A highly motivated ABGC eligible/certified genetic counselor (GC) is needed to join our Reproductive Genetics Team. The prenatal GC provides genetic consultation to providers requesting genetic testing and will provide direct counseling and risk assessment services to patients across UCLA Health. In some instances, the counselor may work in a multi-disciplinary manner with other UCLA Health providers. The GC in this position will also support the ATLAS return of results process working in collaboration with the Lab GC in the ATLAS Return of Result clinic.
In thins role, you will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and must be able to work with patients and staff who have diverse cultural backgrounds, life experiences, education levels, lifestyles, and socioeconomic statuses. Sensitivity and the ability to work with providers and patients confidentially and positively are essential.
*Will hire GC 1 or GC 2 based on experience
Master’s degree in genetic counseling from an accredited genetic counseling program
At least one year of experience in genetic counseling (post master's degree) preferred
Board eligible/certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
License or License-eligible from the state of California.
Knowledge of and ability to apply genetic counseling methods and techniques
Knowledge of health care systems, health insurance authorization processes, health information systems, and community resources
Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Ability to ensure that all recommended testing that is ordered is completed and that patients have been appropriately informed of the results in a timely manner
Ability to present relevant genetic information to individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds in an informed, compassionate manner and to help families obtain the medical and social services they may need
One year of experience in Health care or a closely related field as determined by institution is preferred but not required Knowledge of patient resource information (i.e. counseling, physician referrals, support groups, community resources)
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.