The Genetic Counselor conducts patient/family interviews to obtain medical and family histories. Provides genetic counseling to individuals and their families. Assists in coordinating genetic testing. Helps to interpret genetic test results and communicate results to patients and families. Provides support to families and patients as needed through assessment of psychosocial needs. Assists with billing and insurance issues for the complexity of ordering genetic tests. In the pediatric service, the genetic counselor will assist Clinical Geneticist during clinic hours.
Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited training program with clinical experience obtained on rotation as an intern.
MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise, operates a 750-bed medical center in Charleston, South Carolina, which includes a nationally recognized Children’s Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of only 66 elite National Cancer Institute designated centers), a Level I Trauma Center and the Institute of Psychiatry. The c...omprehensive cardiac program at MUSC Children’s Heart Center has consistently been named one of the country’s top pediatric heart centers. In addition, there are more than 100 outreach clinics and telehealth sites (http://www.muschealth.org/about-us/).