Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Genetics & Genomics. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Responsible for participating with a clinical geneticist in the delivery of genetic services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Elicits individual and family histories and information regarding the psychological and socioeconomic status of the family.
Reviews with the family and clinical geneticist the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planned.
Transmits pertinent information about genetic risks and mechanism.
Assists the family in assimilating the genetic information and adjusting to its implications.
Implements the treatment plan and makes appropriate referrals to medical, nursing, social work, and psychological services.
Provides follow-up support to patients and their families.
Summarizes findings for patients and referring physicians.
Participates in the education of parents, community groups, physicians, medical professionals, agencies, staff, and students regarding human genetics.
Facilitates provision of services, including intake and clinic organization.
Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing clinical investigations in genetics.
Counsel families regarding genetic cause, recurrence, carrier testing, prenatal diagnosis and expectations of genetic syndromes.
Clinical duties to include: chart preparation and review prior to patient office encounter, obtain medical and family histories for new patient visits, obtain interim histories for return patient visits.
Intake new patient referrals and help to facilitate issues with insurance.
Lectures to community organizations, fellows, medical students, and other health care professionals (i.e. physical therapy students, audiologists, medical transcriptionists, etc.).
Provide patient follow-up, serving as a liaison between the patient and the physician to communicate results of laboratory studies and to coordinate genetic testing, procedures, referrals, and testing of other family members.
Coordinate ongoing genetic research studies by consenting patients, analyzing data, completing registries and assisting in manuscript preparation.
Writes educational material for the community.
Master’s degree from an accredited genetic counseling program.
Must be board certified in genetic counseling by the either the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or eligible to obtain certification within a year of graduation.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. level education in genetics, social work, public health, nursing or related field.
Certification as Genetic Counselor.
Competent in interviewing and counseling techniques to elicit from patients or family the information necessary to reach appropriate conclusion.
Knowledge of genetic and mathematics principles to understand the limitations, interpretations, and significance of specialized laboratory and genetic procedures.
Ability to anticipate areas of difficulty and conflict, to help families and individuals recognize and cope with their emotional and psychological needs; and to recognize situations requiring referral and to transmit pertinent information effectively.
The hiring range for this position is $56,472 - $73,403 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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