The Genetic Counselor coordinates patient care, education and follow up for the department of OB/GYN. Primarily the Genetic Counselor counsels patients who are at risk for various genetic disorders and congenital anomalies; obtains family history and pertinent medical records; reviews available testing options including genetic lab work and diagnostic procedures; provides emotional support to the patient and family as needed; maintains contact with patients during waiting periods for test results; works closely with physicians to determine which patients require extensive counseling or specialty referrals; obtains results from laboratories, informs patients of results and counsels appropriately; maintains records of all patient contact, including those patients who decide against testing; communicates by telephone, electronic medical record, and letter with referring physicians; and delivers patient care individualized relative to age/developmental, psycho-socio-cultural patient treatment needs. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in genetic counseling or equivalent and at least two years of related experience along with licensure from the state of PA as a genetic counselor, and board eligible or certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patients.
Ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS office.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal communication and organization skills.
This position requires a background check.
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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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