Kettering Health Network

Genetics Counselor - Kettering Medical Center

8 months ago
Job ID
2017-4756
Job Category
Other
Job Type
Full-Time
Shift
First Shift
# of Openings
1

Overview

Provide onsite genetic counseling to Women’s and Children’s Service Line and Oncology Service Line patients and families. Support strategies for family testing, care planning, and follow up. More specifically:

  • Assessment: Pedigree review using national standards of care. Document impressions in professional language. Provide information in lay language to patients as appropriate.
  • Develop plan of care as needed including recommendation of applicable lab testing and referral options
  • Data Collection: Work with Directors of the impacted Service Lines to establish metrics and benchmark with national standards. Timely collection and workflow agreement with Directors.
  • Report Development: Provide summary of volumes, patient categories, time utilization, referrals out, and outcomes. Develops monthly report.
  • Participation in meetings and makes presentations as needed.

Responsibilities & Requirements

 

  • Master’s degree in human genetics, counseling, or a related field required accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc. 
  • Certification through the American Board of Genetic Counseling highly desired 
  • Licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board
  • Knowledge, Abilities and Experience
  • Previous experience working with cancer patients, family pedigree assessment, reproductive/neonatal support required
  • Patient, courteous, and tactful 
  • Ability to communicate and relate well with staff, physician(s) and the public. 
  • Must have awareness of patient confidentiality and be able to follow directions well from other healthcare practitioners
  • Must be able to work well autonomously with little direction.
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations and critical analysis skills
  • Demonstrates ability to function under stress; ability to multi-task 

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