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Genetic Counselor

Company: Pacific Medical Centers
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Providence is calling a Genetic Counselor (Full time, Days) to Providence California Regional Services in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Genetic Counselor who will assess and counsel individuals and families regarding inherited cancer risk and risk management as well as participate in cancer genetics case conferences, community outreach events, medical staff and consumer education, collaborative research projects, program meetings, and program development. The Genetic Counselor will provide these services at Disney Family Cancer Center, as well as service outreach clinics to other Providence Ministries both in person and through telemedicine.

In this position you will:

  • Provide genetic counseling for patients at-risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome with required pre and post test elements.
  • Conduct intake interviews, to include:
  • Ascertain problem, concerns and reasons for referral.
  • Take a complete medical and family history.
  • Arrange for indicated lab tests and required medical records.
  • Arrange for return visits as appropriate.

  • Synthesize medical consultation reports for the patient, referring, and treating physicians.
  • Present cases and participate in summary appropriate tumor boards to summarize cancer genetic case conference for review of personal and family history, genetic testing results, risk management recommendations and identification of other clinical and research options appropriate/available.
  • Assist program development, clinic design, billing and tracking mechanisms in the development of cancer genetic service line and in additional hereditary cancer risk assessment service lines.
  • Participate in collaborative cancer genetics research, including enrolling subjects into a cancer genetics registry, coordinating studies, and assisting in the development or identification of additional research protocols for individuals and families at high risk or undergoing genetic cancer risk assessment.
  • Develop educational materials for patients and providers regarding genetic cancer risk assessment and/or specific hereditary cancer syndromes.
  • Participate in in-service education for healthcare personnel and marketing events for the general public.
  • Participate in cancer case conferences, program meetings, community events, and Grand Rounds when appropriate.
  • Serve as a catalyst for change in support of the Providence mission, vision, values and goals.
  • Clearly, honestly and respectfully presents, ideas, information, and viewpoints, both verbally and in writing while encouraging others to do the same. Listens actively and seeks to understand others.
  • Continually seek opportunities to improve processes and performance outcomes. Tries new approaches and takes risks that lead to increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Actively seek and/or create opportunities for learning to develop stronger personal and professional skills.
  • Consistently, and in a timely fashion, chooses the best course of action (from a number of alternatives) to address organizational issues and/or opportunities.
  • Create and sustain respectful, inclusive positive working relationships.
  • Gather, organize and evaluate relevant information in order to assess situations, identify root causes to problems and evaluate alternative courses of action.
  • Take responsibility for results.
  • Align own work with organizational needs and the strategic direction; collaborate with all southern California Providence ministries as department growth dictates.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling/Clinical Genetics or will graduate in the current term
  • Experience providing genetic counseling and risk assessment.
  • Genetic Counselor must be board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Must have a license from the California Department of Public Health to practice genetic counseling
  • Collection of detailed personal and family histories and construction of accurate pedigrees.

  • Retrieval and review of medical records for key affected individuals.
  • Pedigree assessment and recognition of cancer susceptibility syndromes.
  • Syndrome cancer risk assessment and mutation probability calculation.
  • Familial cancer risk assessment and empiric cancer risk calculation.
  • Psychosocial assessment, support, and/or referral.
  • Identification of appropriate genetic testing, appropriate individual for testing, selection of laboratory, coordination of testing, facilitation of insurance authorization/verification, interpretation of test results and risk management recommendations as well as identification, selection and coordination of appropriate genetic cancer research opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate genetic concepts of cancer risk information to patients, consumers, and healthcare providers.
  • Skilled in informed consent discussion, including issues of privacy, confidentiality, and genetic discrimination.
  • Comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary setting with various healthcare professionals and specialists.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and chosen pedigree database.

About the hospital you will serve.

Anchored by five award-winning comprehensive medical centers, Providence provides a full spectrum of care that includes a range of specialties, signature services, outpatient and home care and the well-regarded Providence Medical Institute, a group of physicians and primary and urgent care clinics throughout the greater San Fernando Valley and South Bay. Providence is focused on providing the communities it serves with preventive care, education and leading-edge diagnostics and treatment. The organization includes numerous outreach programs. Hospice and home care and even our own Providence High School, a Blue Ribbon college-preparatory campus.

Keywords: Pacific Medical Centers, Burbank , Genetic Counselor, Other , Burbank, California

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