Certified Genetic Counselor San Francisco Perinatal Full Time
April 24, 2018
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Experienced
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is a not for profit corporation that exists to provide medical services, research and education. The foundation provides the infrastructure for the delivery of physician services, and contracts with a separate corporation comprised of physicians and other care providers to deliver the clinical services. This multi-specialty foundation will provide a platform from which new physicians can be recruited to continue to provide physician services in a nonprofit, community setting. The Foundation's vision is to create a medical group that will deliver high quality, market competitive medical services.
Under the general supervision of the supervisor, this position is responsible for providing genetic counseling in a state-approved prenatal diagnosis center to all assigned clients, including those referred by the California Expanded AFP Screening Program and those who are California Children’s Services clients.
• Provides genetic counseling services to all assigned prenatal and specialty clinic patients on a daily basis including: risk assessment (pregnancy, family and medical history, as well as patient education (procedures, laboratory tests, risks and benefits). • Provides case management for assigned patients on a daily basis: reporting of normal and abnormal results, and generating consultation letters. • Coordinates sending of specimens to outside laboratories. • Assists in the identification and reporting of barriers to program effectiveness and works with clinical staff to provide solutions. • Provides follow-up counseling as needed in person or by telephone. • Researches additional risks and communicates information to patients. • Identifies insurance or billing problems and communicates with insurance coordinator regarding their resolution. • Generates telephone calls and reports on California Prenatal Screening program patients. • Interfaces with clients and co-workers in culturally appropriate manner. • Develops patient education materials. • Develops counseling policy and procedures. • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and in-services.
Education, Licensures, and Certifications: • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling required. • Board certification or eligibility in genetic counseling by either the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling preferred.
Experience: • 1-4 years, GENETIC COUNSELOR I, 5-14 years, GENETIC COUNSELOR II,15+ years, GENETIC COUNSELOR III preferred.
Knowledge: • Understanding of clinical applications and standards necessary to provide comprehensive, current genetic services and counseling. • Familiar with input and data retrieval on computer database. • Good communication and interpersonal skills, good writing ability. • Knowledge and experience in the area of teamwork with health professionals. • Bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese preferred.