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Genetic Counselor

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
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Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Conducts Hereditary Cancer Evaluations for patients and families at risk for hereditary cancer syndrome. Provides genetics assessment, diagnosis and counseling to patients and families at risk of having a child with a genetic disorder or who have been diagnosed with a fetal abnormality. Assists in the treatment of and provides education to patients and families with known genetic disorders and of patients at risk for the development of genetic disorders.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Master's degree in genetic counseling required.
      • Completion of mandatory education requirements.

    • Experience
      • One to two years' experience in genetic counseling preferred.
      • Prior experience of counseling about hereditary cancer risk and prenatal diagnosis and treatment preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • Board certified as a Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) within 2 years of hire required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Knowledge of clinical genetics and appropriate medical care/intervention.
      • Standard computer skills for MicroSoft Word, Excel, PowerPointe and those applicable to laboratory and clinical case management.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including creating and delivering presentations.
      • Ability to diplomatically handle challenging or tense interpersonal situations.
      • Ability to process and manage confidential information with discretion and according to HIPAA protocols.
      • Ability to establish effective working relationships with coworkers, physicians, health care professionals and community groups.
      • Ability to keep current on issues, practices and processes related to genetics and genetic research.
      • Skill in developing partnerships and collaborating across community organizations.
      • Skill in patient evaluation, counseling and education.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Not neccessary for the position (0%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Grasping
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Walking
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Sitting
        • Speaking/talking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/Visual

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I


      • Cancer Center

        • Provides patients and families who are at a risk of having a hereditary cancer syndrome with a Hereditary Cancer Evaluation. This evaluation includes:
          • A detailed assessment of the individual's personal and family cancer history and the development of a three to four generation pedigree.
          • Evaluation of individual's risk for having inherited a cancer susceptibility gene.
          • Personalized information about genetics and cancer genetic syndromes, to include a psychosocial assessment.
          • Providing information about suspected cancer genetic syndrome and possible results, and obtaining informed consent for genetic testing, if testing is considered appropriate.
          • If genetic testing is done, posttest counseling would comprise of a discussion of the results, and possible medical management options, impact to other family member, and available resources.
          • Documenting evaluation and genetic testing results to include communication to patient's health care provider.

        • Assists with organizing the coordination of the Hereditary Cancer Risk Program for Methodist Health System.

        • Assists in the development of educational materials on cancer risk assessment and hereditary cancer syndromes for the community and Methodist Hereditary Cancer Risk Program as part of a comprehensive cancer center.

        • Provides educational presentations to community groups, to include health care professionals, about hereditary cancer syndromes, genetic testing and recommended screening guidelines as part of a community service and to inform the community about Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center and its services.

      • Perinatal Center

        • Provides patients and families who are at risk of having a child with a genetic disorder, or have been diagnosed with a fetal abnormality, an evaluation of risk factors. This evaluation includes:
          • A detailed assessment of the couple's personal and family history and the development of a three to four generation pedigree.
          • Information about any suspected risks, possible results, and obtaining informed consent for genetic testing, if testing is considered appropriate.
          • If genetic testing is done, posttest counseling would comprise of a discussion of the results, and possible management options in conjunction with the provider, and available resources.
          • Documenting evaluation and genetic testing results to include communication to patient's health care provider.

        • Assists in development of education materials related to genetic abnormalities in pregnancy.

      • Cancer Center and Perinatal Center

        • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlines in the age specific criteria.

        • Guides patients, families and their caregivers to informed decision-making by collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team to support optimal patient care across the health continuum.

        • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    • Essential Functions II


      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted August 4, 2017
Date Closes October 3, 2017
Requisition 5245
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Methodist Women's Hospital
Department Perinatology
Shift
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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