- Developing and completing patients’ medical and family history by conducting interviews with patients and their family members.
- Contacting genetic counselling centers outside of British Columbia to organize genetic counselling and testing for out-of-province family members as required.
- Explaining the hereditary cancer pattern in the patient’s family and the cancer risks associated with that pattern.
- Explaining genetic susceptibility testing and the associated potential benefits and harms and schedules genetic testing as appropriate.
- Referring patients to health professionals such as social workers, surgeons and oncologists as necessary.
- Recommending cancer screening based on the family history and standard HCP guidelines.
- Documenting a variety of patient information including personal and family medical history, risk assessments, cancer surveillance strategy and progress reports and outcomes.
- Requesting medical records and tissue blocks from hospitals and physicians as required.
- Minimum of two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Graduate of an accredited Masters program in Genetic Counselling.
- Board eligible or Board Certified with the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors and/or the American Board of Genetic Counselling
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Victoria, CA
Application Deadline: N/A