At the designation of the Laboratory Director, the Genetic Counselor is responsible for providing consultation regarding the appropriateness of the testing ordered and the interpretation of test results.
Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:
Provide technical assistance and guidance on test availability, composition, selection, and interpretation of NGS testing to include WGS and WES
Assist with the resolution of next-generation sequencing testing issues, such as inadequate specimens, questions regarding variants, quality control
Maintain and update patient and provider materials
Review next-generation sequencing test orders for urgency and accuracy
Obtain relevant patient clinical history for case review and interpretation
Compose and review reports with laboratory medical directors
Participate in scientific and quality-assurance studies and research related to the laboratory's services
Participate in development and implementation of new or improved clinical test services based on next-generation sequencing
Follow the established policies and procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting, and maintaining records of patient test results.
Follow the established policies and procedures whenever test systems are not within the established acceptable levels of performance.
Be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance or reporting of test results and either must correct the problems or immediately notify the GS, TS, CC, or LD.
Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the established performance specifications.
Be available for clinical consultation concerning test results and the interpretation of test results as they relate to specific patient conditions.
Be available to assist the laboratory’s clients in ensuring that tests meet clinical expectations.
Ensure that consultation is available and communicated to the laboratory’s clients on matters related to the quality of test results and their interpretation concerning patient conditions
Master's Degree from an accredited Genetic Counseling Program
Board-certification and/or license in Genetic Counseling (as appropriate for the location)
Oncology genetics experience and knowledge of germline and somatic next-generation sequencing panels are desirable
Minimum 2-3yrs experience in clinical genetics practice or experience in laboratory genetic counseling
Professional knowledge of the rapidly changing principles and practice of medical, clinical and molecular genetics
Internal Number: ADX-158-19
About ArcherDX, Inc.
Utilizing the ArcherDX anchored multiplex PCR (AMP) and NGS technology, Archer Clinical Services is a CLIA/CAP accredited laboratory focused on newborn screening, reflex/confirmatory testing, carrier testing and custom gene panels.