This position primarily provides genetic counseling to patients with various indications, including ultrasound abnormalities, genetic disease in the family history, advanced maternal age, and screening consultations; some preconception and infertility counseling is part of this practice. The genetic counselor provides education to the patient and their referring provider regarding risk assessment and possible outcomes, current testing options, and detailed information in the rapidly progressing field of genetics.
This position will work collaboratively with the team of genetic counselors based at Intermountain Medical Center, with direct support of the Utah Valley Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine practice for three days per week. The remaining two days per week will be providing telegenetic services to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Adequate administrative time and support will be developed within this schedule.
This position will be based at Intermountain Medical Center, with the candidate traveling three days per week to support the Utah Valley Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine practice; mileage and travel time will be compensated. The remaining two days per week will be at Intermountain Medical Center providing telegenetic services to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Adequate administrative time and support will be developed within this schedule.
Essential Job Duties
Utilizes specific detailed knowledge of genetics and acts as a consultant with applicable patient care specialists, and referring care providers in providing professional options for the development of a collaborative plan of care.
Completes interview history and counsels patients referred for genetic testing, and other circumstances.
Obtains medical records, prepares family pedigrees; utilizes medical literature in the analysis of genetic disorders related to individualized patient care.
Provides individualized patient and family education emotional support, and counseling including analysis of options for current diagnostic testing, care and intervention, and future ramifications for self, family, or offspring.
Maintains contact with patients while waiting for diagnostic results, when results are received, and as appropriate for support.
Documents and records contact with patient, ancillary services, communications, and counseling by complete and appropriate documentation.
Completes documentation to support billing requirements and completes charge sheet at each patient visit in order to facilitate timely billing.
Coordinates and presents reviews of appropriate cases of care to peers, residents, students, and colleagues.
Communicates clearly and directly in oral and written form to providers and patients.
Participates in peer review by providing and receiving objective and constructive feedback with peers.
Salary: Based on experience
Full time, 40 hours per week
Master of Science degree in genetic counseling, or current enrollment in a program with anticipated graduation in Spring 2017. Degree must be obtained through an accredited institution. Education is verified.
Licensure for practice as a Genetic Counselor in the state of practice.
Broad knowledge base of current developments in treating, diagnosing, and counseling in genetics.
Ability to research and review scientific literature and publications.
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
Certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
All positions subject to close without notice. 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.
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, with 22 hospitals, a broad range of clinics and services, about 1,400 employed primary care and secondary care physicians at more than 185 clinics in the Intermountain Medical Group, and health insurance plans from SelectHealth.