Under minimal guidance, works as a member of a health care team, providing genetics counseling, screening services, community outreach programs, consultative services, and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions.
Takes family histories, summarizes cases, explains genetic testing procedures and results, and provides general genetics counseling. Identifies families at risk, investigates the problem present in the family, interprets information about the disorder, analyzes inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence, and reviews available options with the family.
Reviews implications with the patient and provides crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions. Serves as a patient advocate and refers individuals and families to community or state support services. Serves as an educator and resource for other health care professionals and for the general public.
May engage in research activities related to the field of medical genetics and genetic counseling.
Performs other related work as needed.
A Masterâ™s degree in Genetic Counseling or directly equivalent discipline.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of Genetics.
Licenses and Certifications:
American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABCG) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) board certification or board eligibility.
Ability to work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Ability to work skillfully with a diverse population.
Eligible for hybrid work based on business needs and the demands of specific tasks. Working from the office is encouraged for tasks that require a high degree of collaboration.
Direct patient contact and clinical care setting.
Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
Exposure to infectious material.
Ships hazardous material.
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