Provides counseling to patients and families about various topics related to genetic disorders (i.e., risks and limitations of diagnostic techniques, medical and psychological problems associated With disorders, effectiveness of treatment, risk of occurrence and recurrence). * Provides prenatal genetic counseling as requested by medical staff in the OB/GYN department. Remains available during amniocentesis consultation as needed. * Provides counseling about reproductive losses and hospital consultation as needed. * Provides consultation regarding teratogenicity due to exposure to a variety of medications, drugs and/or environmental agents and about carrier testing and/or molecular genetic testing. * Provides follow-up counseling and maintains clinical caseload. * Interviews patients and families to obtain relevant genetic, medical and psychological information. Evaluates data supplied to determine proper plan of diagnostic treatment. * Demonstrates positive behaviors toward patients, families, physicians, and all co-workers. Responds to customers of all age groups in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner while maintaining confidentiality. Promotes mutual respect and professionalism. Partners with team members to meet the needs of the patient. * Participates in the hospital’s performance improvement process to continuously improve the quality of patient care and service delivery. Refers patients to physicians, therapists, or appropriate others for future counseling or treatment. * Supplies information to patients regarding reproductive alternatives to be considered in the event of genetic disorders (i.e., contraception, therapeutic abortion, adoption, and artificial insemination). * Communicates information about methods used to determine carrier state, in order to arrange for testing of other family members when appropriate. * Assists geneticist with pediatric genetic consultation and discusses all cases with consulting geneticist and the private M.D. as needed. * Completes reports in AS system to generate appropriate charges. * Prepares and maintains current case records for each patient noting the nature of medical and social problems and makes summaries related to patients’ progress. * Conducts research to obtain information relevant to the case. * Provides inservice meetings to hospital nursing staff, medical staff, and parents. * Enhances personal growth and development through participation in educational programs, inservice meetings, workshops, lectures, self-studies, genetic conferences, etc. * Focuses on situations, issues, facts and not on person. * Demonstrates knowledge and maintains confidentiality of all hospital information related to hospital matters from unauthorized release. * Seeks and accepts education to learn new skill(s) and maintains current competencies. * Performs service and department specific functions as identified by the competency/skills checklist. * Understands and supports Valley Hospital’s mission statement, vision and values and guiding principles. * Demonstrates positive behaviors toward patients, families, physicians, and all co-workers. Promotes mutual respect and professionalism. Uses proper phone etiquette. * Committed to participate and actively supports the Hospital’s quality improvement process in an effort to continuously improve the quality of patient care using quality indicator guidelines. * Dresses in uniform or conservative normal business attire in accordance with hospital dress code. Maintains a neat, clean, and professional appearance. Wears identification badge. * Adheres to the Hospital’s smoke free environment policy. * Observes the Hospital’s policy on telephone usage. * Operates equipment in a safe manner. * Adheres to Hospital policies and procedures which comply with OSHA standards (i.e., Hospital Fire & Safety, Infection Control, etc.). * Understands department’s role in the event a disaster is declared in the local area. * Strives to be a positive member of the institution and looks for opportunities to make positive Statements about the department and the Hospital. * Maintains a clean and safe working environment. * Performs other duties as required and/or requested based on the needs of the patient, department and organization.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Hospital environment. May have exposure to agitated, delirious, confused patients and/or family members exhibiting aggressive displays of threatening and/or violent behavior. HAZARDS:
QUALIFICATIONS: Computer skills – Hewlett Packard (Critical Care Only) Meditech – Appropriate to Dept./Unit/Area Establish proficiency in AS OBGYN Software * Education – Master’s degree in genetic counseling. * Experience: At least two (2) years clinical in the field. * Special Skills/licensure/certification: Good written and oral communication skills. * Current CPR certification.
Additional Salary Information: Depends on experience
The Valley Hospital is a fully accredited, acute care, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 440,000 people in 32 towns in Bergen County and adjoining communities.The hospital is located at: 223 N. Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. The main number is 201-447-8000. For more information on our physicians and services, call 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391).As a not-for-profit hospital, Valley ...is committed to giving back to the community. Valley serves the community by providing thousands of hours of healthcare education and screenings, support groups and classes to assist those in need, and care to all those who come through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. The Valley Hospital is proud of its history of quality patient care and community service, and looks forward to serving you and your family in the future.Valley's current licensed capacity is 451 beds. In 2016, 46,717 individuals were admitted to Valley, 73,133 people were treated in the Emergency Department and 3,366 babies were born.Valley has been recognized nine consecutive times for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program. This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by The Valley Hospital to provide an outstanding patient experience. Valley was the first hospital in the tri-state area to be awarded this distinction. In addition, Valley was designated a Magnet facility for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2003, and was re-designated in 2008 and 2013. Magnet designation is the nursing profession's highest honor.Known throughout northern New Jersey for its medical and technical excellence, Valley is a leader in the field of cardiology services. As an affiliate of The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, Valley's cardiac physicians collaborate with the experts at Cleveland Clinic to share knowledge, expertise and best practices. Our cardiovascular services include a full range of diagnostic and interventional cardiac services, including cardiac surgery, coronary angioplasty, electrophysiology studies and structural heart procedures.A certified Comprehensive Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons, Valley is widely known for its excellence in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, radiation oncology, chemotherapy and infusion, GYN oncology, prostate cancer care, and other clinical and support services. In late 2015, Valley partnered with Mount Sinai Health System to further enhance patient care. This alliance enables Valley to expand patients' access to clinical trials; collaborate with Mount Sinai's renowned oncology experts; enhance existing programs; and more.The hospital is also known for its maternity services at The Center for Childbirth, where approximately 3,000 babies are welcomed into the world each year. The Center features a state of New Jersey-designated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is directed by four full-time neonatologists.Other innovations include an Embryology Laboratory at The Valley Hospital Fertility Center, a service affiliated with New York University School of Medicine; a state-of-the-art Critical Care Service; a comprehensive Breast Center; a chronic dialysis program; and the establishment of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit as part of a newly renovated Pediatrics Unit.The Robert and Audrey Luckow Pavilion is a three-story, 128,000-square-foot satellite facility of The Valley Hospital located in Paramus (behind The Fashion Center). The Luckow Pavilion is home to The Daniel and Gloria Blumenthal Cancer Center and the George R. Jaqua Same Day Services Center. Click here for more information.Valley is also known for its active and longstanding Same-Day Services program. More than one third of Valley’s annual admissions are for Same-Day Services, and more than half of the surgeries performed at Valley are performed on a same-day basis.The hospital’s mission is to deliver high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare through the efforts of its greatest asset—the more than 1,100 physicians, 3,700 employees and 3,000 volunteers who constitute The Valley Hospital. Please click here to learn about how Valley partners with its patients to make health care safer.The Valley Hospital Mission StatementThe Valley Hospital serves the community by engaging our patients and families in care, while providing healing and comfort and teaching good health.The Valley Hospital is distinguished by a commitment to:• Excellence in clinical and patient and family centered care• Innovation in programs and technology• Providing a compassionate and respectful environmentWe are here to SERVE the patient.The Valley Hospital Vision StatementThe Valley Hospital will be the hospital of choice for patients and their families, doctors, employees and community volunteers.We will remain committed to excellence in clinical care and patient and family centered care; responsiveness to community needs; and investment in our people, programs, services, facilities and technology.We will provide superior service by collaborating with patients, their families, our doctors and each other.Values of The Valley HospitalServiceWe are privileged to collaborate with and serve our patients, their families, our community and each other.ExcellenceWe maintain the highest standards of care at all times.RespectWe treat everyone with dignity and sensitivity.ValueWe provide high-quality patient and family centered healthcare services efficiently and effectively to all.EthicsWe are honest and fair in all we say and do.Valley Health System Mission StatementValley Health System exists to provide healthcare services that meet the changing needs of the region and to promote all aspects of good health in our communities. The people of Valley Health System are committed to quality and respect for the individual.Valley Health System Vision StatementValley Health System will be the health system of choice for patients and their families, doctors, employees and community volunteers.We will remain committed to excellence in clinical care and patient and family centered care; responsiveness to community needs; and investment in our people, programs and services, physical facilities and technology.We will provide superior service by collaborating with patients, their families, our doctors and each other.Values of Valley Health SystemServiceWe are privileged to collaborate with and serve our patients, their families, our community and each other.ExcellenceWe maintain the highest standards of care at all times.RespectWe treat everyone with dignity and sensitivity.ValueWe provide high-quality patient and family centered healthcare services efficiently and effectively to all.EthicsWe are honest and fair in all we say and do.Valley Health System Values StatementOur commitment to Safety for all is at the heart of our core values, Service, Excellence, Respect, Values and Ethics. The Safety of every member of the Valley family, our patients and all those we touch in the communities we serve, guides all we do and say.