This individual will evaluate genetic test orders to ensure proper test utilization and management; oversee process improvements for genetic test ordering and for procuring insurance pre-approval for genetic tests to ensure timely, relevant, cost-effective services. This individual will provide educational guidance to laboratory support staff, hospital clinical staff, and clients through ongoing informal education, case conference presentations, and in-service presentations. This individual will assist Genetic Laboratory review, analysis and interpretation of sequencing data utilizing available literature and public databases, and the reporting of genetic test results in conjunction with clinical information and other test results
Masters Degree- on the job training
ABGC certification required
The ability to communicate complicated ideas to clinical and other hospital staff
Effective educational and speaking skills explaining genetic concepts and testing strategies.
The counselor should be able to organize many different tasks including interfacing with medical, lab, management and administrative staff and balance with patient responsibilities
The Genetic Counselor should be self-motivated and creative in developing new tools, devices, educational forms for improving utilization of genetic tests.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 12345
About Children's Mercy
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, located in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers. The 351-bed hospital provides care for children from birth through the age of 21, and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." For the third time in a row, Children's Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of 600 pediatricians and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists.