Location: New Haven, Connecticut
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:
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling.Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling.Required Skill/ability 5:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.Posting Position Title:
Genetic Counselor 1Required Skill/ability 3:
Familiarity with genomic data, tools and databases, and additional online resources.Work Week:
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) University Job Title:
Genetic CounselorRequired Skill/ability 1:
Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human and medical genetics and genomics.Required Skill/ability 4:
Demonstrated independence and problem-solving ability. Attention to detail with excellent organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills, highly collaborative and ability to work well on a team.
Master's Degree in Genetics or a related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education.