Job Summary The Genetic Counselor I will be a split position between Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) in the Division of Genetics and Genomics for 50%, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in the Movement Disorders and Epilepsy Divisions for the other 50%. ***
BCH job responsibilities: Primarily clinical genetic counseling in a general pediatric genetics clinic, with the possibility for genetics related research study activities in accordance with the Genetic Counselors' Scope of Practice. Provide genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for specific hereditary disorders. Obtain information necessary for confirmation of diagnosis and interpret family history and clinical/genetic information to determine degree of risk to other family members. Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for specific hereditary disorders. Interprets family history, clinical and genetic findings to predict risk to patient. Obtains and reviews medical, developmental, and family history information as part of diagnostic team. Ascertains needs and agendas of patients/ families.
Responds to inquiries related to diagnostic evaluations, hereditary risks, genetic testing, and pregnancy exposures. Participates in communication process and educating families. Provides documentation of evaluation for families, referring physicians, medical record.
Develops and participates in genetics education programs for physicians, other health professionals, and lay populations. Trains, supervises, and evaluates graduate-level counseling students.
Collaborates in developing written documents and web-based materials for a variety of purposes including journal publications and conference presentations.
BWH job responsibilities: Participates in diagnostic evaluations in the Movement Disorders and Epilepsy Clinics at BWH and other BWH clinical programs as needed. Obtains and analyzes family history, reviews clinical information on patients, performs research as necessary, and coordinates diagnostic testing. Reviews information with physicians, provides documentation of conclusions, and follows-up on outstanding laboratory data, including ensuring results have been communicated to patients. Principle Duties and Responsibilities
Provides genetic counseling services through BWH clinics as well as other clinical programs in the Mass General Brigham system as needed. Interprets family history, clinical findings and laboratory data to provide counseling for individuals or families at risk for specific hereditary disorders.
Participates in analysis of genomic data from patients evaluated in clinic under supervision of Clinical Chief.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.