Genetic Counselor


Colorado Springs, CO
United States

Category
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Job Description
Responsibilities:
Provide genetic counseling to individuals with a personal and/or family history of cancer, including information pertaining to hereditary risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance.
Collect medical and family history from patients from a variety of sources including personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians.
Utilizes Progeny database to take a personal and family history and input and export data into the database for research purposes.
Utilize computerized models analyzing inheritance patterns to calculate and report cancer risks for individuals and families. From models, identifies at risk individuals that may benefit from genetic screening, testing and/or counseling.
Coordinate genetic testing. Review information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate.
Participates in hospital tumor boards and multidisciplinary discussions with other medical providers to coordinate treatment, management, and screening plans as appropriate.
Provide long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process.
Develop patient support and educational materials. Prepare and present information to community groups.
Liaison with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies. Recruit patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc.
Support and adhere to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
Requirements:
Master’s degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling including clinical experience from an accredited genetics counseling training program.
Experienced genetic counselors and new graduates are encouraged to apply.
Board certified (or eligibility for certification) from the American Board of Genetics Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.
All candidates are required to pass a drug screening and background check prior to hire.
Work Environment:
The Genetic Counseling Department at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center’s mission is to be leaders in the area of Patient Care, Education, and Research. We are well integrated into our clinics and work closely with our Medical Oncologists to provide genetic services for oncology patients, their families, and the community. We educate community providers and patients on the importance of genetic counseling through various presentations, and educational meetings. We believe in the value of participating in research studies and publish in journal articles and poster presentations related to oncology genetics.
Join an outstanding genetic counseling department at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers which includes 5 genetic counselors, a Genetic Counseling Scheduler/Navigator, and a Genetic Counseling Data Coordinator, with leadership from 2 Co-Medical Directors and a Genetic Counseling Supervisor.
The Genetic Counseling department holds monthly case conferences, journal clubs, and team meetings in order to stay up to date with the fast paced changes in the field. We have created dictation templates, gene fact sheets, and results letters for use among the team members.
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is part of a larger Network, US Oncology, which has a network of genetic counselors and monthly case conferences available for participation.
Reimbursement for annual conference and certification dues.
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