Genetic Counselor - Regional Medical Specialist

Myriad Genetics, Inc Located in: San Antonio,  Texas
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The Regional Medical Specialist is a critical position to the company, responsible for providing clinical education and support to healthcare providers in the identification and management of hereditary cancer syndromes. The Regional Medical Specialist functions as a field-based member of the Medical Affairs department within their business unit. This position requires field travel (averaging about 3 days per week) and home office work, with up to 80% of time spent on client interaction. The majority of travel is within a defined geographic region, but additional travel may be required for occasional educational or corporate meetings.


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    • Work closely with sales, marketing and managed care to implement the goals and strategies of the company.

    • Influence community healthcare providers to adopt hereditary cancer risk assessment as standard of care.

    • Provide consistent messaging and training to healthcare providers regarding identification and management of high risk patients.

    • Manage time and territory needs and prioritize company objectives.

    • Assist in the creation of educational and training materials used to communicate company products and services.

    • Employ strong project management skills by prioritizing and leading multiple tasks concurrently



    Candidates for the position include Board Certified/Board Eligible genetic counselors; or licensed Advanced Practice Nurses or Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 to 5 years relevant risk assessment experience. Candidates should have well developed organizational, communication, presentation and project management skills. Candidates should have the ability to interact effectively in a team environment regardless of personnel function or reporting responsibilities.


    Preferred Skills:


      Experience with hereditary cancer risk assessment in the clinical setting is strongly desired.


    • Additionally, we would like the candidate to have at least one year of post-graduate clinical experience but it is not required.

    Physical and Mental Requirements of the job:

    Carrying, Communicating, Coordinating

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.


At Myriad, our goal is to make a difference in patients’ lives and our work has been guided by this mission throughout the Company’s history. Myriad is focused on revolutionizing patient care through the discovery, development and marketing of transformative molecular diagnostic tests that address pressing clinical needs across multiple medical specialties. Since 1991, Myriad has invested heavily in educating patients and healthcare professionals about the role genes and proteins play in disease. More than 1.5 million patients have already benefited from Myriad’s hereditary cancer genetic testing, which helps healthcare professionals better manage and tailor medical care. Today, Myriad continues this strong tradition. We are expanding our reach and increasing our impact on patient care by introducing new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic tests for a growing number of diseases. We also are focused on expanding internationally in an effort to broaden our geographic footprint and provide our life-saving products and services to patients and healthcare professionals around the world.


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