Genetic Counselor (Oncology) / - FT Piedmont Atlanta

Job Number: 121210

Piedmont Henry Hospital - Stockbridge, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


Description

JOB PURPOSE:

The development, implementation, and coordination of all genetic counseling activities related to cancer susceptibility counseling, screening, testing, and follow up for specific patient populations as part of the genetic risk assessment program. This includes screening and counseling patients for potential hereditary risk factors and providing ongoing information and support.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Sustain and grow the hereditary cancer risk assessment program, provides counseling, identifies candidates for testing, coordinates testing and referral and assists physicians with follow-up counseling.

2. Provide education programs for patients, physicians and staff.

3. Prepares and monitors departmental budget.

4. Conducts and/or coordinates community outreach and education related to genetic testing. Assist in submitting grants for genetic testing, as well as prepare pertinent grant reports. Manage and disseminate grant funds to patients in need of financial assistance for genetic testing.

5. Participates in continuing education activities and stays current with developments.


Requirements

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling

MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:

Board Certification in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or Board Eligible

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Two (2) years of work experience in cancer genetic counseling preferred.

Demonstrated leadership ability and strong communication skills. Skilled in use of Progeny, MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and associated software programs.

 

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