Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Posting Number: 17ST2298
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Genetic Counselor for the Medical Oncology department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Genetic Counselor provides genetic counseling and directs patient related activities at cancer genetic clinic. Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Elicits family history information, creates three generation family history, and interprets family pedigrees with regard to hereditary cancer risk.
Identifies most appropriate family members for genetic testing and provides cancer risk assessment for patients based on family history information.
Using risk estimate models, calculates a patient-specific risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome based on medical and family history and explains this estimate to the patient, including the benefits and limitations of such models.
Identifies specialized genetic laboratories and coordinates laboratory services for the purpose of genetic testing and/or DNA banking for patients and their appropriate family members.
Interprets genetic laboratory tests for the patient, family, and referring health care providers in a meaningful and understandable way.
Home Location Campus: Downtown New Brunswick
Experience in cancer genetic counseling is preferred.
Experience using Progeny database preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Board certified or board eligible in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
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