Under indirect supervision, this position provides genetic education counseling and psychological support to patients and their family members who may be at risk for a variety of genetic conditions. Identifies families at risk, assesses risks & interprets information about the disease, analyzes inheritance patterns, and reviews testing options. Facilitates DNA/genetic testing, interprets genetic test results, and reviews available medical management options for discussion with treating physician.
Provides genetic consultation to patient and/or family regarding inherited disease predisposition.
Facilitates DNA testing.
Discloses and interprets DNA testing results.
Maintains appropriate documentation at all times.
Works comfortably co-operatively and professionally as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Maintains current body of knowledge.
Maintains professional standards.
Position Compensation Range: $57,907.20 - $92,643.20 Annually
Education: Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling required.
Experience: None Required.
Licensure: Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or eligible. Certification required within 12 months of hire date. Licensed to practice Genetic Counseling in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Internal Number: R0008067
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