Jun 20, 2024

Genetic Counselor I

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Genetic Counselor I - (2200001H)

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.

Minimum Education
Master's Degree ABGC/ACGC accredited genetic counseling training program (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
0 years (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
New Graduate

Required Licenses and Certifications
Board certified or board eligible. .

Functional Accountabilities
Patient Services
  • 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.
  • Communicate with mentor regarding progress and expectations on a monthly basis.
Clinical Laboratory Services (If Applicable)
  • 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.
  • Aid in the development and utilization management of genetic tests.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • 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
Customer Service
  • 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
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • 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

Work Locations

CN RIC Bldg 52 - Pediatric PC
7125 13th Place NW
Washington 20012


: Allied Health


: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties
Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm

Job Posting

: Feb 16, 2022, 6:51:13 PM