Kettering Health Network

  • Genetics Counselor - Kettering Medical Center

    Posted Date 2 years ago(3/12/2017 3:26 PM)
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    Advanced Practice Provider
    Job Type
    First Shift
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  • 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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