Memorial Cancer Institute @ Memorial Hospital West
Pembroke Pines, Florida
With a commitment to deeper caring and smarter healthcare, Memorial Healthcare System has grown to become the third-largest public health care system in the nation with six hospitals and multiple outpatient facilities and physician practices. Our 13,000+ employees are highly regarded for their delivery of exceptional patient- and family-centered care within a system recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in Healthcare” (Modern Healthcare, 2016).
In this role, you will manage and facilitate the further growth and development of our cancer genetics program focused on evidence-based clinical care, innovative research, and community engagement. In addition, you will provide genetic counseling to patients with a medical or family history of cancer and/or genetic disease and coordinates program services. Duties include:
• Collecting, reviewing, and interpreting family/medical histories, medical records, test results, and other relevant/necessary information. Coordinates testing and communicates results to referring healthcare providers.
• Developing genetic counseling plans, including risk assessment, referrals, education, life planning options, and treating options.
• Providing counseling and education to patients and their families. Identifies and provides referrals for testing, treatment, support, and advocacy.
• Researching, maintaining and applying knowledge of trends and developments in genetic disease research, testing and treatment.
• Attending clinical conferences of other meetings and applies knowledge gained to clinic practice.
• Collaborating with referring physicians and other members of the care team to facilitate testing process and communicating results; participates and supports research studies involving cancer risk assessments.
• Managing, planning and monitoring staffing relations, including hiring, orienting evaluating, disciplinary actions, and continuing education initiatives enforcing policies and procedures.