Maine Medical Center, on behalf of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, is seeking an Oncology Genetic Counselor to join our team and provide services at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta in collaboration with the Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at Maine Medical Center. This position may be full time in Augusta or shared between genetic counselors in Scarborough and Augusta. The genetic counselor is responsible for providing high-level genetic counseling. General duties include: identification of at-risk individuals that may benefit from genetic counseling or testing, clinical assessment of individuals and families regarding genetic cancer risk and risk management, and providing follow-up counseling. Additionally responsibilities include participation in tumor boards, support for Commission on Cancer Accreditation and providing education to patients and families as well as to health care providers in the community on genetics related topics.
The Genetic Counselor – Outpatient Care provides family history assessment and cancer genetic counseling for patients/families with cancer and or at risk for cancer. Patients/families are referred from a broad spectrum of cancer genetic syndromes including gastrointestinal, breast/ovarian, melanoma, and renal cell carcinoma, as well as, other rare cancer genetic conditions. Clinical time is devoted to the outpatient services within the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network organizations. Specific responsibilities of the The Genetic Counselor – Outpatient Care include the following: Family history analyses and pedigree maintenance; data coordination; chart organization; writing/dictation of consultation and summary letters to patients; Patient question follow-up; Informed consent process; Follow up with lab orders; Insurance pre-approvals; Insurance appeals; Physician contact and follow up.
Master’s degree from an accredited Genetics Counseling training program. Candidates may be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Experience in cancer genetic counseling preferred, however, new grads are encouraged to apply.
Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a variety of personnel (e.g., patients, employees, physicians and other health care professionals.)
Computer skills proficiency.
Public speaking skills.
You’ll love the comprehensive benefits that MMC offers – including pet insurance, cell phone discounts, tuition reimbursement, and our Employee Discount Program, “Perks Connect”.
Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.
MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.