Responsible to provide genetic counseling services to patients referred to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to include reviewing family histories, identifying genetic and environmental risk factors, discussing risks, benefits, and limitations of genetic testing when appropriate, coordinating clinical and/or research-based testing, disclosing test results, as well as discussing options to manage any increased risks.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Perform a thorough review of patient/family history
-Identify genetic testing options
-Coordinate both clinical and research-based genetic testing
-Communicate test results to patients
-Discuss management strategy to address identified risk(s)
-Facilitate continuity of care by making referrals as appropriate
-Document patient care by creating and maintaining detailed consultation reports
-Participate in the education of students, residents, fellows and the lay community about clinical genetics
-Collect medical records Draw family pedigrees
-Obtain insurance authorization for genetic counseling/testing as needed
-Perform other duties as assigned
Graduation from a Master's level program in genetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). Board certified or Board eligible with certification obtained within one year. Commonwealth of PA genetic counseling license or provisional license prior to the start of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Deep and broad knowledge of genetics required. Ability to translate and communicate complex information in a simple, relevant way for a broad range of audiences required. Ability to dissect and analyze complex problems required. In-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery required.
Interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and self-awareness preferred. Research skills / self-education preferred.
Internal Number: 9055
About Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine and The Children's Hospital at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are committed to enhancing the quality of life through improved health, the professional preparation of those who will serve the health needs of others, and the discovery of knowledge that will benefit all. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 551-bed Level I regional trauma center. As Central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center and home to the Children’s Hospital at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, we are looked to as a resource for the most complex adult and pediatric cases. We have earned ANCC Magnet Recognition, which confirms our commitment to provide a professional environment that supports staff development and quality patient care.
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