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As a Genetic Counselor, you will provide patients with information regarding hereditary cancer syndromes and explain available screening and diagnostic testing options including benefits and limitations for patients and family members.
Perform a genetic risk assessment by evaluating and explaining the genetic risk of hereditary disease occurring or recurring in patients’ family based on the research of genetic and medical record information and data gathered from the patients’ family health history
Provide the patient/family with an understanding of the implication of results including changes in medical management, and provide psychosocial support and counseling as relates to genetic testing.
Prepare case history including obtaining and reviewing patient records, researching pertinent topics related to personal/family history
Identify patient goals, questions, and concerns and establishes a relationship with the patient
Explain basic genetic concept and modes of inheritance
Discuss screening and medical management for patients and family members
Coordinate patient care as relates to genetic testing
Provide psychosocial support and counseling as relates to genetic testing and refers to Oncology counselor as necessary
Consult with physicians, nurses, and other providers regarding genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes
Maintain a database of patients and family members and prepare data for presentation at Quality meetings
Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program
Two years of experience in cancer genetic counseling preferred
Must obtain ABGC or ABMG certification in genetic counseling within 180 days of employment and maintain certification during employment
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Anne Arundel Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace including sexual orientation and gender identity. Tobacco-Free Workplace.
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About Anne Arundel Medical Center
Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), a regional health system headquartered in Annapolis, Md., serves an area of more than one million people. Founded in 1902, AAMC includes a 380-bed not-for-profit hospital, a medical group, imaging services, a substance use treatment center, and other health enterprises. In addition to a 57-acre Annapolis campus, AAMC has outpatient pavilions in Bowie, Kent Island, Odenton and Waugh Chapel. AAMC is nationally recognized for its joint replacement center, emergency heart attack response and cancer care. A leader in women's services, AAMC delivers the state's second highest number of births annually and has a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. With more than 1,000 medical staff members, 3,900 employees and 750 volunteers, AAMC consistently receives awards for quality, patient satisfaction and innovation. In August 2017, Anne Arundel Medical Center was recognized as a top hospital in the region by U.S. News & World Report. AAMC was ranked 5th on the list of Best Hospitals in Maryland. We also achieved Magnet® recognition in 2014 through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met.