Genetic Counselor-OBGYN/Oncology

Location
Orlando, Florida
Salary
Not specified
Posted
Aug 16, 2017
Closes
Oct 15, 2017
Industry
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Women's Care Florida has earned a reputation for quality women's healthcare in West Central Florida. We pride ourselves on being the leader in women's healthcare by employing dedicated and caring individuals that promote our philosophy and success of Exceptional Women's Care for Every Patient, Every Time.

We have 70 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Lake, Seminole, and Orange counties with plans for future growth. We are seeking a Genetic Counselor to join our dynamic team in the Baldwin Park area of Orlando at our new and innovative Multi-Specialty Center to open in August, 2017. Approximately 50% of the position will be devoted to hereditary cancer counseling and 50% will be devoted to prenatal counseling. New graduates are welcome to apply!! 

Job Summary:  

The Genetic Counselor will provide Genetic Consultation Services to Women’s Care Florida (WCF) patients. She/he will collaborate closely with WCF providers to identify patients at risk for genetic diseases in themselves or their offspring. Once identified, she/he will facilitate appropriate screening and subsequent management.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The provision of Genetic Consultation Services to patients referred by Women’s Care Florida providers.  The process of genetic counseling includes:
  • For couples either contemplating pregnancy or in early pregnancy, construction of a three generation pedigree with focus on birth defects, mental retardation, known or suspected genetic disease and a brief medical history.
  • For patients referred for risk evaluation for hereditary cancer syndromes, construction of a family pedigree and a medical history as appropriate
  • Complete genetic risk assessment.
  • Discussion of the nature of the condition(s), including the contribution of heredity, and translation of complex technical information into easily understood language in order to insure patient comprehension of medical genetic facts.
  • Discussion on appropriate testing and procedure options based on genetic risk assessment.  Risks, benefits, and limitation of each option are discussed and facilitation of decision-making occurs in a non-directive manner.
  • Coordination of patients’ genetic health care with provider(s), specialists, laboratories and support groups.
  • Appropriate interpretation and communication of test results to individuals, families and/or their health care providers.
  • Documentation of the counseling session and reporting to the referring physician, using our enterprise wide EMR, eClinicalWorks.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Science degree from an ABGC Accredited Program
  • American Board Genetic Counseling Certified or Eligible
  • Prior Genetic Counseling experience in a Physician Group setting preferred
  • Prior cancer and/or prenatal counseling experience preferred
  • Excellent communication, professional and organization skills
  • Computer literate including prior utilization of electronic health record preferred
  • Patient service orientation

INTERACTIONS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Ability to relate well to patients, providers, employees, and other professionals.  Must be dedicated to the vision and goals of the division.  The employee must have the ability to understand the goals of the practice and work to obtain these goals both independently and with the direction of the physician partners.  Must have the ability to remain calm and exhibit tact in stressful and/or delicate situations.  Must have the ability to handle confidential issues with discretion.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Requires full range manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Requires normal visual acuity and hearing.