Genetic Counselor 3 - Salary Range: $39.45 to $52.05 Hourly
Genetic Counselor 2 - Salary Range: $35.18 to $46.40 Hourly
Final Filing Date: 11/21/19
The Genetic Counselor II or III provides genetic counseling, will coordinate the assessment and laboratory testing of patients seen in Genomic Medicine clinic as well as have the responsibility to design, administer and evaluate specialized programs and/or or serve as the designated expert/consultant or source of specialized knowledge within the Division of Genomic Medicine. Additionally, the Genetic Counselor II or III provides occasional supervision of genetic counseling students from two local graduate training programs and participate in the clinical education of residents and medical students. In order to qualify for a Genetic Counselor III must have previous experience working as a genetic counselor, preferably in general genetics or biochemical genetics.
Masters’ Degree in Genetic Counseling and board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Must be licensed as a Genetic Counselor in the State of California.
Previous experience working as a genetic counselor, preferably in general genetics or biochemical genetics.
Experience designing, administering, and evaluating specialized counseling programs or serving as the designated experts, consultants, or sources of specialized knowledge within the genetic counseling profession.
Knowledge of counseling techniques and genetic test interpretation.
Skill in interviewing and counseling techniques to elicit from the patient or family, the information necessary to reach an appropriate conclusion; anticipate area of difficulty and conflict; assist families and individuals, recognize and cope with their emotional psychological needs; recognize situations requiring psychiatric referral; transmit pertinent information effectively; ability to perform complex risk assessments using genetic and mathematic principles.
Intermediate level computer skills and experience (EMR, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, web-browser).
Strong written/oral communication and counseling skills.
Skill in writing comprehensive counseling reports for patient records, referring health professionals and clients.
Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human genetics, including knowledge of cell cycle, meiosis and mitosis; knowledge of chromosomal aberrations and associated clinical features; knowledge of chromosomal polymorphisms; knowledge of chromosomal fragility and breakage syndromes, common Mendelian genetic disorders; knowledge of population cytogenetics; knowledge of human, clinical, molecular, biochemical, somatic cell, and developmental and reproductive genetics.
Knowledge of the statistical methods and procedures, including survey techniques for evaluation of the adequacy of research designs and techniques; ability to communicate in written form; ability to record data in a timely and accurate manner.
Knowledge of current development in the field of Genomic Medicine; must be able to remain current as well.
Knowledge of health care resources available for appropriate referral.
Skills to present in the field of medical genetics to professional and lay groups.
Skills to integrate and interpret clinical and genetic information in order to understand the limitations, interpretation and significance of specialized laboratory and clinical procedures.
Knowledge of research techniques to develop, implement and evaluate genetic/genomic research projects.
Bilingual in Spanish
Must be able to travel to satellite clinics in Sacramento or the vicinity.
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