What you will do: Coordinate, administer, and deliver genetic counseling to patients and families at risk for hereditary disorders and/or inborn errors of metabolism. Assess recurrence risks and recommend medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Review implications with the patient and provide crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions.
Provide orientation, training and supervision to volunteers, interns, students, and other learners as appropriate. Educate physicians and health professionals to ensure appropriate patient referral and care. Actively participate in and lead department improvement activities including research and other initiatives related to improving patient care and the family experience. Identification of and involvement in a specialty clinic (ex. Arthrogryposis, EpiGenetics) with a need for genetic counseling services.
Ensure familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
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- Master of Science in Genetic Counseling.
- At least one (1) year of experience performing genetic counseling
- Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics OR Must have Active Candidate Status for the ABGC Board Examination and must successfully obtain ABGC Certification within two (2) ABGC exam cycles or within three (3) years after start of employment.
- Washington State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor OR Provisional Washington State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor.
- Experience in pediatric genetics or equivalent work.