Jul 08, 2024

Genetic Counselor II- 20 hours weekly

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

Job Description

Genetic Counselor II- 20 hours weekly - (210002SJ)

The Genetic Counselor II will be responsible to provide genetic counseling services to patients through CNMC on site or at designated outreach centers. Obtain medical and family histories, review pertinent medical records, counsel families regarding underlying diagnosis/medical findings including natural history and inheritance pattern (if applicable), and writr counseling letters when indicated. Involvement in student supervision, as well as promotion of genetic disease awareness. Responsibilities also include the triage of questions received from administrative staff, outside hospitals, and other physicians. Master's degree from an ABGC/ACGC accredited genetic counseling training program. Board certified. Minimum 4 years experience working as a genetic counselor.

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

Minimum Work Experience
4 years Practicing genetic counselor (Required)
2 years Experience in student supervision (Preferred)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Foster student trainee growth.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Licensure & Certification Board certified. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Patient Services
  • Obtain medical and family history of patients and review pertinet medical records.
  • Perform risk assessment and discuss 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.
  • Perform a psychosocial assessment and provide psychosocial 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 backup support for other genetic counselors in the department.
  • Provide appropriate written information to families about support groups and resources for their specific disorder or circumstance; facilitate referrals as needed; respond to patient's questions/concerns in a timely manner.
  • Triage of questions from administrative staff, outside hospitals, and physicians.
  • Promote genetic disease awareness.
  • Review current literature and recommended guidelines for upcoming patients.
  • Provide up-to-date information regarding clinical trials and/or research as they relate to the patient care.
  • Remain up-to-date with current genetic literature.
  • Attend regional and national meetings and disseminate information learned at the following genetic counselor meeting.
  • Acively participate in monthly journal club.
  • Achieve genetic counseling board certification.
  • Permit students/trainee to shadow daily responsibilities that relate to patient care.

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

Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010


: Allied Health


: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties
Position Status: R (Regular) - PT - Part-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 9-530 flexible

Job Posting

: Sep 11, 2021, 8:41:59 AM