1. Obtains and assesses patient and family medical and psycho-social histories. 2. Prepares summary of patients' medical history for review. 3. Assesses information and refers cases to appropriate clinic or counselors. 4. Discusses results of diagnostic tests with higher level authority to determine direction of counseling plans. 5. Coordinates nationwide consultation services for patients and families involved in genetic counseling. 6. Develops genetic information material for distribution to potential patients and families. 7. Counsels and explains genetic services to patients and families. 8. Coordinates case review sessions for patients and families. 9. Ensures appropriate counseling support is developed and implemented for individuals and families. 10. Evaluates genetic counseling progress of individual or family and reports progress to higher authority. 11. Interprets genetic testing results and counseling assistance. 12. Develops written reports on family pedigree and profiles. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Required Skill/ability 5: Familiar with genetics research consent, clinical research, and project management.
Posting Position Title: Genetic Counselor 1
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 1
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 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.