Position Summary: Provides genetic counseling services to Perinatal Center patients. Reports to the Office Manager.
Provides genetic counseling for advanced maternal age, abnormal triple screen results, multiple miscarriages, family/personal history concerns, teratogenic exposures including follow-up letter to referring physician, appropriate documentation in chart and follow-up regarding test results.
Provides counseling for diagnosed fetal anomalies including follow-up with referring physician, resource/contact for family and physicians and coordination of care.
Maintains good system of communication with referring physicians’ offices and patients communicating necessary information to all parties involved and serving as a resource to staff members.
Maintains CVS and amniocentesis follow-up program including compilation of annual report of number of procedures, complications and losses.
Manages all CVS, amniocentesis, maternal serum triple screen, and genetic test results for Fort Sanders Perinatal Center including informing patients, physicians, and referring physicians of results as appropriate and coordination of follow-up care as needed.
Utilizes good human relations skills with patients and family members, making every effort to meet patient and family needs, handling patients in stressful situations showing empathy and compassion, maintaining contact with patients and remaining accessible to all patients and families.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Two or more (2+) years of genetic counseling experience preferred. New graduates are welcome to apply. He/she must have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Licensure Requirement: Board certification or eligibility for board certification in genetic counseling through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). If ABGC certified, the candidate must initiate Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. If not ABGC certified, the candidate must obtain Active Candidate Status as conferred by the ABGC, take the next available certification exam and initiate the Temporary Tennessee State Genetic Counseling License application process prior to starting. CPR required.
Internal Number: 3270998
About Fort Sanders Perinatal Center
The Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, a member of Covenant Health, has an immediate opening for an ABGC Board Certified/Board Eligible prenatal genetic counselor. We are looking for an energetic and motivated genetic counselor to join our large, thriving practice. The genetic counselor will be a valued member of a large team including 3 genetic counselors, 3 MFMs, as well as sonographers, nurse practitioners, and a social worker. The genetic counselor will provide all aspects of preconception and prenatal genetic counseling. Both experienced counselors and new graduates are encouraged to apply. The Fort Sanders Perinatal Center is located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville offers an affordable cost of living, including no state income tax, and a wonderful mix of metropolitan and suburban living. The city of Knoxville is surrounded by mountains and lakes and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and boating. The beautiful Great Smoky Mountain National Park is located one hour away. Knoxville’s vibrant downtown offers live music, breweries, shopping, restaurants, festivals, and museums. Knoxville is conveniently located within a day'...s drive from half of the continental United States. Covenant Health is Knoxville’s premier health system offering excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, disability, tuition reimbursement, student loan assistance, employee credit union, and paid time off.