Genetic Counselor Coordinator at Mount Sinai Beth Israel
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What You’ll Do:
Identifies individuals needing genetic counseling for cancer by any of the following methods: direct referral, patient request, chart reviews, consultation with clinicians.
- Provides genetic counseling for history of cancer.
- Collects and evaluates medical and family history.
- Obtains and reviews medical and family history.
- Provides an appropriate genetic explanation of the hereditary factors related to cancer and addresses previously held misconceptions about inheritance.
- Estimates the patient's risks and conveys the information in an appropriate way.
- Provides information about risk for other family members who seek information.
- Discusses screening and other risk reducing strategies.
- Discusses the available direct or indirect testing options including risks, benefits and limitations of testing.
- Discusses confidentiality, insurability, and genetic discrimination issues.
- Performs psychosocial assessment prior to genetic testing.
- Coordinates requests for laboratory services and conveys results to patients.
- Provides reassurance and support.
- Is available for telephone consultations from physicians, professionals and patients.
- Reviews medical and genetic literature as appropriate to deliver genetic counseling.
- Participates in patient follow-up which may include writing letters to clients and referring physicians, writing chart notes and keeping statistics.
- Presents counseling cases at Breast Cancer Case Conference and Genetics Meeting.
- Meets regularly with Program Director to review cases.
- Helps to develop and participates in research related to genetic counseling and cancer genetics.
- Develops IRB protocols as needed.
What You’ll Bring:
- Masters from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited genetic counseling program.
- Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human genetics.
- Knowledge of counseling techniques.
- Familiar with genetic components of cancer, including pedigree analysis, risk assessment, oncogenes, risk screening, testing and counseling.
- Familiarity with indications, limitations and methodology of tests used in the areas of cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics.
- Capable of working with and relating well with people from many professional disciplines as well as lay persons.
- Ability to effectively present facts and recommendations, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to teach at a university level.
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Who We Are:
Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.