Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the brand-new Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing healthcare organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Capital Health has also received Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence three times.
We are seeking a Genetics Counselor to work full-time, days at our Hopewell, NJ location.
Assesses and manages area for genetics counseling patients with supervision by a physician.
Obtains and analyzes personal and family medical histories. Interprets the medical and family histories for the patient. Advocates for patients requiring specialized genetic testing and makes referrals to other specialists. Documents all patient care activities as per CH documentation standards.
Teaches the patient about the risk of occurrence, recurrence and natural history of genetic conditions or genetic predisposition risk factors.
Exercises discretion and judgment when deciding which diagnostic tests, screening tests and risk-reducing therapies are appropriate for consideration by the patient. Interprets laboratory results for the patient. Educates the patient about the available choices regarding diagnostic and screening genetic tests, risk reduction and reproduction. Discusses risks, benefits and limitations of each.
Explores with patient feelings and reactions to the various tests, risk reduction and reproductive choices. Enables and supports the patient in making informed decisions that are in alignment with patient's own desires, values and spirituality.
Provides bereavement support for patients according to the needs of the individual.
Communicates the outcome of the genetics counseling session with the patient's healthcare providers via summary correspondence or phone.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in providing patient care. Presents cases in interdisciplinary case conferences and incorporates feedback in patient care to maximize patient outcomes.
Communicates with referring healthcare providers to ensure continuity of patient care.
Demonstrates excellent leadership skills in problem solving and team collaboration. Adapts to the changing demands of the workplace and assumes a leadership role in supporting co-workers’ adaptation to change.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Attends the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Genetics case conferences on a regular basis. Initiates regular contact with professional organizations for genetics counselors.
Participates in continuing education and maintains board certification via American Board of Genetic Counselors.
Accesses genetics resources from around the United States and the world.
Supervises genetics counseling graduate students during clinical rotations at CH.
Master's degree in genetics counseling. Graduate of an accredited genetics counseling program.
Three or more years of clinical genetics counseling experience in prenatal or cancer.
Able to provide individual and large group teaching.
Successful completion of clinical rotations in an accredited genetics counseling training program.
Intermediate computer skills.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:
Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance
403b savings and retirement program
Educational assistance program
Facility with $100 million in new renovations
Find out why our 3000+ employees have chosen Capital Health.