Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Genetic Counselor - Regional Medical Specialist

US-NY-Westchester | US-NY-Albany | US-NY-Syracuse | US-IL-Chicago
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-6660
Location Details
Upstate NY, VT, Western MA (Westchester, Albany, Syracuse) OR Greater Chicago area

Overview

The Regional Medical Specialist functions as a field-based member within the Medical Services 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.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

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.

About Myriad

Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics.  Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.  Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives:  maintaining leadership in an expanding hereditary cancer market, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets.  For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com.

 

Myriad is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran.

 

Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. We believe that diversity lends a regional, national, and global advantage to the clients we serve. Our workforce consists of dynamic individuals, with a range of backgrounds, talents, and skills.

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