This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of SaddlebackMemorialMedicalCenter. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values. The employee shall support SaddlebackMemorialMedicalCenter’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.
The Genetics Counselors is responsible to evaluate and counsel individuals and families regarding cancer risk and risk management including those at risk of hereditary disease. Assists with the collection of all program data and design of clinical trials as necessary. The Genetic Counselor will provide and report to supervisor genetic expert content on accreditation by government, professional agencies and financial reimbursement requirements in support of genetic program initiatives.
The full-time genetic counselor at Memorialcare Saddleback Medical Center’s “Cancer Risk and Prevention Program” will primarily perform patient-centered tasks. The genetic counselor will meet with approximately 8-12 patients per week, providing them with genetic risk assessment services including: gathering a personal and family health history; creating a family tree; discussing tumorigenesis, genetic principles, risks to carry hereditary mutations, and genetic testing options; communicating genetic testing results; developing customized cancer screening and prevention regiments; and documenting all of the above. The genetic counselor will also participate in weekly tumor board meetings, quarterly Cancer Committee meetings, and potentially quality assessment studies, research, and other projects/ meetings.