Position Summary The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine/ New York Presbyterian seeks a dedicated and goal- oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills to expand the prenatal genetic counseling services within the Institution. In collaboration with Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians and a Clinical Geneticist, this individual will provide prenatal genetic counseling services, including assessment and care of pregnant patients.
Interviews patients and families to obtain relevant genetic medical and psychological information. Evaluates data supplied to determine proper plan of diagnosis or treatment.
Explains diagnostic and screening tests and reproductive options including associated risks, benefits, and limitations. Refers patients to physicians, therapists, etc. for further counseling/treatment.
Communicates information to patients about methods used to determine carrier state in order to arrange for testing of other family members when appropriate.
Obtains appropriate informed consent for genetic testing of patients and families as needed.
Prepares reports, correspondence, and maintains charts with genetic information. Works with psychosocial staff to assure care and clarity in discussion with families.
Maintains an updated pedigree for each affected patient/family. Maintains electronic and hard copy files and databases with integrity of information.
If relevant, coordinates subject visits in the research clinics. Oversees case scheduling, physician availability for research clinic and conferences for case and project discussion.
Obtains informed consent from research subjects as needed.
Updates and maintains IRB protocol approvals as needed.
Conducts literature research.
Maintains current knowledge of field. Participates in genetic conferences and lectures sponsored by the medical college and outside community agencies.
Performs other related duties as directed.
Bachelor's Degree in related field.
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from a program by the American Board of Medical Genetics preferred.
Approximately 1 year of related experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Patience and a high capacity for empathy and perseverance.
Ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
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