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Genetic Counselor

Apply Job ID 9556149 Date posted 10/05/2018

Essential Job functions :

  • Create, develop and implement specialized clinical practice in the specific area of clinical genetics.
  • Work independently and function as part of a medical genetics team under the supervision of a medical geneticist.
  • Gather and review pertinent medical records and preparation for clinic visit.
  • Take a family pedigree and medical history and interpretation of same.
  • Participate in clinical evaluation of patient.
  • Provide information about the medical genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns, and risk of occurrence and reoccurrence.
  • Provide information about available reproductive options and prenatal diagnosis where appropriate.
  • Prepare case summaries and genetic counseling letter.
  • Coordinate scheduling of appointments for general, specialty and outreach genetics clinics.
  • Train and supervise graduate genetic counseling students in their clinical experiences.
  • Advise and consult with local and national lay organizations and community support groups through participation on boards, advisory councils and national meetings.
  • Conduct research in the field of genetic counseling.
  • Other job duties as required
Will consider filling this position Full Time, Part Time or Per Diem


Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

  • Master's degree required.
  • 2-4 years experience required.
  • American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) certification required.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong Psychological Counseling Skills required.
  • Strong Multi - tasking, organizing & priority setting skills required.
  • Ability to work in a complex, emotional and stressful environment required.
  • Experience with Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail) preferred.
  • Experience with Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment.

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