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GENETICS COUNSELOR

Company: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posting DetailsPosting Summary Functional Position Title GENETICS COUNSELOR Position Number 00055890 Appointment Type Regular Location-City New Orleans School/Division LSUNO BASIC HEALTH SCIENCES Department LSUNO Genetics Position Summary The cancer genetic counselor provides genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment services at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) to individuals with a personal and/or family history of cancer, including those at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. Under the supervision of the Department Head this position will educate patients and families about possible risks of disease and genetic disorders and provide support for patient care improvement initiatives. The incumbent will: gather personal and family Histories of patients; interpret data for genetic risks; and communicate to patients their genetic predisposition to disease and possible monitoring strategies. The genetic counselor will work with a supervisory cancer genetic counselor at this institution, and provide education to other healthcare providers and attend various tumor board conferences. The genetic counselor must be able to work with patients who have diverse cultural backgrounds, diverse life experience, education levels, life styles and socioeconomic statuses. Sensitivity and the ability to work with patients confidentially and positively are essential. Knowledge of health care systems, health insurance authorization processes, community resources and the ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team are required essential skills and knowledge. Additional Position InformationMinimum Qualifications Required Education Master's If Other Required Education, please specifyDiscipline(s) Master's degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from a college or university program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) or a Master's degree in clinical or medical genetics prior to the establishment of the ACGC. Certifications/Licenses Required Amer. Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certified or board-eligible genetic counselor; Provisional Temp. Genetic Counselor Lic. from La. State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) with active ABGC candidate status, followed by a Genetic Counselor License Indicate the minimum number of years required to do the job none Indicate the type of experience required to do the job 0 Indicate if any combination of specific experience, training and education may be substituted for the required education or experiencePreferred Qualifications Preferred EducationIf Other Preferred Education, please specifyDiscipline(s)Certifications/Licenses PreferredIndicate the preferred experience to perform the jobPosting Detail Information Posting Number U00424P Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start DatePosition End Date (if temporary)Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled Yes Application Review Date to BeginSpecial Instructions SummaryEEO Statement LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.About the School/Department

Keywords: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans , GENETICS COUNSELOR, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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