Genetics Counselor

Employer
US Oncology
Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 31, 2018
Closes
Feb 28, 2018
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a career and not just a job in the Medical field? Virginia Cancer Specialists, an affiliate of McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology, a leader in Cancer care, is seeking a Full or Part Time Genetics Counselor for our Fairfax/Arlington office.

rovides genetics counseling and education to individuals with a family history of cancer. Collects and analyzes family medical history and develops statistical models for cancer risk assessment. Liaisons with physicians and clinicians to coordinate patient laboratory and diagnostic testing, including insurance authorization, test scheduling and results reporting. Maintains patient literature and educational information. Assists with clinical research studies as they pertain to cancer genetics. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Provides genetic counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer, including information pertaining to risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance.

-Collects medical and family history from patients from a variety of sources including personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians.

-Develops detailed 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.

-Coordinates genetic testing, including obtaining insurance authorizations and physician referrals. Schedules laboratory and related diagnostic testing. Reviews information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate.

-Provides long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process.

-Maintains patient educational resources and literature. May prepare and present information to community groups.

-Liaisons with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies. Recruits patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling including clinical experience from an accredited genetics counseling training program. Minimum five years as a practicing genetics counselor, oncology experience preferred. Board certified (or eligibility for certification) from the American Board of Genetics Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires potential for exposure to communicable diseases, medical preparations, and other conditions common to an oncology/hematology clinic environment. Frequent interaction with patients and their families, clinicians and community support organizations. Work may require some travel by automobile within the service area.

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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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