Responsible for assessing patient and/or family risk for a variety of prenatal and neonatal inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects, providing information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions and advising patients and families to support informed decision making for those at risk. May help conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Elicits individual and family histories and information regarding the psychological and socioeconomic status of the family.
Reviews with the family and clinical geneticist the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planned.
Transmits pertinent information about genetic risks and mechanism.
Assists the family in assimilating the genetic information and adjusting to its implications.
Implements the treatment plan and makes appropriate referrals to medical, nursing, social work and psychological services.
Provides follow-up support to patients and their families.
Summarizes findings for patients and referring physicians.
Participates in the education of parents, community groups, physicians, medical professionals, agencies, staff and students regarding human genetics.
Facilitates provision of services, including intake and clinic organization.
Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing clinical investigations in genetics.
Working knowledge of computers.
Verbal and writing ability with organizational and interpersonal skills.
Competent in interviewing and counseling techniques to elicit from patients or family the information necessary to reach appropriate conclusion.
Knowledge of genetic and mathematics principles to understand the limitations, interpretations, and significance of specialized laboratory and genetic procedures.
Ability to anticipate areas of difficulty and conflict, to help families and individuals recognize and cope with their emotional and psychological needs; and to recognize situations requiring referral and to transmit pertinent information effectively.
Masterâ™s degree from an accredited genetic counseling program.
REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Must be board certified in genetic counseling by either the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or eligible to obtain certification within a year of graduation.
$59,300.00 - $92,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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