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Genetic Counselor

Location: Modesto, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 704700 Date posted: 06/09/2018
Description:
Independently provides genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups who have or are at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects. Acts as a consultant to health care providers regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to management of their patients. Administers state, regional, and local programs that provide genetic services to members.


Essential Functions:

- Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, prenatal, adult, and/or cancer referrals.
- Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost.
- Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions.
- Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
- Provides case management for complex genetics cases, including coordinating medical recommendations and management plans, testing, and ongoing counseling.
- Develops, implements, and coordinates a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, GDSP Screening Program, carrier screening, and specialty clinics) at the local or regional level.
- Follows guidelines mandated by the State of California.
- Develops and presents programs and classes for pediatric, adult, obstetric and cancer patients.
- Produces culturally sensitive and age appropriate patient and health professional education materials, and participates in community education programs.
- Develops and presents inservice education to physicians and other health care providers regarding genetic services and current medical genetics topics.
- Maintains local and regional statistics, survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.
- Maintains current knowledge of advances in the field of genetics.
- Recommends/implements enhanced clinical practice standards.
- May participate in research projects.
- Provides input into local and regional polices and guidelines and hiring of new staff.
- Identifies opportunities to reduce costs and increase services.
- Serves as preceptor for graduate genetic counseling students and medical residents.
- Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- N/A
Education
- Masters degree in genetic counseling or complete degree prior to employment start date.
License, Certification, Registration
- Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
- Must be Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics, or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and have a current/valid Genetic Counselor License issued by the California State Department of Public Health prior to employment start date or a temporary Genetic Counselor License issued by the California State Department of Public Health, if not yet Board Certified, prior to employment start date.
- For Temporary Genetic Counselor License, must work under the general supervision of a licensed genetic counselor or licensed physician: expiration is after 24 months or 30 days after notification that applicant has failed the ABGC certification exam and it cannot be renewed (whichever comes first).
 
Additional Requirements:
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements.
- Demonstrated refined analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
 


Preferred Qualifications:
- Previous computer experience preferred.

Primary Location: California,Modesto,Modesto Medical Offices 4601 Dale Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 am Working Hours End: 5:00 pm Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: ESC/IFPTE - Local 20 - Genetic Counselors Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Genetics Travel: No

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