Assesses individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provides information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advises individuals and families to support informed decision-making and coping methods for those at risk.
Interprets genetic results and communicates findings to patients and physicians.
Explains medical procedures and test results to family members.
Communicates information to medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
Analyzes genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes.
Analyzes test data and images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
Discusses testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
Provides counseling to patients and family members by providing information, education and reassurance.
Writes detailed consultation reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts to patients and the physician care team.
Provides genetic counseling in specified areas of clinical genetics; obstetrics and oncology.
Determines and coordinates treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature for appropriate recommended guidelines.
Attends Tumor Board meetings with physicians for genetic perspective and expertise.
Interviews patients and reviews medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories and document findings.
Provides patients with information about the inheritance of conditions.
Maintains medical and professional knowledge by participating in professional organizations and attending appropriate continuing education.
Prepares and provides genetics-related educational materials to patients and medical personnel.
Refers patients to specialists and community resources.
Collaborates with referring physician for appropriate treatment.
Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation
Master’s degree or higher in Genetics, Genetic Counseling or a related field
Certified as a Genetic Counselor through the American board of Genetic
Counselors (ABGC) preferred.
No experience required. 1-3 years experience preferred.
Internal Number: 7234
About Owensboro Health
Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is licensed to operate 477 beds, and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital is licensed to operate 135 beds with 4,240 employees. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.
It All Starts Here:
With nationally recognized quality of care and advanced technology, rest assured you will be well equipped to provide the best patient care. At Owensboro Health, we provide compassionate care – to every patient, during every procedure, every step of the way. And it all starts with our mission and vision statements.
Owensboro Health exists to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities we serve.
To become a regional center of excellence by actively listening and partnering to meet the individual healthcare needs of those we serve.
*We strive to live out each... and every commitment in all that we do by embodying our Core Commitments:
•Excellence – Providing high-quality, compassionate care.
•Innovation – Utilizing the most advanced treatments and technology.
•Integrity – Making the right decisions for the right reasons.
•Respect – Treating every person equally.
•Service – Focusing on our patients’ needs.
•Teamwork – Working together toward a common goal.
Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in western Kentucky.
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Owensboro is home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum, the world’s only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of the history of the genre that originated in western Kentucky.
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