In collaboration with physicians, provides high-level independent genetic counseling. Clinically assess and counsel individuals and families regarding genetics and risk management. Provides education to patients and families as well as to physicians and the community.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) required, or obtained within 12 months from hire date. American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certification required within 12 months of hire. Minimum of one-year experience in Genetic Counseling preferred. State of Idaho provisional/regular license required, or obtained within 12 months of hire.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions Demonstrate knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Adolescent, Adult, Geriatrics) Ensure the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients.
Works in collaboration with individual Programs and with referring physicians to ensure provision of appropriate care. Obtains and evaluates the family histories of the patient and patient’s family members to provide genetic evaluation. Discusses with the patient and the family the features, natural history, means of diagnosis, genetic and environmental factors, and management of risk for pre-disposition syndromes or genetic conditions. Identifies, coordinates, and obtains informed consent for genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies as appropriate for genetic assessment. Integrates the results of genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic tests with individual and family medical histories.
Explains to a patient and the patient’s family the clinical implications of the results of genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic tests. Provides risk analysis and calculation. Discusses informed consent, privacy issues, and confidentiality and discrimination concerns with patients. Provides post-test counseling and support, including review of medical management options. Provides accurate, appropriate and timely reports for patient records and to referring physicians. Identifies and uses community resources that provide medical, educational, financial, psychosocial support and advocacy. Provides genetics education to other health care professionals. Attends applicable meetings and conferences.
About Saint Alphonsus:
Colleagues of Saint Alphonsus Health System enjoy competitive compensation with a full benefits package and opportunity for growth throughout SAHS and Trinity Health.
Visit www.saintalphonsus.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Alphonsus Health System.
Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are committed to promoting diversity in its workforce and to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We are committed to recruit and retain a diverse staff reflective of the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus and Trinity Health are equal opportunity employers and prohibit discrimination against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 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.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Saint Alphonsus Health System has the region's most advanced Trauma Center, which recognizes our dedication to providing the highest quality, most optimal care for all critically ill and injured patients. This distinction ensures we maintain the highest standards for chest pain, stroke, orthopedic and general surgery and emergency care. It also creates a foundation of medical excellence, innovation, and collaboration that makes the overall care all our patients receive throughout the region, that much better.
Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center offers access to advanced diagnostic tools like 3D imaging and mobile mammography to help detect cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Our integrative approach to healing enhances the quality of life for patients and their families including genetic counseling and education, nutrition counseling, CLIMB child and family support, rehabilitation services, music, art, yoga and exercise therapy.
Our team of experts uses the latest treatment options such as precision radiation therapies, access to the region's largest number of clinical trials and personal care navigators that guide you every step of the way.
As Idaho's ...only Brachytherapy Center of Excellence, we are reducing radiation treatment from six weeks to five days for partial breast cancer. Learn more about this life-saving care.
Saint Alphonsus Heart Institute is focused on providing high-quality heart care when and where you need it most, so you can live a full life. We offer heart specialists with the most advanced training and experience to treat even the most complex heart conditions. We also travel around the region and see patients in 13 different communities, so it's easy to access care and make your heart health a priority.
Our expertise combined with state-of-the-art technology, like the regions only Stereotaxis robotic treatment for heart rhythm disorders, ensures all patients have access to comprehensive care options, so they can feel better faster. Find a Saint Alphonsus Heart Institute near you.
Emergency & Trauma
In an emergency, quick access to care is critical. That is why Saint Alphonsus offers easy access to six emergency departments around the region in Boise, Eagle, two in Nampa, Ontario and Baker City. All Saint Alphonsus emergency departments are staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and nurses and backed by a team of trauma, chest pain, and stroke specialists.
With the region's only Level II Trauma Center and Time Sensitive Emergency certified center for Trauma, Stroke and Heart Attack, you can have peace of mind knowing any Saint Alphonsus Emergency Department is right for you. Find a location near you.
Saint Alphonsus is the leading provider of advanced, innovative and interdisciplinary neurological services, and was the region's first Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center. Saint Alphonsus neurologists and neurosurgeons have advanced training and experience to provide care for patients with complex neurologic conditions. Our collaborative team approach includes neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons, neurologists, neuropathologists, physiatrists, oncologists and neuro optometrists focused on delivering the best options and outcomes to patients.
With a stroke, time is of the essence. Our team provides remote care and consults to stroke patients, through telemedicine services, at nearly all emergency departments throughout the region. We also excel in utilizing the latest technology to attack strokes such as biplane angiography, MRI/MRA, CT/CTA, CT perfusion, 4-vessel angiography, and interventional stroke and aneurysm procedures. Learn more about the region's most advanced neuroscience program.
Whether you are recovering from an injury or need surgery we know the importance of advanced orthopedic care. Whether it's pain in your shoulder, elbows, hips, knees or ankles we have both non-surgical and surgical specialists standing by to make sure you receive the best care as quickly as possible. We've invested in leading, state-of-the-art technology like Makoplasty for knee and hip replacement surgery, STAR ankle replacement and artificial disc replacement for spine injuries so you can recover quicker and feel better faster. Find an orthopedic specialist near you.
Saint Alphonsus is focused on delivering surgical excellence and has established the region's premiere surgical program. The foundation of surgical expertise is our Level II Trauma Center, which is continuously ready to care for any severe injuries and provide the most advanced care available within 500 miles. Supported by new Cardiovascular operating suites that are continuously ready for cardiac emergencies and spacious orthopedic and neurosurgical surgical suites outfitted with the latest imaging and technologies, we're ready for any surgery 24/7.
We are also the first Health System in the region to introduce the da Vinci Surgical System, a minimally invasive robot-assisted surgical platform that allows patients smaller incisions and the ability to recover quicker, with less pain and scarring.
All five of our hospitals are staffed with skilled surgeons providing surgical specialties such as bariatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, breast surgery and reconstruction, cardiothoracic and gastrointestinal surgical care. Learn more about our surgical specialties.
At Saint Alphonsus, we offer specialized care for women of all ages. From personalized maternity care and comprehensive breast care to the region's only women's heart program, our medical experts guide you through every stage of life and are dedicated to being part of your life-long journey. You can count on our team to provide supportive, state-of-the-art care that helps you stay healthy and active every step of the way. Learn more about our specialized women's care.
Saint Alphonsus Health System, Inc. honors the sacredness and dignity of every person, complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of protected classes, including but not limited to, race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. View our Non-Discrimination Policy.