Join our dynamic oncology research team and help advance our passion for making lives better! We’re seeking a Genetic Counselor at our Magnet-designated Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic-Riverside campus in Rockford, IL. As part of our system-wide team, you’ll collaborate with partners at our Rockford, IL and Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville campus to provide the highest quality care for our patients and their families.
As our Genetic Counselor, you’ll experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth through:
Competitive compensation and benefits
Tuition and certification reimbursement
A productive work-life balance
Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization
Essential duties and Responsibilities
Facilitates comprehensive patient care. Includes: Provides description of genetic counseling process during initial patient contact, gathers relevant information including medical records/family history and obtains appropriate current medical literature. Ensures the distribution of a summary letter to the patient and referral source in a timely fashion.
Assists/conducts counseling session: Coordinates further care and follow-up.
Participates in community and professional education. Accommodates the majority of requests by community and professional groups for lectures. Organizes and presents educational conference as funding is available and need is demonstrated.
Participates in obtaining and utilizing grant funding as it is available. Ensures maximal use of grant funds.
Promotes public awareness of the regional genetics service. Functions as a regional community resource for genetic disease-related inquiries.
Maintains patient data for yearly statistics. Maintains documentation of the number of referrals, the referral source and patient demographic information. Maintains statistics on indication for referral and diagnosis.
Attends continuing education programs, attending appropriate educations seminars on an yearly basis, as funding permits.
Maintains current educational materials. Maintains up-to-date patient educational materials in sufficient quantities and maintains current medical resources used by the department staff and other medical professions.
As a not-for-profit, vertically integrated, multi-specialty health organization serving more than 2.1 million individuals throughout Wisconsin and Illinois, Mercyhealth’s 8,000+ employees (who we call partners) are committed to providing the most advanced health care services available. Our partners do this with compassion, dedication, pride and professionalism.
At Mercyhealth, we serve with a passion for making lives better, and we truly believe our accomplished staff is second to none in this mission. We hope you’ll consider becoming part of the Mercyhealth family.
Learn more about the Rockford region here: http://careersatmercyhealth.org/rockford-rocks-4-things-that-make-rockford-illinois-a-hidden-gem/
Internal Number: 18180
Mercyhealth is a non-profit, regional health system with over 700 employed physicians, 5 hospitals and 80 facilities throughout 50 Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin communities. We are committed to being a top integrated health care provider and continuously work to make life better for the people, families and communities we serve.