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Genetic Counselor CoordinatorLocation: Oakland, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 820514 Date posted: 08/09/2019
- 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.
- Five (5) or more years of experience in Genetic Counseling.
- Master's degree in genetic counseling plus five (5) or more years of experience.
License, Certification, Registration
- 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.
- 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.
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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