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Genetic Counselor

Oncology Administration

 

Address   Franciscan Health
    701 Superior Avenue
    Munster, IN 46321

Hours  Days

Calendar  Full-Time; 40.00/week

Education Master's Required

WHAT WE NEED

Supportive, professional counselor

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Patients and families receiving education and support often need guidance and counseling to help them better understand a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Our Genetic Counselors are the support our patients and families need. These are the people who work with the families to give them resources and provide them with personalized counseling and reassurance.

 

Are you a good listener? Are you a resourceful problem-solver? Do you enjoy helping others? We have a special role that needs your skills.  

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Collaborate with physicians and care providers to determine the most appropriate genetic test and counseling for each patient and family situation.
  • Perform individualized patient pre-test and post-test genetic counseling sessions in collaboration with the maternal fetal medicine physician.
  • Facilitate the identification of patients and families where genetic counseling is recommended or of benefit.
  • Prepare and document individualized genetic counseling reports and risk assessment for patients and families and document findings. 
  • Analyze genetic information to identify potential risk for specific disorders and syndromes.
  • Interview patients or review medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories and document findings. 
  • Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits, and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
  • Assessment of clients psychological or emotional needs such as those relating to stress, fear of test results, financial issues, and marital (significant other) conflicts to make referral recommendations or assist patients in managing test outcomes. 
  • Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories, or diagnostic data. 
  • Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patient or physicians.
  • Field calls and makes appropriate referrals and recommendations to patients, families, and caregivers regarding genetic counseling issues.

WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

  • Passion for working with families through the reproductive cycle.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

 

1-3 Years Experience

License(s):Master’s Degree in Board certified (ABMG or ABGC) genetic counselor

Certification(s):

Travel: Up to 50%

This position will provide coverage for South Suburban Chicago and Northern Indiana area.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.

Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.

Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.


Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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