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.
*Graduate of an accredited Genetic Counseling program.
*Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. as a Certified Genetic Counselor.
*Judicious use of materials and supplies
*Prevention of damage, misuse of loss of equipment in the provision of care.