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Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Genetic Counselor to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Bethesda, Maryland.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the organization and integration of pertinent medical, genetic, psychosocial and psychophysical information relative to a patient or a genetic problem. He/she will effectively communicate this information, including recurrence risk assessment and family planning options, to patients and their family members, as is indicated. He/she will provide initial psychosocial assessments of primary NIH patients and refer for continued care.
- Assist in clinical and translational research in the Branch, including performing reviews of relevant medical/scientific literature, organizing data, and writing manuscripts for publication.When appropriate, he/she may be asked to make formal presentations of this information at internal NIH conferences and/or at national/international scholarly meetings.
- Construct family pedigrees, contact family members, aid in obtaining genetic specimens, and facilitate proper clinical and research molecular testing.
- Participate in ongoing clinical quality control within the lab, making suggestions for how to best integrate and execute genetic services in NIH.
- Assist in conducting behavioral and genetic counseling research.
- Evaluate the potential impact of legislation, papers, reports, and other information on current and planned genetic counseling activities and recommends appropriate action.
- Brief officials on emerging genetic and
- Assist in the preparation and execution of relevant NIH research protocols.
- Reviews and presentations of data related to DIR/NIAID patient care and clinical research.This may include reviews of the current and past literature for specific topics related to patient care and research.