Kettering Health Network

Genetics Counselor - Oncology - 3700 Southern Blvd - Kettering- FT

Posted Date 6 months ago(12/10/2021 8:35 AM)
Job ID
Job Type
First Shift
# of Openings
80 Hours Per Pay Period/FTE 1.0


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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit system of 13 medical centers and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. We are committed to transforming the health care experience with high-quality care for every stage of life. Our service-oriented mission is in action every day, whether it’s by providing care in our facilities, training the next generation of health care professionals, or serving others through international outreach.


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Department Overview

Do you want to work with a team of highly engaged healthcare providers where you can make a direct impact on patient care for our community?


The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a provider of direct health care services who synthesizes and utilizes evidence based practice, research and current clinical knowledge.  The APP will provide onsite genetic counseling to Women’s and Children’s Service Line and Oncology Service Line patients and families.  Support strategies for family testing, care planning, and follow up.  Working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The APP demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and complete documentation and take responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation. The APP role in partnership with supervising/collaborating physician(s) s includes:

  • Assessment: Pedigree review using national standards of care. Document impressions in professional language. Provide information in lay language to patients as appropriate.
  • Develop plan of care as needed including recommendation of applicable lab testing and referral options
  • Data Collection: Work with Directors of the impacted Service Lines to establish metrics and benchmark with national standards. Timely collection and workflow agreement with Directors.
  • Report Development: Provide summary of volumes, patient categories, time utilization, referrals out, and outcomes. Develops monthly report.
  • Participation in meetings and makes presentations as needed.

Responsibilities & Requirements

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in human genetics, counseling, or a related field required accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. 
  • Licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board

Knowledge and Abilities:


Required skills include but are not limited to the following:

  • Previous experience working with cancer patients, family pedigree assessment, reproductive/neonatal support preferred
  • Ability to communicate and relate well with staff, physician(s) and the public
  • Must have awareness of patient confidentiality and be able to follow directions well from physician and work autonomously with little direction
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships and critical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task and work under stress
  • Maintains competencies and skills of specialty area of practice.
  • Demonstrates assessment skills, diagnosis with critical thinking and implementation of a plan of care.
  • Professional Role- skill includes clinical reasoning and builds collaborative intra and interprofessional relationships to provide optimal care to patients with complex acute, critical and chronic illness.  Skill of advocating on the behalf of the patient population and the profession through active participation in the health policy process.
  • Managing and Negotiating Healthcare Delivery Systems - skill in addressing the development and implementation of system policies affecting services

Preferred Qualifications

Certification through the American Board of Genetic Counseling highly desired.


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