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Cancer Genetic Counselor - Orlando Health Cancer Institute

Department: ONC Genetics and High Risk
Status: 
Full Time
Shift: 
First
ReqID: req30891

Orlando Health Cancer Institute is seeking a full time, board certified or board eligible genetic counselor to join three cancer genetic counselors, one nurse practitioner and one medical oncologist in the Cancer Genetics and High-Risk Center. The position involves providing genetic counseling to patients who have a personal and/or family history that is suggestive for a hereditary cancer syndrome. Our center consults families with various cancers including breast, gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancer.

Responsibilities:

  • Chart preparation and medical records review.
  • Obtain/review patients’ medical and family history.
  • Help patients evaluate their history to determine if the family may benefit from genetic testing.
  • Facilitate genetic testing and help patients interpret the results.
  • Provide cancer risk assessment and formulate a medical management plan based on the patient's history, family history and genetic test results.
  • Serve as a liaison between the patient and physician to coordinate genetic testing, referrals and communicate the results of testing.
  • Create a detailed letter that is sent to the patient and the referring physician.
  • Stay abreast of the latest research relating to cancer genetics and genetic testing options.
  • Educate other healthcare providers and the general public about hereditary cancer.

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling.
  • Board certified/eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Cancer genetic counseling experience preferred, but new graduates are welcome to apply.
  • Able to translate complex medical information for patients and health professionals.
  • Strong communication, critical thinking and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Experience giving presentations preferred, but not required.
  • Orlando Health offers competitive salaries and full benefits packages.
  • Benefits for genetic counselors also include funding for certification/continuing education and four-day work weeks.

For more information, please contact Ryan Bisson, MS, CGC, at 321-841-7299 or
Ryan.Bisson@orlandohealth.com 

 

ADDRESS: 22 Underwood Street. Suite 105 (Ambulatory Care Center) Orlando FL 32806

ABOUT ORLANDO HEALTH

Orlando Health is one of Florida's most comprehensive private, not-for-profit healthcare networks, and is based in Orlando, FL. Our facilities, advanced medical treatments and procedures, and highly qualified staff have distinguished Orlando Health as a healthcare leader for nearly two million Central Florida residents and 10,000 international visitors annually. Click here to learn more about Orlando Health.