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Genetics Counselor - Days - Kennestone - Marietta

Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


The Genetic Couselor is responsible for providinge cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling to a wide variety of patients in a community hospital setting for WellStar Health System. This is a clinical position requiring clinical experience, self-direction, attention to detail and follow-up, and ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, families and the public. The Genetic Counselor is academically and clinically prepared to provide cancer risk assessment and genetic services to individuals, families, healthcare professionals and the community. These services include but are not limited to education and counseling about the occurrence, risk of occurrence, genetic testing and interpreting results for genetically influenced cancers. Reports to Executive Director of the Cancer Program. Patient case studies including cancer risk assessment and genetic counseling recommendations to be reviewed at a multi-disciplinary conference.

Here is some additional information about our genetic counseling position that you will find outstanding:

  • Wellstar Health System has the only comprehensive genetics program in the State of Georgia
  • Join a team of 5 additional board certified genetic counselors
  • Provide both in person and virtual appointments
  • Patients are seen for a variety of indications including oncology, cardiology, neurology, prenatal/preconception
  • Supported by a team of staff including scheduler, genetic counseling assistant, and clinical administrative assistant
  • Provide patient focus care in a large metro Atlanta community health setting
  • Utilize EPIC to minimize administrative tasks
  • Work along side a collaborative group of providers including nurse navigators, social workers, clinical psychologist, and dieticians Make a difference in patients' lives and your own! Here, it's more than healthcare - it's CareerCare!


    Required Minimum Education: Master s degree required. Graduate of an accredited Genetic Counseling Program.

    Required Minimum Certification: Board Certified or board eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counselors or Advanced Practice in Nursing Genetics (APGNc)

    Required Minimum Experience: No previous experience required. Prefer exp as a genetic counselor in a large health system or Oncology Practice.

    Required Minimum Skills: Self directed and able to communicate in a culturally diverse environment. Extensive understanding of oncology patient care. Proficient in review, analysis and maintenance of medical records and other patient care information. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Inc., Roswell , Genetics Counselor - Days - Kennestone - Marietta, Other , Duluth, Georgia

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