Virginia Oncology Associates, the largest group of medical professionals in Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina devoted exclusively to cancer care and blood disorders, has an exciting opportunity for a Genetics Counselor to join a dynamic team of physicians, genetics counselor, and Advanced Practice Providers in our offices in Newport News, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides genetic counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer, including information pertaining to risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance.
Collects medical and family history from patients from a variety of sources including personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians.
Develops 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.
Coordinates genetic testing, including obtaining insurance authorizations and physician referrals. Schedules laboratory and related diagnostic testing. Reviews information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate.
Provides long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process.
Maintains patient educational resources and literature. May prepare and present information to community groups.
Liaisons with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies. Recruits patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc.
Masters degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling including clinical experience from an accredited genetics counseling training program.
Oncology experience preferred.
Board certified (or eligibility for certification) from the American Board of Genetics Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.
Must be able to travel to various office locations as scheduled.
Internal Number: P011349
About Virginia Oncology Associates
At Virginia Oncology Associates we offer comprehensive, community-based multidisciplinary care and research built around our patients. With more than 35 years in practice, and over 450 years of combined experience, we are changing the landscape of patient care. Our dedicated and highly-skilled physicians and staff, who specialize in caring for patients with cancer and blood disorders, provide unparalleled access to the most innovative, advanced therapies and latest technologies throughout Hampton Roads, Northeast North Carolina and the surrounding areas. With 38 board certified physicians, we offer convenient, compassionate care in 9 locations.