The Genetic Counselor works in consultation with the physicians within the Section of Medical Genetics or referring physicians to plan, develop, and implement clinical practice and research in the area of clinical human genetics. The Genetic Counselor's primary responsibility is providing counseling to children, families and adults in the area of clinical human genetics. The Genetic Counselor conducts and extracts information from literature reviews to assist in developing a diagnostic plan or workup. The Genetic Counselor analyzes and interprets information obtained from the patient, medical records, and current available resource information. This involves the assessment of patient pedigrees, a review of medical, physical, and psychosocial status, dysmorphology assessments, interpreting genetic laboratory and diagnostic tests. The Genetic Counselor serves as a resource of information for referring physicians. The Genetic Counselor provides comprehensive teaching of patient or families regarding the etiology, inheritance, incidence/carrier risks, genetic testing, test results and their implications for the individual and family members. The Genetic Counselor provides crisis and grief counseling when needed and makes appropriate referrals. The Genetic Counselor is responsible for developing and implementing educational programs for the public, community physicians as well as interdisciplinary staff at UH. The Genetic Counselor has a role in case management as they assist in making referrals to sub specialists, community services, resources and identifying financial coverage and authorization of services based upon individual patient needs. The Genetic Counselor's interventions involve a disciplined application of professional knowledge related to genetic technologies, theories and resources for a broad range of problems. This position provides Genetic Counseling at a specialized level of practice.
Master's degree conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required. American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification and experience in pediatrics preferred. Salary/title level commensurate with qualifications.
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