New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is expanding and is currently seeking a full time Certified Genetic Counselor to remotely provide family history assessment and cancer genetic counseling for our patients with cancer, a family history of cancer, and at risk for cancer utilizing telehealth services. Telehealth appointments are schedule Monday-Friday 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time to 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. The successful candidate will work with both patients in Maine and New Hampshire and must be able to obtain licensing through the State of New Hampshire. Our Genetic Counselors are a vital part of the overall treatment of NECS’s patients, providing counseling, education, and support to an outpatient population working collaboratively with providers to give the best possible care as well as the best outcomes for our patients.
NECS is a growing private medical practice composed of 15 oncologists and hematologists serving the state and region from 5 different locations in Maine and New Hampshire. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcomes and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 12 Oncology Medical Homes in the nation and the first private practice to become a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.
Works with patients referred by NECS providers for a broad spectrum of cancer genetic syndromes and other rare cancer genetic conditions.
Completes 3-4 generation pedigrees for appropriate patients
Collects and evaluates the patient’s personal and family history to determine if appropriate genetic testing is needed.
Evaluation of patient’s cancer risk and/or risk to carry cancer predisposing genetic mutations and appropriate use of available risk models
Psychosocial assessment patients
Educates patients on the process of the counseling program and the information that will be obtained. Is available to patients/families to answer questions about process.
Obtains informed consent and offers appropriate testing options
Provide post-test genetic counseling ensuring genetic test results are provided in the context of the patient’s personal, family history and or empiric data. Discuss significance and impact of test results and provide evidence-based guidelines & recommendations to the patients for cancer screening and prevention plans. Risk reduction surgeries are discussed when appropriate. Provide educational resources & referrals, as needed.
Works closely with the patient’s medical team and financial counselors to assist in determining healthcare coverage for testing options, assisting in the appeals process for insurance denials as needed and to assure appropriate testing occurs.
Support of ongoing and planned research efforts.
Represents cancer genetics for the Maine Comprehensive Cancer Consortium and participates in related work groups and tumor boards (especially Molecular Tumor Board). Responsible for maintaining continuing education and attending related seminars.
This is a 100% Remote position.
Master’s Degree from an accredited Genetic Counseling program, including clinical experience from an accredited genetics counseling training program required.
1-5 years’ experience in a genetic counseling role with oncology counseling experience preferred.
Must be able to obtain licensing through the State of New Hampshire
American Board of Medical Genetics (ABGC) certified or able to obtain certification within one year of hire date.
Ability to triage, and multi-task multiple priorities.
Strong public speaking skills
Ability to connect and interact with patients using telemedicine.
Maintaining regulatory and compliance issues to adhere to all related healthcare laws and regulations.
Ability to work remotely utilizing telehealth services with patients in the eastern time zone
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 512708-755782
About New England Cancer Specialists
NECS is a growing private medical practice composed of 15 oncologists and hematologists serving the state and region from 4 different locations in Maine. NECS is committed to achieving the best outcome and providing unmatched support in all areas for every patient. Nationally recognized as 1 of 12 Oncology Medical Homes in the nation and the first private practice to become a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. NECS brings together top clinicians, researchers, and dedicated medical professionals, clinical and non-clinical to create the best possible experience for our patients.