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Genetic Counselor Coordinator

Location: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 820514 Date posted: 08/09/2019
Description:
For the region, provides advanced clinical genetics expertise, promoting high quality standards of care for clients with, or at risk for, genetic/congenital conditions. Provides program administration, consultation, education, collaboration, and research. Monitors and ensures staff compliance with various state and federal regulatory requirements within Kaiser. Independently provides genetic counseling and referral services for all ages (including obstetric and cancer patients).


Essential Functions:
- Provides on-going program planning and management, develops region-wide protocols, and promotes standards of care for clients with, or at risk for, genetic/congenital conditions.
- Provides expert consultation with physicians and other health care providers to enhance and monitor the quality and level of care for client affected by, or at risk for, genetic/congenital conditions.
- Collaborates with client, caregiver, and interdisciplinary team members in assisting client needs.
- Develops and implements a plan of care for complex, high-risk patients.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care plans and revises plans as needed.
- Creates and directs complex analysis of patient/program information from a variety of data sources for program development, risk management and quality monitoring.
- Develops culturally sensitive and age appropriate patient education programs and materials.
- Provides educational programs for physicians, nurses and other health care providers in the community and provides up-to-date knowledge and management of genetic/congenital disorders.
- Directs and participates in quality assurance and improvement activities, promoting cost effective delivery of services, improving internal and external customer satisfaction.
- Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of current activities in genetics and recommends/implements enhanced clinical practice standards for the department and the region.
- Supervises the day-to-day operations.
- Ensures support staffs competency and quality of work.
- Serves as preceptor for graduate genetic counseling students and medical residents.
- Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics.
- 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 on-going care and support. Follows patient through counseling, testing, and results.
- Coordinates and documents contacts and follow-up recommendations, including referrals and scheduling of tests/procedures.
- Provides input into local and regional policies and guidelines and hiring of new staff.

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Five (5) or more years of experience in Genetic Counseling.
Education
- Master's degree in genetic counseling plus five (5) or more years of experience.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
 
Additional Requirements:
- Demonstrated clinical expertise in area of specialty required.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated refined analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
 

Preferred Qualifications:
- Prior clinical genetic specialist/administrative/teaching experience preferred. Previous computer experience preferred.
- 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.
- Must have a current/valid Genetic Counselor License issued by the California State Department of Public Health, or obtain license prior to employment start date.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience working for patients with craniofacial conditions preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Location: California,Oakland,Oakland Mosswood Medical Offices 3505 Broadway Scheduled Weekly Hours: 8 Shift: Day Workdays: Wed orThu, or Wed (4hrs) or Thu (4hrs) Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM or Variable Job Schedule: Short Hour 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 Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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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