Under the general supervision of the Director of Oncology and the Medical Director of Cancer Genetic Counseling, the genetic counselor is responsible for providing genetic counseling to patients referred to the program who may be at risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome. The counselor will counsel patients referred to the program on all genetic testing related matters, including: risk assessment, overview of genetic testing, test results and implications, and suggested follow-up. Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Assisting with the start-up of Cancer Genetics Counseling Program.
Under the supervision of Cancer Genetics Medical Director, provide genetic counseling to patients referred to the program.
Assisting with the program management and administrative functioning of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program.
Working with Cancer Genetics Medical Director to Develop protocols for both referrals as well as follow-up care.
Collaborating with physicians to ensure standards are being met.
Developing patient education materials, counseling policy and procedures.
Master's degree in Genetic Counseling.
Must be board certified or board eligible in genetic counseling by either the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Minimum 2 years clinical experience as a genetic counselor preferred.