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Genetic Counselor - Cancer Risk Program (GENETIC COUNSELOR 2 or 3 EX)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

Company
University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
11583
AJE Ref #
576076143
Location
San Francisco, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Job Title

Genetic Counselor - Cancer Risk Program (GENETIC COUNSELOR 2 or 3 EX)

Job ID

11583

Job Code

7894

Job Family

Clinical Professional

Location

Mount Zion

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type

Career

Department

Cancer Risk Prgm MZ

Shift

8-hour Days

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Cancer Risk Program is a comprehensive genetic counseling service for families with a history of cancer. It is the largest, most comprehensive genetic testing center for cancer in Northern California.

Genetic counselors assess personal and family history, provide education and counseling and, when appropriate, offer genetic testing for cancer predisposition genes. Based on family history, other cancer risk factors and genetic testing results, counselors and doctors provide an individualized risk management program for each patient, which includes recommendations for cancer screening and options for preventive measures.

The service includes a Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program.

Job Summary

Classification of Genetic Counselor 2 or 3 will be determined based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate.

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center provides multidisciplinary medical and supportive care to patients and their families with Cancer. The role of the Genetic Counselor is to work closely with the medical providers in the evaluation of patients and families at high risk for hereditary cancer. The position participates in both research and teaching objectives and is required to track data and report outcomes accordingly. The position participates and may also lead grant-writing and performance improvement initiatives. A Genetic Counselor III candidate will have spent at least two years in a GC II position and demonstrated mastery of the following skills in dealing with cancer risk. Candidates for GC must have experience co-managing a clinical sub service of the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program or extensive experience in cancer genetics.

The mission of the Hereditary GI Cancer Prevention Program (HGCPP), a sub service of the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program, is to identify patients with hereditary forms of gastrointestinal cancer in order to provide personalized care and planning for their long-term health and well-being. The HGCPP is a well-established clinical and research program consisting of two genetic counselors and two gastroenterologists. The team has been responsible for much of the groundbreaking research in hereditary GI cancer. This position is located at the GI Faculty Practice on the Mount Zion campus of UCSF and includes travel to bay area Satellite Clinics and Affiliate Hospitals to provide genetic counseling. The embedded clinical and research functions of this position result in the opportunity for nationally recognized expertise in hereditary GI Cancer.

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Board eligible or certified for at least one year by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics

* California Genetic Counseling license

* Computer skills and basic statistics knowledge Strong written, oral communication and people skills

* Able to create and deliver professional presentations from slides

* Demonstrate the skill to provide consultation in oncology and carry a pager to respond to the consult service across all clinical programs in the Cancer Center

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* Oncology background

* One to two years of clinical experience

Licensure/Certification

* Board eligible or certified for at least one year by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics

* California Genetic Counseling license

UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps