Genetic Counselor - Regional Medical Specialist

Myriad Genetics, Inc Located in: Grand Rapids,  Michigan
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  • The Regional Medical Specialist functions as a field-based member within the Medical Affairs department. This regional position requires up to 3 days of field travel per week with 2 days spent in a home office. The travel is within a defined geographic

    region, but occasionally additional travel may be necessary.

    The primary responsibility of the Regional Medical Specialist (RMS) is to provide education and support to two critical Myriad

    strategic initiatives:


    1. Assist in the identification/risk assessment of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes and discuss relevant medical management options with HCPs;


    2. Provide ongoing education for health care providers in order to increase access to genetic and personalized medicine tests for appropriate patients.


    To accomplish these initiatives, the RMS is expected to:


      Become proficient in and demonstrate ability to understand the major data sources (clinical trials, published reports, etc.)

              relative to the use of Myriad's products.


    • Support the health care provider by offering clinical and scientific information that helps guide therapeutic decisions in

              the medical management of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes.

    • Deliver clinical and scientific presentations to healthcare practitioners and community groups.

    • Work collaboratively with sales and marketing department to create and implement educational strategies for key clients.

    • Assist in the development of key opinion leaders as potential speakers/collaborators for Myriad.

    • Collaborate with clients and thought leaders on a national, regional and local level to develop clinical therapeutic concepts

              that support medical research associated with new and existing products.

    • Collect and report market information within company guidelines.

    • Manage time and travel expense budget for clinical education activities within dedicated regions.

    • Provide Medical Services Clinical Research team with recommendations on investigator and site selection for future trials.

    • Interact with the other departments within Myriad (ie marketing, managed care) to supply clinical content and support for

              future growth.



    • Board Certified/Board Eligible genetic counselor or licensed RN (minimum BSN), OCN or ARNP with hereditary cancer risk assessment experience.

    • The candidate must have excellent communication (written and oral) skills, be willing to travel within a defined geographic

              region, and work well independently.

    • Additionally, the candidate must have at least one year of post-graduate clinical experience.



    Preferred Skills:


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


    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.




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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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Experienced - Not Management
  Medical Affairs
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