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This job assumes responsibility for providing medical/clinical genetic counseling services to individuals and families with a known or suspected inherited condition. Provides individualized information and supportive counseling, coordinates genetic testing, evaluates and determines the needs of the individual and families, and works with the Physician to make appropriate referrals based on the evaluations.
Conducts thorough medical history, including detailed family histories.
Collects and reviews all lab data and medical records of patient to establish patient’s current health status.
Utilizes clinical skills and knowledge in the assessment of health status.
Gathers and integrates patient data to assist in the development of an individualized plan of care, utilizing appropriate reference material.
Coordinates handling of patient specimens with appropriate laboratory standards.
Maintains knowledge of growth and development.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Required - Master’s degree from an accredited training program in Genetic Counseling
Required - None.
Preferred- Post graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor.
Required - Eligible for Board Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and/or the American Board of Medical Genetics; Board Certification required within two years of hire.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
Good interpersonal skills
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Internal Number: 00034859
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees, over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies.