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Genetic Counselor - Orlando Health Cancer Institute - First

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

Orlando Health Cancer Institute, as a premier cancer care provider in Florida, Orlando Health Cancer Institute has developed a strategy of collaborative cancer care engaging highly specialized experts providing multidisciplinary, compassionate care while treating each patient as a unique individual. The center’s approach to providing the highest quality of patient care at every level is founded on a commitment to excellence and innovation, including:

  • Bringing the newest drugs and available treatments to patients through a robust clinical trials program.
  • Being a first-in-market leader to bring leading-edge cancer technologies to Central
    Florida, such as a robotic-assisted endoluminal platform for minimally invasive lung
    biopsy, and the launch of cellular therapy and bone marrow transplant programs.
  • Enhancing access to care with five treatment locations and several practice locations
    that enable us to deliver services deeper into communities, and expanded virtual
    appointment and consultation options.
  • Treating the “whole” patient through holistic therapies enhanced by our Cancer Support
    Community.

Our Oncology Genetics and High Risk department, is currently seeking a Certified Genetic Counselor who will evaluate and explain a family's risk of an inherited medical condition. 

Education

Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling required

Licensure/Certification

Certified Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) – renewed every five years.

Essential Functions

  • Obtain and review patients’ medical and family histories.
  • Help assess a patient’s history in order to determine if the family may benefit from genetic testing.
  • Facilitate the process of genetic testing.
  • Assist patients and their healthcare providers in the interpretation of genetic test results.
  • Formulate a medical management plan based on the patient's history, family history and genetic test results.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures

Other Related Functions

  • Chart preparation and medical records review.
  • Document patient interactions through patient and/physician summary letters.
  • Stay abreast of the latest research relating to genetics and genetic testing options.
  • Educate other healthcare providers and the general public about genetics.
  • Maintains required records, reports and files.
  • Attends meeting as required and participates on committees as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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.