MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, Genetic Counselor
MaineHealth Cancer Care Network
April 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, Genetic Counselor
Maine Medical Center, on behalf of the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network, is seeking an Oncology Genetic Counselor to join our expanding team. The MaineHealth Cancer Care Network is an exciting collaboration which connects experts throughout the state of Maine and increases access to highest quality multidisciplinary care to our patients. As a genetic counselor working with The Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic and other MaineHealth organizations, your expertise in cancer risk assessment, genetic testing, and high-risk management will be an integral part of this network of care. The Oncology Genetic Counselor will provide high-level genetic counseling both in person and through telemedicine services to serve our more rural populations. General duties of an Oncology Genetic Counselor 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. With the expanding need for genetic counseling services and the growing support of this network of care in Maine, this position may also involve program development of new genetics clinics and services through the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network.
Assistance for relocation and a sign-on bonus will be offered as well as compensated attendance of the NSGC Annual Conference in 2018.
The cancer genetic counselor is a full time position with specialized education. The counselor's primary focus is to provide 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 Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic at Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute in Scarborough with possible participation in outreach clinics or telemedicine though other MaineHealth Cancer Care Network organizations. The cancer genetic counselor collaborates with the oncologist. Specific responsibilities of the cancer genetic counselor 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).
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