Under direction of the Division Chief and the senior genetic counselor, the Genetic Counselor will coordinate the UCLA Peds/Adult Genetics Clinic and in addition to attending the craniofacial clinic. In this role, your duties include:
Provide genetic counseling to patients (inpatient and outpatient) and families in the Peds/Adult Genetics Clinic, Craniofacial clinic
Coordinate all aspects of clinical genetic testing and serve as clinical liaison to patients and providers seeking services in these clinics.
Other duties include lecture to professionals and public on genetic counseling, genetic disease and genomic medicine.
Support the ATLAS return of results process working closely with the Lab GC in the ATLAS Return of Result clinic.
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Board eligible/certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
License or License-eligible from the state of California.
Professional and current knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practices of genetics
Knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling, including risk perception, support mechanisms, defense and coping mechanisms, relationships and decision making processes.
Ability to perform medical/research literature searches using worldwide databases, such as PUBMED, OMIM and GENEREVIEW
Ability to read, understand and interpret research studies found in medical literature as related to clinical and research practices.
Ability to demonstrate independent knowledge-seeking behavior.
Ability to identify, evaluate and administer appropriate educational materials in order for patients to understand complex genetic information
Skills in interacting with individuals from a broad range of socioeconomic, educational, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, research personnel and investigators.
Ability to effectively communicate solutions and clarifications of concerns, problems and quandaries to the respective parties involved.
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.