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Genetic CounselorLocation: Downey, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 785938 Date posted: 04/11/2019
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, prenatal, adult, and cancer referrals.
- Reviews patient chart and evaluates family history through investigation of outside records, examination of affected individuals, or family testing of chromosome analysis, DNA studies, metabolic screening, etc.
- Assesses recurrence risk and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit and cost.
- Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling to members upon discovery of unexpected findings (e.g., malformation, biochemical disorders) regarding genetic conditions.
- Reviews implications and discusses options with member and/or family members. Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
- Provides case management for complex genetic cases including coordination medical recommendations and management plans, testing and ongoing counseling.
- Develops, implements and coordinates a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, California Prenatal Screening Program, carrier screening and specialty clinics). Follows guidelines mandated by the State of California.
- Produces culturally sensitive and age appropriate patient and health professional educational materials, and participates in community education programs.
- Conducts literature search on rare genetic diseases and keeps abreast of developments in the field.
- Develops and presents in-service education to physicians and health professional education materials, and current medical genetic topics.
- Maintains statistics, survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.
- Recommends and implements enhanced clinical practice standards.
- Participates in research projects.
- Participates in group quality assurance case conferences with the Medical Geneticist.
- Reviews complex family pedigrees, unusual cases, abnormal AFP results, viewing of photographs, DNA studies, etc.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
- Master's degree in genetic counseling.
License, Certification, Registration
- Must be Board Certified or An Active Candidate for Board Certification As of January 1, 2012, must have a California Genetic Counseling License or Temporary License.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and Local requirements.
- Demonstrated analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.
- Previous experience or knowledge of crisis intervention and interviewing techniques.
- Experience in development of educational programs in human and medical genetics.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Knowledge of computer operations preferred.
- Cancer, prenatal and pediatric focus at Downey medical center.
- Occasional coverage in South Bay or other genetics locations.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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