This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of SaddlebackMemorialMedicalCenter. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support SaddlebackMemorialMedicalCenter’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
The Genetics Counselors is responsible to evaluate and counsel individuals and families regarding cancer risk and risk management including those at risk of hereditary disease. Assists with the collection of all program data and design of clinical trials as necessary. The Genetic Counselor will provide and report to supervisor genetic expert content on accreditation by government, professional agencies and financial reimbursement requirements in support of genetic program initiatives.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Collection of family histories, construction of accurate pedigrees, and coordinates lab draws for testing
Pedigree assessment and recognition of cancer susceptibility syndromes (risk analysis calculations)
Post-test counseling, risk management, including review of medical management options
Successfully evaluates and counsels’ individuals and families regarding end to end cancer treatment plan and risk assessment.
Provides information and supports patients and their families who are concerned with risk of inherited conditions specifically relating to cancer risk.
Advises of pedigree and/or testing outcome of hereditary disease in partnership with physician
Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Ability to be at work and be on time.
Ability to follow company policies, procedures, and directives