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Genetics Counselor

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: REGIONAL CANCER CENTER - ADMIN
Categories: Professional
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Schedule: Days

Description:

Do you dream of waking up with sunshine streaming in your window? Spending weekends basking on the beach? Exploring nature preserves in your shorts? Welcome to our world! Lee Health is just minutes from some of the nation’s top rated beaches. Our great work environment and work life balance make this a great place to work and advance your career. In fact, this year our employee satisfaction ranked 97.9% in comparison with other health systems in the country!

About Us:
Lee Health’s REGIONAL CANCER CENTER is EXPANDING due to population growth in our tropical paradise by the beaches! Every year since opening in 2008, the Regional Cancer Center has experienced double-digit growth. The five-year success rate for cancers diagnosed and managed within Lee Health exceeds national averages. To continue to provide high-quality comprehensive care in our growing community, Lee Health has begun a multi-million-dollar expansion of the Regional Cancer Center, including a 24,000-square-foot addition to the existing health center on Colonial Boulevard near I-75 in Fort Myers. The expansion is scheduled for completion by fall 2018 and will include space for cancer treatment research. Having most of the providers of cancer care and support in one facility has proven to be even more collaborative than expected. Lee Health also consists of four acute care hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospital, 57 physician offices and more. Lee Health is one of the largest public health systems in the USA that receives no direct tax support.
We are Caring People. Inspiring Health. That’s our promise, and it’s the cornerstone of our unique approach to delivering the highest quality care. Even better, you can experience all of this in a setting where your life beyond work is every bit as rich and satisfying as the career you build within it.
Why Lee Health?
• Paid interviewing expenses, if eligible
• Market competitive pay
• Exceptional benefits package, including matching retirement
• Relocation AND work commitment incentives, if eligible
Description:
Provides education to the public and professionals regarding individual cancer risk screening. Provides direct risk assessments and counseling, maintains accurate referral resources for patients and families.

The Genetic Counselor will be responsible for:
- Obtaining medical and family histories.
- Facilitate genetic testing based on established criteria
- Participate in Multidisciplinary conferences and clinics
- Community education and outreach
- Communicate risks to patients and physicians and recommend evidence-based surveillance based on testing results
- Pre and Post-test counseling.
- Staying current with research and evidence based recommendations

Requirements:

Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Board certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

A minimum of three years of directly related experience, preferred.


General Requirements (has the ability to.) Sit - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Stand - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Bend - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Climb - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Kneel - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Crouch - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Twist - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Maintain Balance - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for.) Far Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Depth Perception - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to.) Cope with high level of stress - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Make decisions under high pressure - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Manage altercations - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Concentrate - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work alone - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Adapt to shift work - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hand Manipulation (ability with.) Simple Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Use of Keyboards - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift.) 35 to 50 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull.) 76 to 100 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Continually ( i.e. Daily) Environmental (may be exposed to.) Infectious Diseases - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Chemical Agents - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Dust, Fumes, Gases Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Hazardous or Moving Equipment - Continually ( i.e. Daily)