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Genetics Counselor -Des Moines Cancer Center- FT (Days)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
?GENERAL SUMMARY:
Provides genetic counseling to patients and families at MercyOne Des Moines Cancer Resource Center and serves as a resource to the medical and lay community by participating in multidisciplinary conferences, giving educational talks to lay and medical groups, attending community cancer awareness events and responding to requests for information.? Supports the growth and expansion of the Family Genetics Program.
? ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reviews family and medical histories, medical records, and other information as appropriate to determine the risk for a hereditary cancer predisposition based on available data.Assesses psychosocial factors and learning needs of the patient and gives accurate and complete information about genetic cancer predisposition, including but not limited to inheritance patterns, testing options, risks, benefits and potential results of genetic testing, screening and management options.Assesses quality of genetic testing laboratories used and communicates with laboratories to obtain results of genetic testing.Identify potential course of action for patients and families based upon test results and family and medical history, including screening and prevention options, opportunities for participation in research, and psychological and educational support.Provides post-test counseling and follow-up to patients by phone, letter, and/or return visit.Evaluates patient understanding of information provided.Documents findings in patient chart and communicates to physicians involved in care of the patient.? Returns patients phone calls in response to care and needs.Corresponds in a timely manner with physicians and other health care professionals.Coordinates patient care with providers as required.Participates in Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences, serves as a member of the Cancer Committee and acts to facilitate interdisciplinary communication within the center to promote continuity of care. Assists with revision of client care standards, guidelines, policies and standard orders for client population in conjunction with other care providers. Coordinates and prioritizes multiple activities and orientation as requested. Participates in staff development activities and orientation as requested. Works independently with limited direct supervision in accordance with MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center policies and patient care standards and professional judgment. Assists in planning for the allocation of resources and promotes utilization of resources in a cost-effective manner. Assists in adjusting staffing and prioritizes workload to meet client/center needs.Assists in facilitating efficient operation of center activities. Stays current in knowledge of genetics and genomics as it applies to cancer genetic counseling. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Master?s degree in Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling.
  • Board certification? or eligible for certification in genetic counseling from the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Current or eligible to be licensed as a Genetic Counselor in the state of Iowa.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of hereditary family cancer predisposition syndromes and genes.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire. ? Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0247743
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , Genetics Counselor -Des Moines Cancer Center- FT (Days), Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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