Genetics Counselor – Cancer Genetics

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Jefferson Health
Published
July 20, 2020
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9240738

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Center City, Philadelphia, PA

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Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides genetic education, counseling, and psychological support to patients who due to a hereditary cancer syndrome may be at an increased risk for developing cancer.  Identifies families at risk, interprets information about the disorder, analyzes inheritance patterns, and reviews available options with the patient. May coordinate and support research activities within area of expertise.

The position includes, but is not limited to the following essential functions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides genetic counseling services on the TJUH campus.
  • Provides genetic counseling services at select Network institutions.
  • Identifies pts for whom genetic testing is appropriate.
  • Serves as “go to “ person for physicians and staff with genetic or familial risk related questions.
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital.

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

At least one year of experience in clinical genetics setting preferred but not mandatory.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:

PA license required or license to be obtained

Board Certified or Board Eligible

 

 

 

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Closing Statement

Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 full and part-time students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.

 

Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.

 

Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.

 

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

 

 

 

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