Genetics Counselor


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Posted Under: Newport News, Virginia jobs in Other; Other jobs in zipcode 23601
Posted On: 2018-12-07 00:00:00

Genetics Counselor Ready for a great opportunity with a growing program? Busy Oncology practice is seeking a Genetics Counselor to join their team. Located in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area. Candidate Qualifications: Masters Degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling Clinical experience (experience or part of your training program) Oncology experience preferred Board certified or eligible for certification from the ABGC or ABMGG Will consider a new graduate Your day will include: -Some travel between sites within the area -Provide genetic counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer, including information pertaining to risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance -Collect medical and family history from the patient and various other sources via personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians -Develop 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 -Coordinate genetic testing and lab and related diagnostic testing. -Coordinate and review information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate. -Provide long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process. -Liaison with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies. -Recruit patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc. Reports to Practice Administrator Competitive salary and benefits

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