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 Masters 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

How to apply

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For further information contact

Fred Howard
Area Services Manager
(03) 6166 6668
[email protected]

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