Genetic Counselor, Pediatrics, Full Time, Master's Required
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
December 21, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
Nemours is seeking Genetic Counselors to join our team in the Division of Medical Genetics at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC's Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. We recently completed a multi-phase hospital expansion that includes new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
We are seeking two Genetic Counselors to join our team of three Geneticists, four Genetic Counselors, Genetic Counseling Assistant, APN and PA in our Division of Medical Genetics.
Clinical ladder for professional recognition and advancement
Sign-on bonus will be considered for right candidate
Provides direct patient care services regarding expertise in clinical genetic counseling and communication with patients in accordance with professional ethics and values.
Genetic counseling services include obtaining and interpreting pertinent personal and family history, participating in the clinical diagnostic process, acting as a patient and family liaison, and serving as an educator and resource for patients and their families, in-house staff, other health care professionals and the general public.
Coordinates appropriate genetic testing, discusses and obtains informed consent for genetic testing, interprets and reports test results, and provides access to follow-up referrals, resources and support as appropriate.
May also participate in the development and execution of clinical research studies, manuscript/abstract preparation and scientific presentations.
Provides current and accurate information available regarding genetic testing, informed consent, results interpretation and recommendations.
Participates fully in the clinical genetics evaluation and documentation of physical exam under the supervision of the clinical geneticist in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Provides clinical care to patients, especially with regards to obtaining complete histories, reviewing past medical records, preparing cases, family history assessment and coordination of diagnostic testing and follow-up for individuals referred for genetic indications.
Provides appropriate risk assessment, genetic counseling and resource identification based on family history and genetic testing/evaluation.
Coordinates necessary evaluations, diagnostic tests and referrals to other specialists.
Follows up with patients as necessary regarding the disclosure and clear explanation of test results, recommendations and psychosocial support in person, by phone or via electronic communication.
Communicates with appropriate medical staff for purposes of consultation, referral and coordination of patient care.
Ensures complete and accurate documentation related to genetic information and genetic counseling in the medical record.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge regarding clinical genetics by attending educational and scientific conferences and participating in continuing education regularly.
Compilation and assessment of comprehensive and accurate patient medical histories, family histories and relevant psychosocial issues.
Master's degree from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling-accredited program and be either board-certified or have active candidate status at the time of hire.
Well-developed clinical research skills for case review and research.
Clinically appropriate counseling and psychosocial intervention skills.
Advanced knowledge of clinical genetic diagnostics and applications.
Efficient case management and medical documentation skills
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
About Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Nemours is a nonprofit pediatric health system dedicated to:
*life-changing medical care and research.
*helping kids grow up healthy.
*advocating for kids nationally.
*training tomorrow’s pediatric experts.