Counsels patients and families about genetic diseases, genetic testing procedures, and test results; works in association with the medical director and other clinicians regarding the information discussed with patients. Provides access to resources for medical interventions, grief counseling, and supportive follow-up as needed.
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Education: Master's degree in genetic counseling or related field required.
Experience: One year of cancer genetic counseling experience preferred.
Licensure/certification/registration: Board certified or eligible for genetic counseling required. American Board of Genetic Counseling OR the American Board of Medical Genetics required.
Additional skills required: Possess sufficient knowledge to interpret and discuss genetic test procedures, results and genetic diseases in terms understandable by patients. Possess management skills to accept responsibility and make decisions. Promote and maintain compatible working relationships among personnel in the section. Communicate well with other health care professionals, patients, and families. Effective communication skills are listening, writing, talking, and reading. Ability to maintain patience and confidentiality. Ability to work efficiently and accurately. Ability to organize and plan work.