Responsible for participating with a clinical geneticist in the delivery of genetic services.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Elicits individual and family histories and information regarding the psychological and socioeconomic status of the family.
Reviews with the family and clinical geneticist the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planned.
Transmits pertinent information about genetic risks and mechanism.
Assists the family in assimilating the genetic information and adjusting to its implications.
Implements the treatment plan and makes appropriate referrals to medical, nursing, social work, and psychological services.
Provides follow-up support to patients and their families.
Summarizes findings for patients and referring physicians.
Participates in the education of parents, community groups, physicians, medical professionals, agencies, staff, and students regarding human genetics.
Facilitates provision of services, including intake and clinic organization.
Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing clinical investigations in genetics.
Counsel families regarding genetic cause, recurrence, carrier testing, prenatal diagnosis and expectations of genetic syndromes.
Clinical duties to include: chart preparation and review prior to patient office encounter, obtain medical and family histories for new patient visits, obtain interim histories for return patient visits.
Intake new patient referrals and help to facilitate issues with insurance.
Lectures to community organizations, fellows, medical students, and other health care professionals (i.e. physical therapy students, audiologists, medical transcriptionists, etc.).
Provide patient follow-up, serving as a liaison between the patient and the physician to communicate results of laboratory studies and to coordinate genetic testing, procedures, referrals, and testing of other family members.
Coordinate ongoing genetic research studies by consenting patients, analyzing data, completing registries and assisting in manuscript preparation.
Writes educational material for the community.
Master’s degree from an accredited genetic counseling program.
Must be board certified in genetic counseling by the either the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or eligible to obtain certification within a year of graduation.
Internal Number: 45333
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