Virginia Oncology Associates, the largest group of medical professionals in Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina devoted exclusively to cancer care and blood disorders, has an exciting opportunity for a Genetics Counselor for our offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides genetic counseling to individuals with a family history of cancer, including information pertaining to risk factors, genetic concepts and inheritance.
Collects medical and family history from patients from a variety of sources including personal interviews, telephone screenings, medical records review and conferring with clinicians.
Develops detailed computerized models analyzing inheritance patterns to calculate and report cancer risks for individuals and families. From models, identifies at-risk individuals that may benefit from genetic screening, testing and/or counseling.
Coordinates genetic testing, including obtaining insurance authorizations and physician referrals. Schedules laboratory and related diagnostic testing. Reviews information with physicians, nurses, social workers and other clinicians and participates in the development of treatment plans as appropriate.
Provides long term follow up of patients as necessary and assists in patient referral process.
Maintains patient educational resources and literature. May prepare and present information to community groups.
Liaisons with patients participating in cancer genetics research studies. Recruits patients for participation in trials, obtains informed consent, collects participant medical history etc.
Masters degree in Medical Genetics/Counseling including clinical experience from an accredited genetics counseling training program.
Oncology experience preferred.
Board certified (or eligibility for certification) from the American Board of Genetics Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.
Must be able to travel to various office locations as scheduled.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: MCKEA00878215
About US Oncology Network
The US Oncology Network believes local cancer care is better care. We empower the delivery of advanced integrated cancer care through our network of independent physicians who share expertise and resources to provide quality, value-based care close to home.
Our clinical and business support capabilities, expertise and industry-leading technologies keep local practices at the forefront of high quality, efficient care delivery while enabling practice success, quality of life and financial security for physicians.
- 25 years of oncology practice management expertise
- Leader in value-based cancer care with over 900 physicians participating in the Center for Medicaid and Medicare
- Innovation Oncology Care Model – one fourth of the entire population of physicians nationwide
- Over 1,400 affiliated physicians
- More than 450 cancer treatment center locations across the United States
- Over 995,000 patients treated annually