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Genetic Counselor

Company: Care New England Health System
Location: Providence
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

  • Counsels patients/families around reproductive and prenatal genetic issues (including carrier and aneuploidy screening, diagnostic testing and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)). This involves patient contact, explanation of procedures, probable outcome, all testing coordination, and follow up. Screens and interviews patients to evaluate medical/family information. Recommends and coordinates additional testing and referrals with referring providers, outside hospital facilities, and genetic testing laboratories.
  • Performs administrative record keeping, including chart preparation and records requests, maintenance of statistics, documentation of encounter (including chart notes, progress notes, and letters, and other required paperwork for genetic tests or procedures).
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with patients, MFM staff, and other referring providers. Provides education and consultation to referring providers as needed with concerns about scheduling, test follow-up, or general queries about non-scheduled patients.
  • Actively updates knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and genetic community by reading appropriate professional literature, attending educational meetings, and making use of other available resources for continuing education.
  • Serves as resource to patients, obstetrical care providers and other clinicians on genetic counseling issues.
  • Interacts with the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics (CAMD) and external laboratories. Calls normal and abnormal results to patients and providers, including calling out results to patients who have not received genetic counseling when necessary.
  • Genetic counselors designated to see patients at both locations of Prenatal Diagnosis Center.
  • Counselors at both locations will also be responsible for working with referring medical staff to ensure appropriate referral for patients needing genetic counseling by means of communication with the referring provider as well as giving educational presentations to groups of providers.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned, including back-up coverage for other counselors when necessary. Specifications : Masters Degree in Genetics/Genetic Counseling or related field required with American Genetics Board Certification or eligibility. Must have teaching experience and solid foundation in human sexuality, adolescent development, maternal-child health and issues of women's health care. WIH - Internal Posting: 1/11 - 1/17/2023

Keywords: Care New England Health System, Providence , Genetic Counselor, Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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