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Genetics Counselor


  • AVA Search Group
  • 01/13/19
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • 23450
  • Full-Time
Genetics Counselor

Ready for a great opportunity with a growing program? Busy Oncology practice is seeking a Genetics Counselor to join their team.

Located in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area.

Candidate Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling
Clinical experience (experience or part of your training program)
Oncology experience preferred
Board certified or eligible for certification from the ABGC or ABMGG
Will consider a new graduate

Your day will include:
-Some travel between sites within the area
-Provide genetic counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer, including information pertaining to risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance
-Collect medical and family history from the patient and various other sources via personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians
-Develop detailed computerized models analyzing inheritance patterns to calculate and report cancer risks for individuals and families. From models, identifies at-risk individuals that may benefit from genetic screening, testing and/or counseling
-Coordinate genetic testing and lab and related diagnostic testing.
-Coordinate and review information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate.
-Provide long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process.
-Liaison with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies.
-Recruit patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc.

Reports to Practice Administrator

Competitive salary and benefits


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