Dignity Health Program Coordinator Genetics Services in Rancho Cordova, California

Position Summary:

The Genetic Services Program Coordinator is accountable for the development and facilitation of an oncology genetic program for the Dignity Health Cancer Service Line which encompasses the greater Sacramento Service area. One of the primary functions is to develop the oncology genetic program at Dignity Health including developing policies and procedures for performing risk assessments, determining appropriate testing, counseling patients and their families on genetic predispositions, develop billing codes and billing forms for all procedures and services provided.

This person will assist in the development of clinical research protocols for patients at high risk or undergoing susceptibility testing. Assists in identifying clinical research studies involving genetic risk assessment, and in accruing patients to such studies. This person will also review and if necessary develop patient education materials regarding inherited cancer syndromes and predictive testing for cancer susceptibility genes.

This person will also directly provide genetic counseling and education to the patient and their families regarding heredity cancer syndromes. This person will work closely with the physicians and the nurse navigators to assure patient genetic testing is of high quality, appropriate and timely and approached in such a manner that aligns with the Dignity Health Humankindness values.

The Genetic Services Program Coordinator will be expected to participate and educate patients at tumor site support groups, survivorship forums, participate in fundraising activities related to cancer care, as well as community prevention and educational activities. The incumbent will track patient’s results in the in the 4D database system as well as the patient’s medical record.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in genetic counseling

  • Board Certified or board eligible in genetic counseling

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel.

  • Licensed to practice Genetic Counseling in the state of California required.

  • 20% travel requirement

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous oncology genetic counseling experience preferred.

  • 4 D database experience preferred

    Dignity Health operates six hospitals in the Greater Sacramento Service Area - Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital; as well as Mercy Home Health and Hospice, and Dignity Health Medical Foundation, which includes Mercy Medical Group, Woodland Clinic and Mercy Imaging Centers. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY16, Dignity Health provided $2.2 billion in charitable care and services. For more information, please visit our website at dignityhealth.org/Sacramento. You can also follow us on Twitter @DignityHlthSac and Facebook.com/DignityHealthSacramento.

Job: *Quality / Performance Improvement

Organization: *Mercy Healthcare Sacramento

Title: Program Coordinator Genetics Services

Location: California-Greater Sacramento Service Area-Rancho Cordova-Mercy Healthcare Sacramento

Requisition ID: 1700016545