Genetic Counselor – Hematology-Oncology - Penn State Cancer Institute
As part of one of the country’s pre-eminent universities, our 551-bed tertiary medical center is the central Pennsylvania’s region’s only level I adult and pediatric trauma center and academic medical center. Also home to Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute, we are considered a resource for the most complex pediatric and adult cases.
Excellent opportunity to join a well-established university-based cancer genetics program. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of oncologists, surgeons (breast, gyn/onc, endocrine), gastroenterologists, and the Director who is boarded in genetic counseling and medical genetics. The Penn State Cancer Genetics Program receives over 1,000 new patient referrals annually with a wide variety of hereditary cancer indications.
Performing a thorough review of patient/family history and identify genetic testing options
Assist with oversight of universal screening program
Coordinate both clinical and research-based genetic testing and communicate test results to patients
Discuss management strategy to address identified risks(s)
Document patient care by creating/maintaining detailed consultation reports
Participate in the education of students, residents, fellows, and the lay community about clinical genetics
Graduation from a Master’s level program in genetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
Board certified/board eligible with certification (obtained within one year of hire) by the American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling
Genetic counseling license or provisional license from the Commonwealth of PA prior to start of employment
Interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness
Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great benefits including but not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (Effective of date of hire)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)
Hershey and the surrounding areas offer a pleasant alternative to the pressures of urban living with a mix of well-maintained communities with quiet tree-lined streets, safe shopping districts, beautiful farmland, and state parks and game lands. There is also a 13.5 mile walking/biking trail and a 10-mile biking trail system for users of all skill levels (http://sambabiker.com/samba/hmc-hershey-medical-center/). Hersheypark Amusement Park is a summer attraction for the entire family as well as local farmer’s markets, community gardens, and several local summer concert series.
To apply for this position, please visit the following website link and requisition #14288
Internal Number: 14288
About Penn State Health
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