At Kellogg, our purpose is to improve lives through curing, treating and preventing eye disease. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, integrity, innovation and inclusivity. Together, we use our purpose and guiding principles to align ourselves both as individuals and as an organization to achieve our vision of improving lives around the world by enhancing vision in others. We are a seeking individuals who wish to enhance the strength and capability of our workforce to help us become even better at the work we currently do.
The genetic counselor at the Kellogg Eye Center will provide specialized genetic counseling services for adult and pediatric patients with inherited eye disease.
Collect and evaluate patient medical history, construct a pedigree using appropriate nomenclature.
Analyze and interpret genetic test results with the ophthalmologist
Provide psychosocial assessment and counseling.
Appropriately document all clinical encounters.
Perform comprehensive genetic risk assessment, explain natural history of diagnosis, explain relevant genetic factors, explain available testing and facilitate testing.
Perform case preparation and follow-up.
Effectively triage new referrals.
Recognize and address key clinical factors that suggest genetic risk beyond chief complaint.
Serve as content expert for referring providers.
Work with genetic counseling students, medical students, residents and fellows
Master?s degree in genetic counseling or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Certification as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling is required
Considerable knowledge of medical terminology
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Ability to exercise good judgment and work independently or as a member of our team
Excellent computer skills
Effective time management skills, attention to detail and ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential paperwork
Evidence of qualifications is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations, and/or personal interview
The ability to think and function independently within the scope of his/her responsibilities and communicate effectively with a variety of physicians is important.
This position requires primary source verification.
Previous experience training in ophthalmology/ophthalmic genetics is desired, but not required.
Reasonable experience in genetic counseling and health care clinics is desirable
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