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Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE
Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.
In 2020, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.
As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.
Provide genetic counseling services as part of the laboratory team. Provide support to reference lab and PLUGS external clients, Seattle Children’s providers, laboratory and hospital staff. This includes technical support regarding lab testing strategies based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Perform insurance pre-authorization process for genetic test orders, review all genetic test orders for clinical appropriateness, and provide education to clinical teams on the insurance pre-authorization process. Coordinate pre-analytic review of in-house genetic test requests, and post-analytic result reporting to providers and clients.
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the genetics/genomics field and laboratory test stewardship. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Act as a liaison between providers and the laboratory to provide education and improve genetic test ordering processes and patient care.
PLUGS® (Patient-centered Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services) external SUPPORT:
Identify new leads for PLUGS members and sponsors, and manage client accounts and contracts for PLUGS. Create and implement new products for PLUGS laboratory stewardship education and tools. Participate in program development for PLUGS member meetings, webinars, and conferences. Provide case management support (genetic test review) for PLUGS Case Consulting Service. Collect and analyze data and author publications on laboratory stewardship. Travel responsibilities include in-person member consultations, speaking engagements, conference attendance, and trade show booth management for sales of PLUGS.
- Master of Science in Genetic Counseling
- Five (5) years of experience providing genetic counseling with at least two (2) years performing laboratory genetic counseling and knowledge of laboratory test stewardship
- Demonstrated skills and experience in teaching using the Adult Learning Principles
- 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.
Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.
Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.