Genetics Counselor, Part Time, Days (Benefits-Eligible)
December 20, 2017
Pennington, New Jersey
Part Time - Experienced
Capital Health is the region's leader in advanced medicine with significant investments in advanced technologies and the best physicians. Comprising its two hospitals (Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and the Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell) and the Capital Health - Hamilton outpatient facility, Capital Health is a growing healthcare organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Capital Health has also received Magnet® status for the fourth consecutive time in recognition of its quality patient care, innovations in professional nursing practice, and nursing excellence. Only 29 organizations in the country have received Magnet status four times and five of those organizations are in New Jersey. In addition, our nursing team received special recognition for excellence in stroke and outpatient emergency care.
• Obtains and analyzes personal and family medical histories. Interprets the medical and family histories for the patient. Advocates for patients requiring specialized genetic testing, and makes referrals to other specialists as needed. Documents accurately all patient care activities as per CH documentation standards. • Teaches the patient about the risk of occurrence, recurrence and natural history of genetic conditions or genetic predisposition risk factors. • Exercises discretion and judgment when deciding which diagnostic tests, screening tests and risk-reducing therapies are appropriate for consideration by the patient. Interprets laboratory results for the patient. Educates the patient about the available choices regarding diagnostic and screening genetic tests, risk reduction and reproduction. Discusses risks, benefits and limitations of each. • Explores with patient feelings and reactions to the various tests, risk reduction and reproductive choices. Enables and supports the patient in making informed decisions that are in alignment with patient's own desires, values and spirituality. • Provides bereavement support for patients according to needs of the individual. • Communicates the outcome of the genetic counseling session with the patient's healthcare providers via summary correspondence or phone. • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in providing patient care. Presents cases in interdisciplinary case conferences, and incorporates feedback in patient care to maximize patient outcomes. • Communicates with referring healthcare providers to ensure continuity of patient care. • Demonstrates excellent leadership skills in problem solving and team collaboration. Adapts to the changing demands of the workplace, and assumes a leadership role in supporting co-workers’ adaptation to change. • Participates in performance improvement activities. • Works collaboratively with supervisors by performing other duties as requested. • Participates in continuing education and maintains board certification via American Board of Genetic Counselors. • Accesses genetic resources from around the United States and the world. • Supervises genetic counseling graduate students during clinical rotations at CH.
Requirements: • Master's degree in genetic counseling. Graduate of an accredited genetics counseling program. • Three or more years of clinical genetics counseling experience in prenatal or cancer. • AHA BLS - Healthcare Provider. • Able to provide individual and large group teaching. • Excellent verbal and communication skills and strong presentation skills. • Successful completion of clinical rotations in an accredited genetics counseling training program. • Intermediate computer skills.
• Competitive salaries • Tuition reimbursement • Low employee expense for medical and dental insurance • 403(b) Savings and Retirement Program
Easy commute from PA and major NJ routes.
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