Under general supervision, provides oncologic genetic counseling to high risk patients and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1 In cooperation with the physician, provides oncologic genetic counseling to high risk patients and their families.
2 Investigates family history, interprets information concerning genetic disorders, explains risks inherent to discovered genetic abnormalities and pedigree analysis.
3 Provides crisis intervention regarding results of genetic testing.
4 Serves as an educational resource on genetics and genetic counseling.
2 - 3 years (Accepting New Graduates)
Minimum Field Of Expertise:
Certified by American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling; Licensed to practice genetic counseling in Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 56292
About WellSpan Health
Meeting the Needs of Central Pennsylvania
WellSpan is committed to understanding local healthcare needs and then partnering with physicians, community leaders and residents to develop innovative solutions that address identified needs and help community members achieve their health goals close to home. Key areas of focus for our community-oriented mission include:
Providing care for all
Thousands of central Pennsylvanians have difficulty accessing the health care they need. At WellSpan, we believe that lack of sufficient health insurance should not be an obstacle for care. In 2015, WellSpan provided more than $126 million in charity and subsidized care, as well as in community programs and outreach.
Collaborating to meet the community health needs of today and tomorrow
We believe good health is not just the absence of illness and disease—it's a state of physical, mental and social well-being—and it's a goal for our communities that can't be achieved alone. Through key partnerships, such as Healthy Community Network, Community Health Council of Lebanon County, Healthy Adams County and Healthy York County Coalition, WellSpan works with community members, busin...esses, and health and human service organizations to share ideas and focus on programs and services that sustain and strengthen the communities where we live, work and play.
Connecting with populations that make central Pennsylvania unique
Health care is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. We recognize that needs differ not only by age and gender, but also by geography, income, ethnicity and cultural beliefs. From our York-based "For Heart's Sake" cardiovascular health program serving the unique health needs of African Americans to WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital's long-standing relationship with the Plain Community, which includes Old Order Amish and conservative Mennonites, WellSpan seeks to understand and develop healthcare options that allow all of our neighbors to achieve their health goals following approaches that work best for them.
Laying the foundation for the care needs of tomorrow
At WellSpan, we believe in the power of new ideas, new approaches, new discoveries and new people. We are committed to programs that train the next generation of physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. Similarly, clinical research trials at WellSpan York Hospital's Emig Research Center allow us to stay abreast of new techniques to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat illness and disease.
Advancing our mission through philanthropy and volunteerism
The WellSpan community plays a vital role in supporting our charitable mission of service. For more than 100 years, our board members, staff and volunteers have joined with thousands of individuals and businesses to advance WellSpan’s mission and the important work of our four community-based foundations. Our community’s continued generosity supports our charitable mission of service and enables WellSpan to provide exceptional care for all.