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Provides excellent quality care and genetic counseling to Maternal Fetal Medicine patients seeking prenatal diagnosis or undergoing invasive procedures for the purpose of prenatal diagnosis. Provide individualized assistance related to insurance verification/authorization of genetic counseling services. Assists Maternal Fetal Medicine providers and caregivers with appropriate genetic test selection and results interpretation.
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
The counselor shall provide coordination of care with the department and as needed for outside agencies.
The counselor may participate in specialty sections, coordinate specific services, or specific projects as directed.
The counselor will continue education activities in order to maintain an excellent and current knowledge base and all necessary licensure or certification (attend educational conferences or seminars at minimum 2 per year). May participate in research projects as needed.
Obtain comprehensive family history in form of a Pedigree.
Obtain an appropriate patient medical history and pertinent family members.
Coordinates patient care activities and management of clinical data throughout all phases of patient care from initial referral to follow-up.
Arranges for clinical services, evaluates clinical data, participates in clinic rounds, and triages clinical questions/concerns to the appropriate member of the interdisciplinary team.
Assists with educational sessions with residents, fellows, and medical students on rotations in MFM.
Utilizes both in-person, phone, and video/virtual visit platforms to counsel patients and their partners.
Provides comprehensive counseling reports and appropriate documentation/reports on each case.
Provide crisis intervention and referral(s) as needed (pre- and post-natal counseling, when a fetal abnormality is detected, etc.)
Provides care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Identified patient readiness for learning and ability to follow instructions and give consent.
Participates as a team member in case conference in reference to patient care.
Analyzes and synthesizes program data.
Calls out CVS and amniocentesis results within a 24-hour period of receipt of results. Calling out any abnormal results to patients and physicians.
Perform "Counselor of the Week" duties including: reviewing charts for completeness on patients to be seen; triage of patients to genetic counselors; assist schedulers (PSRs) in triaging problems; review and approve all intakes; inform the referring physician of the prenatal diagnosis results.
Assist Revenue Auditors with any billing documentation or charge issues.
Consults with private/referring physicians, residents, fellows, and nursing staff as requested.
Timely management of patient caseload including documentation and timely closing of encounters.
Coordinates all other aspects of patient's care such as: diagnostic testing, referrals, and obtaining results.
Extensive patient education face-to-face, by phone, and via video/virtual platforms regarding services provided, treatment details, patients' multi-stop plan of care, lab results interpretation as directed by physician and within the genetic counselor's scope of practice.
Review patient records and solicit additional records as necessary and appropriate for appointments.
Communicates clearly to physicians and patients regarding abnormal lab results and proper follow-up. Daily follow-up with ordered labs.
• Board Certified or Board Eligible for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC); preferred board certification
• Previous job-related experience is preferred.
• Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
• Deep and broad knowledge of the concepts of prenatal genetics. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Excellent assessment skills and the ability to creatively problem solve. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including relationship building, negotiation, persuasion, marketing and advocacy. • Ability to handle many tasks at one time, organize, set priorities, work independently, and manage time • Ability to work in stressful situations, manage conflict.
Sparrow Invests in You
At Sparrow, we believe Caregivers are our most valued asset and investing in our Caregivers by offering highly competitive benefits is what distinguishes us as an employer of choice. Our comprehensive benefit options allow you to choose plans and coverage that fit your needs.
Medical Health, Dental and Vision
Sparrow offers a variety of health, dental and vision options providing different levels of coverage, including PPO, HSA, and HMO health options and comprehensive dental and vision choices. Though Caregiver cost sharing is minimal, Sparrow offers additional savings to eligible Caregivers to reduce health premiums.
Income Protection Plans
We recognize the value and peace of mind income protection plans provide our Caregivers and their families. At Sparrow, most benefit eligible Caregivers receive short-term and long-term disability benefits and basic life insurance at no cost, plus options to purchase additional coverage for yourself or your dependents.
Retirement Savings Plan
Sparrow provides a generous 401(k) savings plan with immediate enrollment upon hire and access to diverse fund options. An automatic deferral of 6% of pay will be deducted from each paycheck as soon as administratively possible following a 60-day opt-out period. Matching employer contributions and an annual lump sum contribution after meeting service requirements assists Caregivers in achieving their retirement savings goal.
The value of work life balance is inherent in Sparrow’s culture. Time-off accrual begins immediately for all benefit eligible Caregivers and time-off earned is varied based on your job class. Sparrow recognizes six major holidays. Generous leave of absence programs are additional sources of monetary benefits for eligible Caregivers.
Flexible Spending Accounts
To assist you in maximizing your earnings and reducing taxable income, we offer options for contributing to health care and dependent care spending accounts to pay for qualified medical and childcare expenses.
Sparrow offers Caregiver paid, optional benefits that provide additional financial protection with premiums payable through payroll deduction for benefit eligible Caregivers. Because the plans are voluntary, you can customize your coverage by choosing from a range of plans that offer a combination of benefits and features that meet your personal and family insurance needs. These plans include Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity insurance.
We value service longevity and provide eligible Caregivers a tuition assistance program to promote learning and achievement of educational and career goals. Additional reimbursement is available for registered nurses to obtain a BSN, as well as on-site education classes and training.
In addition to our core benefits, we offer other benefits you may not expect, but that enhance your career and add value to your personal life such as:
Employee Assistance Program
Medical and Pharmacy Discounts
Vision and Hearing Aid Discounts
Direct Deposit and e-Pay
Discounted Michigan Athletic Club membership
As the region’s largest health system, Sparrow is committed to offering competitive, cost effective benefits that recruit and retain a workforce dedicated to our mission, vision and values.
EEOC Sparrow Health System 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.