Responsible for providing genetics counseling services for patients and families with potential or proven genetic disorders. Provides independent assessment and counseling for patients and families with potential or proven genetic disorders across multiple specialties. Provides genetic counseling services via telemedicine consults with other Baptist Health hospitals in the system. This position will coordinate testing and communication of results to patients and referring healthcare providers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviews and interprets medical records, test results, and other relevant information.
Provides patient consultation including risk assessment, risk evaluation, medical management and testing options.
Obtains detailed family history and constructs and interprets pedigrees.
Addresses psychosocial needs of patients and families related to genetic testing and interpretation.
Identifies hereditary cancer syndromes, hereditary cardiac syndromes, and perinatal genetic syndromes.
Coordinates genetic testing and communicates results to patient and referring provider.
Counsels patients and family members through critical decision points and interpretation of test results.
Identifies and implements referrals to community resources when appropriate.
Describes options for surveillance, prevention and early detection.
Identifies patients appropriate for surveillance through Cancer Risk Management Clinic and supports clinic as needed
Develops and maintains patient records in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
Provides communication with referring healthcare providers, in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
Participates in marketing activities related to the program and establishing relationships with key physicians.
Participates in Oncology Tumor Board and Multidisciplinary Oncology Service Meetings.
Responsible for reporting on genetic counseling program to Breast Program Committee and Cancer Committee and provides support for standards needed to maintain Cancer Center accreditations.
Enhances self-development on a continual basis
Maintains board eligibility/certification through ABGC and knowledge in clinical practice
Continually reviews professional literature and participates in professional organizations.
Sets annual goals.
Attends professional conference.
Manages human and monetary resources as appropriate
Ensures positive customer relations interactions
Manages difficult or emotional customer situations
Responds promptly to customer needs
Solicits customer feedback to improve service
Responds to requests for service and assistance
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, and Licensures Required:
Master’s Degree in Medical Genetics
Board Certified/Board Eligible
Internal Number: R20023066
About Baptist Health Louisville
Baptist Health strives to cultivate a close-knit, positive and professional environment that encourages our employees to want to come to work every day.
When you choose Baptist, you have an opportunity to play a role in providing compassionate, quality care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and promotes joy throughout our communities.
Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Founded in 1924, Baptist Health has been bringing advanced medical technology, modern facilities, and many of the region's most prominent physicians and medical professionals to the communities of our commonwealth for nearly a century.
Headquartered in Louisville, the Baptist Health family of hospitals, care centers, physician offices and health facilities has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind. (formerly known as Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services), is the newest member, joined on Oct. 1, 2016. In 2012, we welcomed Baptist Health Richmond (formerly Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center) and
Baptist Health Madisonville (formerly Trover Health System) to the fold. Our other hospitals include Baptis...t Health Paducah, Baptist Health Louisville, Baptist Health La Grange, Baptist Health Lexington and Baptist Health Corbin. We also manage Hardin Memorial Health in Elizabethtown. Counting all nine hospitals, we have more than 2,700 licensed beds.
Baptist Health has more than 300 points of care include outpatient facilities which offer Urgent Care, Express Care, occupational medicine, physical therapy and diagnostics. Home care is also available in 39 Kentucky counties, six counties in Illinois and six counties in Southern Indiana. Our physician network of more than 3,000 employed and affiliated physicians continues to grow as we endeavor to improve access to healthcare and enhance the health of Kentucky as a whole.