Are you looking for a career and not just a job in the Medical field? Virginia Cancer Specialists, an affiliate of McKesson Specialty Health and US Oncology, a leader in Cancer care, is seeking a Full Time or Part Time Genetics Counselor for our Arlington office.
SCOPE: Provides genetics counseling and education to individuals with a family history of cancer. Collects and analyzes family medical history and uses statistical models for cancer risk assessment. Liaisons with physicians and clinicians to coordinate patient laboratory and diagnostic testing, including insurance authorization, test scheduling and results reporting. Maintains patient literature and educational information. Assists with clinical research studies as they pertain to cancer genetics. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides genetic counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer, including information pertaining to risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance.
Collects medical and family history from patients from a variety of sources including personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians.
Develops 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.
Coordinates genetic testing, including obtaining insurance authorizations and physician referrals. Schedules laboratory and related diagnostic testing. Reviews information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate.
Provides long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process.
Maintains patient educational resources and literature. May prepare and present information to community groups.
Liaisons with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies. Recruits patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling including clinical experience from an accredited genetics counseling training program. New graduates can apply, oncology experience preferred. Board certified (or eligibility for certification) from the American Board of Genetics Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges.
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