Under minimal supervision, performs and applies the full range of professional practices in the genetics field. Interviews patients and families, reviews and evaluates medical, laboratory and history data to provide education and counseling regarding genetic conditions. Explains technical information on testing processes and results, makes follow up contacts, and prepares and maintains case documents. Acts as the Outpatient Fetal Loss Coordinator doing follow up with patients that have experienced a fetal loss. Responsibilities may include research and preparation. Ongoing assignments are performed with varying degrees of supervision from a geneticist (MD or PhD).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Strong knowledge of general genetics along with specialized diseases. Knowledge of testing processes. Excellent communication and listening skills. Must be patient and understanding. Ability to thoroughly record the medical history of each patient, and spend time evaluating the data. Ability to take the information gathered, and apply it to their evaluation of what the family history means for each individual. Ability to interpret and relay results. Certifications and Licenses: Board Certified /Board Eligible Genetic Counselor preferred.
Graduation from an accredited Masters of Science Genetic Counseling program.
Typically, 1 year of prenatal counseling experience with Active Candidate status from the American Board of Genetic Counseling
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