The Oncology Genetic Counselor, under the auspices of the Hunt Cancer Institute, works closely with medical providers to provide clinical cancer genetic services to patients and families at high risk of hereditary cancer. The genetic counselor functions with in-depth knowledge and competence to assess and counsel cancer patients and their families regarding genetic risks and the need for genetic testing. The genetic counselor provides genetic counseling to persons diagnosed with cancer and their families from the young adult, middle adult to the geriatric patients across the continuum of care. The Genetic Counselor coordinates, administers, and delivers medical genetics counseling services to patients and families. The Genetic Counselor performs all duties in a manner which promotes team concept and reflects the mission and values of the Hunt Cancer Institute at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. The genetic counselor serves as a liaison within the multi-disciplinary team of physicians and patients and their families. The genetic counselor ensures that cancer patients receive timely, optimal, seamless quality care across the continuum.
Requires a Master of Science or Master of Arts in Genetic Counseling conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Must be Board eligible/Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Current California State Genetic Counselor license or ability to obtain California State licensure. Current certification or eligibility of certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Must be approved for Medicaid reimbursement, maintain privileges at local hospitals and maintain licensure/certifications. EOE
Internal Number: 7970
About Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a locally governed, 446-bed, non-profit medical center whose purpose is to provide quality healthcare services, predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities of Los Angeles County. We have received top honors in nursing excellence, receiving the distinction of Magnet Status and we are accredited by the Joint Commission. EOE