About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.Position Summary
As part of a multidisciplinary team, provide information to individuals and families about genetics and cancer risk, facilitate genetic testing, and provide psychosocial support to cope with cancer risk. Contributes value to each of the CCG domains (clinical, research, and education). Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Key Responsibilities include:Clinical
- Collection and interpretation of 3-generation family histories (both maternal and paternal).
- Review of medical records for key affected individuals.
- Pedigree assessment and recognition of cancer susceptibility syndromes.
- Use appropriate models to estimate genetic and empiric cancer risk.
- Informed consent discussion, including benefits of genetic knowledge and family risk communication, privacy, confidentiality and discrimination issues.
- Educate patients about the medical and psychosocial implications of cancer risk and genetic testing.
- Selection of laboratory, coordination of testing and interpretation of test results.
- Provide patient education regarding risk-appropriate medical management and screening options.
- Psychosocial assessment.
- Provide post-test education, counseling and support.
- Dictate medical reports.
- Moderate and participate in case conferencing
- Field inquiries related to genetic testing/counseling services from patients and the public
- Serves as supervisor/coordinator for genetic counseling student rotations
- Develop protocols/standardized procedures for practice in the department.
- Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending in-service meetings and workshops.
- Attend and participate in meetings.
- Lead clinical administration project
- Represent clinical team in tumor board(s)
- Complete required research compliance training to be able to participate in research collaborations
- Train for and facilitate informed consent for CCG Research Registry
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- Complete and provide critical feedback on Intensive Course (IC)
- Participate in IC onsite workshops
- Contribute as faculty to the IC
- Moderate and/or present in IC update conferences
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
- Master of Science in Genetic Counseling with ABGC board certification or MSN/MN and APRN license.
- Two (2) or more years of experience in genetic counseling (or has demonstrated equivalent mastery), one (1) or more years of experience in cancer genetic counseling specialty.
- Specialized courses and clinical training in the genetics of cancer.
- Ability to accurately assess heritable cancer risk
- Ability to effectively communicate genetic concepts of cancer risk information to patients and families
- Ability to deal with families in crisis
- Work well with supervision in the clinic setting
- Work independently with minimal supervision in the research venue.
- Microsoft Word
- Pedigree database experience
- Currently possess a permanent California Department of Public Health Genetic Counseling Licensure/Certification or equivalent for nursing candidates; or, currently possess a nationally-recognized Accreditation/Licensure/Certification in Genetic Counseling with the ability to obtain a permanent California Department of Public Health Genetic Counseling Licensure/Certification within six (6) months from the date of hire.
As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.