A highly motivated and dynamic laboratory genetic counselor (GC) is needed to join our Clinical Genetics Team. The laboratory GC provides genetic consultation to providers requesting genetic testing and will provide direct counseling and risk assessment services to patients across UCLA Health. In some instances, the counselor may work in a multi-disciplinary manner with other UCLA Health providers. The laboratory GC will work closely with the Director of the Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Service (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), the Medical Director of the ATLAS Whole Exome Sequencing Return of Results Project (ATLAS WES ROR), and multiple other providers throughout the system to develop the laboratory genetic testing processes, procedures, consultation, and counseling services as indicated.
The candidate will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and must be able to work with patients and staff who have diverse cultural backgrounds, life experience, education levels, lifestyles, and socioeconomic statuses. Sensitivity and the ability to work with providers and patients confidentially and positively are essential.
Master’s degree in genetic counseling from accredited genetic counseling program.
Board eligible/Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Two (2) years of experience in Health care or a related field as determined by institution
Knowledge of and ability to apply genetic counseling methods and techniques
Knowledge of health care systems, health insurance authorization processes, health information systems, and community resources
Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Ability to ensure that all recommended testing ordered is completed and that patients have been appropriately informed of the results
Ability to present relevant genetic information to individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds in an informed, compassionate manner and to help families obtain the medical and social services they may need
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.