We are seeking a Clinical Research Genetic Counselor for the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC. As there are more than 250 genes implicated in inherited retinal dystrophies, genetic counselors are greatly needed to help patients sort through the uncertainty of genetic testing.
Job duties include:
Provide Inherited Retinal Disease Genetic Counseling to patients and their family members
Gather and review pertinent medical records in preparation for clinic visit.
Obtain and interpret patient pedigree and medical history
Order genetic testing as appropriate and prepare case summaries
Identify genetic mutations and associated inheritance patterns related to vision conditions
Confirm vision-related diagnoses by interpreting variations in DNA
Provide posttest counseling to assist patients and their families with the emotional toll of a molecular diagnoses. Counsel patients with regard to retinal genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns, and risk of reoccurrence and guide patients and their family members in gauging risks.
Train and supervise graduate genetic counseling students in their clinical experiences
Advise and consult with local and national lay organizations and community support groups through participation on boards, advisory councils and national meetings
Conduct research in the field of retinal genetic counseling.
Assist in development and maintenance of investigator-initiated clinical research grants and proposals.
Ensure key clinical staff (technicians, photographers etc.) are certified to perform IRD research and clinical trials.
Delegate tasks to other licensed/ unlicensed clinical staff
Maintain and update IRB approval of the IRD and AINR (autoimmune neuro-retinopathy) Registry Database. Develop projects involving INR and AINR patients, biological sample collection and utilization in research projects including accessing samples and tissues from Duke Eye Center Biosight. Develop a biorepository of IRD and AINR patient biological samples
Create and maintain NEW gene- and mutation-specific patient lists within MaestroCare based upon criteria
Communicate protocol specific touchpoints to clinical and research patients
The Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, is consistently ranked among the best areas in the country to live. With its array of family-friendly activities, exceptional schools and universities, premier shopping, and Research Triangle Park’s high-tech research and development center, Raleigh/Durham has something for everyone.
Required qualifications include:
Master’s in Genetic Counseling
Five years of related business/administration experience
Board certification of eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC)
Internal Number: 1090
About Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC
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