Provides genetics counseling and education to individuals with a family history of cancer. Collects and analyzes family medical history and develops statistical models for cancer risk assessment. Liaisons with physicians and clinicians to coordinate patient laboratory and diagnostic testing, including insurance authorization, test scheduling and results reporting. Maintains patient literature and educational information. Assists with clinical research studies as they pertain to cancer genetics. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
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. Minimum five years as a practicing genetics counselor, oncology experience preferred. Board certified (or eligibility for certification) from the American Board of Genetics Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics.
Internal Number: 002730
About Virginia Cancer Specialists
Virginia Cancer Specialists is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks focused on advancing cancer care in America. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Virginia Cancer Specialists is united with approximately 1,400 physicians and 10,000 cancer professionals nationwide. Virginia Cancer Specialists participates in clinical trials through US Oncology Research, which has helped to develop over 70 FDA approved cancer therapies. For more information, visit usoncology.com.
THE US ONCOLOGY NETWORK
The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of community-based oncology physicians dedicated to advancing cancer care in America. Like-minded physicians are united through The Network around a common vision of expanding patient access to high-quality, integrated cancer care in communities throughout the nation. Leveraging healthcare information technology, shared best practices, refined evidence-based medicine guidelines, and quality measurements, physicians affiliated with The US Oncology Network are committed to advancing the quality, safety, and science of cancer care to i...mprove patient outcomes. Each year, the approximately 1,000 physicians in The Network touch the lives of more than 750,000 cancer patients in more than 350 sites of care and more than 70 integrated cancer centers throughout the United States.
The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation focused on empowering a vibrant and sustainable community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care. For more information, visit usoncology.com.
US ONCOLOGY RESEARCH
Supported by McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network, US Oncology Research draws from a network of experienced investigators and dedicated clinical staff who specialize in Phase I through Phase IV oncology clinical trials. US Oncology Research serves more than 80 research sites in more than 225 locations and manages more than 300 active trials at any given time. Physicians in the research network have enrolled more than 56,000 patients in over 1,300 trials since inception in 1992 and have contributed to the development of over 50 cancer therapies approved by the FDA.
The US Oncology Network believes that all cancer patients should have access to the care they need without the threat of severe financial hardship. Patients are offered dedicated support to help access reimbursement- assistance programs. Since the program began in 2006, more than 30,000 patients from across the country received more than $200 million in financial assistance for needed therapies. We work with federal, state and local legislators, as well as government and private payers to foster a greater understanding about oncology patient care and the vital role community oncology practices play in the lives of cancer patients and their families.