Trinity Health System and University of Michigan Health System are seeking a Genetic Counselor for a collaborative Cancer Genetics program. Candidate will be formally trained, board Certified Genetics Counselor (CGC) with a specific interest in adult cancer syndromes and hereditary/familial cancer screening and counseling. Engages in clinical, educational, and research areas of genetics counseling and screening. Will work in collaboration with the University of Michigan Cancer Genetics Program to extend the cancer genetics expertise and programmatic infrastructure of the University of Michigan to Trinity Health Hospital, with full integration in a team of cancer geneticists, genetic counselors, medical oncologists and medical geneticists.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluating patients and families considered at risk for familial cancers, including but not limited to:
Hereditary breast/ovarian cancers.
Colorectal cancer syndromes (HNPCC, FAP, MYH1, Peutz-Jeugher).
Hereditary pancreatic cancer.
Hereditary endocrine disorders (MEN1/MEN2)
Participation/screening in Cancer Care Specialty Center.
Education- formal education efforts in regard to educating healthcare providers on identifying at-risk families will be directed by, but not limited to:
Health Care System physicians.
Multidisciplinary staff in the Cancer program.
Community outreach efforts/speaking engagements.
Research and NCCCP program (National Community Cancer Center Program):
Participate in research efforts directed at improving screening rates of at-risk families.
Assist in the development and selection of genetic modifiers (K-ras, MSI) that will need to be adopted for selective treatment modification of newly diagnosed or metastatic cancer patients.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
ABGC Board certification as a Certified Genetics Counselor (CGC) by the American Board Genetic Counseling (AMGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG).
Experience using the CioDBx database system is required. One to three years experience in outpatient cancer genetics counseling preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To provide genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment to persons or families with a history of cancer or known risk factors for cancer. To participate in the Cancer Care Specialty Center and Trinity Health Breast Care Program and provide genetic services as needed at these centers Works with the appropriate physician in supporting consultation requests from persons or families with a history of certain cancers or known cancer risk factors or from other cancer health care professionals. Obtains and interprets information from multiple sources to identify counseling needs and provide the care needed.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
EOE including disability/veteran