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The Genetic Counselor will provide genetic counseling following established counseling practice guidelines. The incumbent will help in analyzing information and determining if appointments have been scheduled, assessing recurrence risks, and recommending medical or genetic testing based upon analysis of risk, benefit, and cost.
Essential Job Duties:
Responsible for analyzing the intake information and determining if appropriate appointments have been scheduled.
Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based upon analysis of risk, benefit and cost.
Ensures proper completion of counseling paperwork.
Interacts and communicates constantly with the genetic counseling team.
Responsible for the communication of both normal and abnormal results and coordinating appropriate follow-up with medical geneticist.
May provide case management for complex genetic cases, including coordinating medical recommendations, testing, and ongoing counseling.
Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions; makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
Acts as consultant to referring physicians regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to the management of their patients.
Participates in regular staff meetings; works to establish her/himself as a team member, providing coverage for colleagues as necessary.
Provides genetic counseling in accordance w/applicable standards of professional care, e.g., compliance with GDB/AFP Program regulations.
Attends continuous education courses, meetings, and reviews medical literature. Stays current in GC field.
Demonstrates knowledge, competency skills and intervention techniques in GC clinical services.
Provides case management for complex genetic cases, including coordinating medical recommendations, testing, and ongoing counseling.
Contributes to quality/development of clinical services, participates in specialty sections, and coordinates specific services or specific projects.
Actively participates in outreach, education, and training activities.
Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge, competency skills and expertise in delivery of all GC clinical services.
Supervises/oversees other counselors, clinical programs or research projects, as needed.
Serves as mentor for new/inexperienced staff.
Coordinates and delivers educations & training.
Coordinates regional or national projects and/or committees, and may participate on projects and committees.
Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling.
Licenses & Certifications:
California Department of Public Health Genetic Counselor license.
Minimum of five (5) years experience in genetic counseling and competent in all genetic counselor core functions.
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrates refined analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.
Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.
Demonstrates organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Computer experience preferred.
Bilingual skills a plus.
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