Centura Health Genetic Counselor in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 114933_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Niki Miyata - nicolemiyata@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 8681 PAH ONCOLOGY ADMIN *


_Schedule:_ Part Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Position Summary_

Responsible for all genetic counseling services which include assessment of patients at risk for hereditary cancer predisposition and other genetic conditions, pedigree analysis, assessment for genetic and genomic testing, counseling on outcomes of testing, and hereditary cancer/genetic and genomic education for staff and the general public across the life span continuum.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling from an ABGC certified program

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One to three years of related experience


  • Board certified or board eligible in genetic counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling Required to be board certified within one year of hire

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Performs patient risk assessments in an accurate, compassionate and informative manner. *

  • Counsel patients regarding risks, need for gene testing, and treatment options. *

  • Provides counseling in-person, by telephone and/or telehealth based on patient and facility needs. *

  • Obtains appropriate informed consent for gene testing. *

  • Communicates patient information to patient’s medical provider(s). *

  • Identifies resources, provides information and support to patients and families regarding impact of genetic diagnosis.*

  • Promotes, advocates and collaborates to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.*

  • Consistently complies with all requirements of Federal and State laws, TJC, CMS, and Centura policies and standards of care.*

  • Participates in process and quality improvement projects to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes. *

  • Develop and conduct educational sessions and in-services for professional staff including physicians and the general public. *

  • Communicates with physicians and physician offices to inform them of program updates and new services.*

  • Assists in generating story leads and copy for articles in internal publications, local newspapers, and in other media. *

  • Works with marketing to promote the genetics program. *

  • Participates in health fairs and events. *

  • Works with the Centura genetic counseling team, initiates and develops processes, procedures and strategies to enhance consistency, best practices and promotion and delivery of genetic services including the generation of position papers. *

  • Participates and provides requested data to achieve NAPBC, CoC and other accreditations as requested by hospital or genetics staff. *

  • Documents all patient care activities including assessments/evaluations, recommendations and patient response per standards of practice and regulatory/third party payer requirements.

  • On all documentation, utilizes descriptive, behavioral terms using correct grammar, organizationally approved abbreviations and medical terminology. *

  • Maintains accurate patient records and statistics as required. *

  • Works to educate insurance companies on patient needs.*

  • Organizes and updates the system for collecting and recording consulting fees.*

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, or annual summation reports as requested.*

  • Assists with grant writing and compliance with all grant requirements including submission within necessary timeframes. *

  • Participates in personal, professional and program development by attending department in-services, meetings and by sharing professional expertise to enhance quality of professional services and staff development. *

  • Remains current with the latest developments in the field of genetics in order to provide the most up to date counseling for our patients*

  • Acts as a resource for new staff members and co-workers by sharing information and providing education. *

  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation requirements. *

_Physical Requirements_

  • Light Work - exert/lift up to 20 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. frequently

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.