The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive genetic counseling services for pediatric clinics. Provide teaching and supervision services as needed for pediatric residents and genetic counseling students rotating through the division. Coordinate special projects, programs and or/ clinics within assigned services. Participate in the development of new programs and their implementation.
Provides comprehensive genetic counseling for pediatric patients and families
Obtains and reviews medical records and family histories
Performs literature research and reviews.
Communicates with referring health professionals
Provides case management and follow-up referrals for clinical patients
Writes or dictates genetic consultation summaries and reports.
Provides resource information about genetics and genetic services to community and other health professionals.
Provides teaching to residents and genetic counseling students and other health professionals.
Provides genetic counseling services to patients in the Craniofacial multidisciplinary clinic.
Provides genetic counseling services to patients in the Skeletal Dysplasia multidisciplinary clinic.
Maintains and develops the knowledge, skills, and ability to provide age- appropriate and effective care; communication skills to interpret age specific responses to treatment; growth and development knowledge to communicate with and interpret child’s response. Provides age specific care to neonates, infants, children and adolescents.
Continue to develop professional education and updates skills regularly.
Participates in conferences, departmental, and clinical case conferences as indicated.
Maintains accurate documentation records
Complies with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, customer service, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Recognize emotional needs relating to actual or pending diagnosis and helps individual and families with support, as necessary.
Contributes to updating of resources files, including information on advances in genetic testing
Maximizes quality of services to non- English speaking patients either through expanding the counselor’s skills or arranging for translation services.
Identifies staff development needs. Participates in development of forums/policies to address these needs.
Other tasks as needed.
Internal Number: 14899
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