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Genetics Counselor

1520 Physicians Drive
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 11210
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2022

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Job Description

Description

About NHRMC

NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: Cape Fear Cancer Specialists

Department: Cape Fear Cancer Spec-Wilm

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: 8HR DAY - Most of shift btwn 7A-3P

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

What You'll Do

Summary:

The team member’s Number One job responsibility is to deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time, and understands how to contribute to the health system’s vision of achieving that commitment to patients and families. At Novant Health, people are our business. We treat each other with respect and compassion. We embrace the differences in our strengths while fostering an environment of inclusion, empowerment, inspiration and courage. The team member will use Novant Health’s First Do No Harm (NHFDNH) safety behaviors/error prevention tools and high reliability strategies as appropriate to ensure a safe, remarkable patient experience. Counsels patients and families about genetic diseases, genetic testing procedures and test results; works in association with medical director and other clinicians regarding the information discussed with patients. Provides access to resources for medical interventions, grief counseling, and supportive followup as needed.


Responsibilities:

Education Education Level Required/Preferred Description Graduate Degree Required Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or related field Experience Years of Experience Required/Preferred Description 1 Preferred One year of cancer genetic counseling experience Refer to the Life Support Training Policy NH-HR-3096. Licensure/Certification Type (ex NP, RN, CMA) Required/Preferred Board certified or eligible for Genetic Counseling Required American Board of Genetic Counseling OR the American Board of Medical Genetics Required Additional Skills/Requirements (required) • Possess sufficient knowledge to interpret and discuss genetic test procedures, results and genetic diseases in terms understandable by patients. Possess management skills to accept responsibility and make decisions. Promote and maintain compatible working relationships among personnel in the section. Communicate well with other health care professionals, patients and families. Effective communication skills listening, writing, talking, and reading. Ability to maintain patience and confidentiality. Ability to work efficiently and accurately. Ability to organize and plan work.

Position Requirements

Credentials:
* AmericanBoardGeneticCounseling

Education:
* Masters Degree

Other information:

Essential Functions • Genetic Counseling: Provide risk assessment, pedigree construction, and be able to discuss genetic diseases, genetic testing procedures and test results with patients. Work with the medical director and other clinicians regarding care of the patients. Determine what genetic tests are appropriate. Be able to locate a reference lab that can perform the test and facilitate sending the test sample. Document patient results and prepare summary letters as appropriate. Provides patient support and follow-up. • Professional: Assist with marketing of genetic services and provide education to the public and other clinicians. Comply with organization and department policies and procedures, participate in programs and activities to achieve the mission and goals of the department and the organization, and assume responsibility for professional growth and development. Demonstrate effective professional skills and relationship management. Maintain professional competency according to department policies and procedures. • Human Experience: • Gain customer confidence through competence, good communication, and trust building behaviors. • Show courage through creating and sharing innovative ideas to improve the experience for both patients and peers.


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