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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:

Provides education to the public and professionals regarding individual cancer risk screening. Provides direct risk assessments and couseling, 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)