1. Interprets and evaluates patient and family medical histories to determine suitability for genetic counseling. 2. Analyzes medical, diagnostic and genetic tests and interprets results for patients and families. 3. Evaluates and recommends follow-up treatment for individual patients. 4. Arranges patient referrals to medical specialists for further evaluation. 5. Plans coordinates and organizes patient's genetic counseling programs. 6. Designs and prepares portions of genetic research projects. 7. Writes and edits articles for professional journals. 8. Provides consultation to patients on details of the diagnosis and resources available. 9. Formulates criteria and guidelines for the development of counseling plans. 10. Diagnoses genetic problems and develops short and long-term genetic counseling plans.
Preferred Education: Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling. Two years or more of relevant experience in general pediatric genetics and/or inborn errors of metabolism.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling. Two years or more of relevant experience in general pediatric genetics and/or inborn errors of metabolism.
Posting Position Title: Genetic Counselor 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to analyze and interpret information obtained from any appropriate resource material relevant to each case for diagnostic evaluation and management.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Genetic Counselor 2
Required Skill/ability 1: Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human and medical genetics and genomics.
Required Skill/ability 4: Skilled at providing comprehensive information to families and to health care providers regarding the etiology, inheritance, incidence/carrier risks, and natural history/prognosis for genetic condition/diseases in culturally appropriate terms that each will comprehend.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to obtain and evaluate a detailed pedigree using standardized nomenclature.
Master's Degree in Genetics or a related field and two years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.