The Gynecology and Obstetrics Department is seeking a Genetic Counselor who will have primary job responsibilities include providing genetic counseling to patients referred for a wide variety of indications such as maternal age, abnormal screening results, abnormal ultrasound findings, family history concerns, pregnancy loss, teratogenic exposures and infertility.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Case preparation for the counseling session may include review of previous pertinent testing results, research regarding the condition of concern and arranging for appropriate testing.
The genetic counselor will coordinate testing, which may include prenatal diagnosis, aneuploidy screening, ultrasound and carrier screening.
A qualified candidate should have good case management skills.
Communication with maternal-fetal medicine physicians, other medical specialists, referring obstetric providers, various laboratories, and insurance companies is required.
Provide follow-up by contacting the patient and referring providers with test results, documentation of the counseling session and results of testing, and assisting with arrangements for additional consultations or testing.
Cases are presented in weekly conferences for management and student education.
Help in the development of clinic protocols.
Critical thinking and an independent work ethos can be rewarded with considerable autonomy in this work setting.
In addition to responsibilities related to direct patient care, the genetic counselors have opportunities for participation in education via the provision of lectures to various student groups, other medical providers, and lay groups.
Additional teaching responsibilities include supervision of genetic counseling graduate students, fellows/residents in maternal-fetal medicine and medical genetics, and medical students and gynecology/obstetrics residents on elective rotations.
Collaboration in clinical research is encouraged.
Opportunities exist for interaction with over 25 additional counselors in other departments at this large, academic medical center.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree from a graduate program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).
Must seek certification as a genetic counselor from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) within two years of hire date.
Must maintain certification by completion of the required CEUs for the period prescribed by the Board.
Classified Title: Genetic Counselor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: Fetal Therapy Program Personnel area: School of Medicine
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