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  • Genetic Risk Counselor

    Job Locations US-PA-Phoenixville
    Requisition ID
    2018-18569
    Hospital
    Phoenixville Hospital
    Shift
    1-Day
    Department
    Oncology/Infusion Svcs
    Category
    Nursing/Patient Care
    Hours per week
    40 hours per week
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Work Schedule
    40 hours per week (Monday through Friday)
  • Overview

    Full-Time Genetic Risk Counselor for Phoenixville Hospital's Oncology/Infusion Center
    40 hours per week (8 hour day shift)

    Responsibilities

    The genetic risk assessment counselor will be responsible for community awareness programs, initial patient screening interview, introduction of the program to potential screening candidates, distribution of program materials and documentation forms to patients, coordinate of appointments, coordinate of medical record documentation and pathology verification, provision of education regarding the risk factors related to the development of cancer and the genetics of cancer and the inherited familial predisposition mutations for which clinical testing is available, providing counseling relative to genetic testing, coordination of genetic testing process including insurance clearances, and obtaining and shipping samples.  The genetic risk assessment counselor will accompany the physician for the discussion of testing results.  The role of genetic mutations in cancers as well as the implications of testing and the responsibility for communications with family members will be discussed withe the patient.

    Qualifications

    *Graduate of an accredited Genetic Counseling program.

    *Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. as a Certified Genetic Counselor.

    *Able to work and concentrate in an environment with multiple, simulations stimuli such as phone, and computers.

    *Judicious use of materials and supplies

    *Prevention of damage, misuse of loss of equipment in the provision of care.

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