Genetic Counselor I - (2200001H)
Description The Genetic Counselor I will be responsible for providing genetic counseling services in a clinical, research, or laboratory environment. Obtain medical and family histories, review pertinent medical records. Assess, interpret, and report laboratory diagnostic results (if applicable). In addition, the GC1 may counsel families regarding underlying diagnosis/medical findings including natural history and inheritance pattern (if applicable). Master's degree from an ABGC/ACGC accredited genetic counseling training program. Board certified or eligible.
Qualifications Minimum Education
Master's Degree ABGC/ACGC accredited genetic counseling training program (Required)
Minimum Work Experience
0 years (Required)
Required Licenses and Certifications
Board certified or board eligible. .
- Obtain medical and family history of patients and review pertinent medical records.
- Perform risk assessment relevant to the pattern of inheritance pertinent to the specific disorder(s) that have been diagnosed in the family, and review recurrence risks for at-risk family members.
- May perform a psycho-social assessment and provide psycho-social support; counsel patients regarding available testing options and explore the risks and benefits of testing.
- Complete chart notes or summaries of the counseling session for the family, medical records, and the referring physician with guidance from a senior genetic counselor.
- Provide appropriate written information to families about support groups and resources for their specific disorder or circumstance; facilitate referrals as needed.
- Respond to provider and/or patient's questions/concerns in a timely manner.
- Review current literature and recommended guidelines for upcoming patients or reporting laboratory testing results.
- Provide up-to-date information regarding clinical trials and/or research as they relate to patient care.
- Remain up to date with current genetic literature.
Clinical Laboratory Services (If Applicable)
- Communicate with mentor regarding progress and expectations on a monthly basis.
- Provides basic provider services (e.g. follow-up phone calls, requests information or repeat specimens, etc).
- Aid in evaluating and reporting testing results, including variant interpretation.
Organizational AccountabilitiesOrganizational Commitment/Identification
- Aid in the development and utilization management of genetic tests.
- Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
- Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
- Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
- Contribute to a positive work environment
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
- Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
- Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things
- Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
- Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
- Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
- Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
- Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
CN RIC Bldg 52 - Pediatric PC
7125 13th Place NW
Job: Allied Health
Organization: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties
Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time
Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm
Job Posting: Feb 16, 2022, 6:51:13 PM