The Hemophilia Center and the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics have an immediate collaborative opening for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Clinical Genetic Counselor. The selected candidate will be actively involved in the expansion of genetic counseling services in blood disorders, cancer, pediatric, adult and family care. The counselor will participate in overall coordination of care for individuals with genetic backgrounds which pose potential risks to their children in terms of hereditary disease or maternal conditions that increase the risk for birth anomalies including intake, assessment, counseling, test coordination, and follow-up as part of an integrated team approach with our physicians and other genetic counseling professionals. In addition to direct patient care, our clinical genetic counselors serve a primary role in education to medical trainees, genetic counseling students and other health care providers. Participation in research and publication is also encouraged.
Obtains accurate personal and family history and interprets the data obtained in terms of genetic risks to other family members and whether these conditions are detectable through various tests.
Assesses patients’ physical and emotional needs to plan for appropriate subsequent care.
Provides professional counseling services to assist patients and families in understanding genetic disorders/birth anomalies.
Responds to telephone inquiries regarding genetic topics from a wide range of callers including health care providers, existing and potential patients, and others in the community.
Works to develop tele-genetics and video-genetics counseling services in collaboration with other OHSU tele- and video-based consulting services.
Acts as regional resource to other federally-supported Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the Mountain States Hemophilia Network.
Documents in and updates the medical records. Works as part of the healthcare team, collaborating with a broad range of individuals including the patient, referring provider, outside agencies, and OHSU physicians and staff.
Participates in and attends patient conferences, team meetings, inservices and continuing education events which are relevant to the position and keeps current on advances in the field of genetics.
Monitors information resulting from test results and agency referrals and reviews case for further evaluation to assure continuity of patient care and education of patient/family regarding the diagnosis.
Work in partnership with research investigators on study design and execution, including collection and reporting of genetic markers of disease.
Maintain a working knowledge of FDA, DHHS and other agency guidelines that govern clinical research.
The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the University’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.
Apply online by visiting www.ohsujobs.com, refer to recruitment IRC63230. The application documents should include the following:
statement of clinical, teaching, and possible research interests
three letters of reference
Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Susan Hayflick, M.D., Chair, c/o Shawna Rinne; e-mail: email@example.com.
Master's or equivalent degree from an accredited training program in Genetic Counseling
Three to five years post-graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor with demonstrated experience in a genetics clinic setting
Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and/or the American College of Medical Genetics
Experience with genetic counseling billing codes and EPIC EMR system
Experience in genetic counseling for those affected by bleeding and clotting disorders
Internal Number: IRC63230
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