Assesses and counsels patients with genetic disorders and/or at risk for inherited conditions. Collaborates with healthcare providers to implement appropriate testing and treatment for various genetic disorders. This position is primarily focused on Cancer Genetic Counseling though general Genetic Counseling sessions will be integrated.
Obtains and reviews relevant patient medical records. Interviews patient and/or family members to obtain pedigree data and medical history. Analyzes and interprets information to identify genetic disorder and/or calculation of risk. Recommends and facilitates further testing, as indicated. Informs patient and/or family members of genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns, and risk of occurrence/reoccurrence. Counsels patient and/or family members on course of disorder, treatment options, support programs, and related resources.
Collaborates with healthcare providers to implement appropriate testing and treatment for various genetic disorders. Receives and screens calls from healthcare providers and related referral sources. Facilitates scheduling of patient consultations and/or additional testing, as indicated. Performs follow-up activities to ensure indicated tests are performed in a timely manner and results are obtained. Ensures results are communicated to referring physician. Prepares and distributes related documentation.
Performs related duties, as required.
Master’s Degree in Genetics Counseling, required. Prior related experience in a healthcare setting, preferred. Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and families of diverse cultural backgrounds, required.
Internal Number: 0001
About Comprehensive Breast Center
The Florina Rusi-Marke Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital is the first to serve our community with the total spectrum of breast related care, addressing all breast health needs at one site.
Our multidisciplinary team includes skilled breast and reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse navigators, social workers and other caring support personnel.
Our services include:
* Advanced breast imaging
* Genetic testing
* Leading-edge surgical techniques
* Innovative reconstruction techniques
* Medical oncology
* Radiation oncology
* Weekly multidisciplinary breast conferences and case management meetings for team review of individual cases