Genetic Counseling Assistant

Franciscan Health

Job Description

Genetic Counseling Assistant

Oncology

Franciscan Health

8111 South Emerson Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46237

Days

Full-Time

High School Diploma/ GED Required

WHAT WE NEED

Detail-oriented Genetic Counseling Assistant

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Referral development. Provider and patient education. Coordination of genetic testing and clinical research. These are just a few of the things the Genetic Counseling Assistant handles. Think you’re up for the challenge?

Are you a good listener? Do you have knowledge of genetic concepts? Are you a resourceful problem-solver? We have a special role that needs your skills.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Act as a liaison between the genetic counselors and referring providers to develop evidence-based referral processes and provide education regarding identification of patients appropriate for genetic counseling.

  • Provide pre- and post- counseling education to patients and family members to help facilitate an informed patient experience and to aid in the creation of appropriate pedigrees and risk models.

  • Assist with recruiting and screening potential subjects for inclusion in clinical trials according to written protocols; conducting thorough and ongoing informed consent processes; and documenting other research activities.

  • Support the genetic testing process by coordinating specimen collection; maintaining supply of testing kits; preparing test kits for delivery to appropriate laboratories; and assisting with genetic test orders.

  • Facilitate timely patient care by interviewing and screening patients; coordinating telehealth sessions; preparing test results documentation; and conducting patient follow-up when reclassified genetic test results are released or when nationally recognized guidelines are updated.

  • Assist the genetic counselors in managing patient databases by inputting medical and family history; demographics; referral data; genetic testing results; and generating reports.

  • Facilitate the collection of medical records and prior genetic tests to evaluate and intake all relevant information needed to prepare a genetic counseling patient chart.

WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

  • Prior experience in a hospital or appropriate healthcare setting.

  • Customer service skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Organizational Skills.

  • Understanding of common medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

  • Data entry.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of genetic concepts.

  • Ability to exercise critical independent follow through on projects.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

1-3 Years Experience

License(s):

Certification(s):

Travel: Never or Rarely

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.

Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.

Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

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