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Genetic Counselor-MSH/QHC/ELM - AS96

Company: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director of the Genetics program, provides genetic counseling services for reproductive risk assessment as well as hereditary risk assessment for patients with family history of genetic disorders. Gathers and evaluates clinical data in order to determine genetic risks and provides supportive counseling. Counsels patient families; serves as patient advocate; and refers individuals and families to community or state support programs. Serves as educational resource for other health care professionals. May perform research. Performs administrative functions necessary for specimen processing and program support. Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Provides information and support to families at risk for inherited conditions, birth defects or genetic disorders, analyzing pedigree data for identification of genetic problems and calculation of risk. Interviews patients and families to obtain information regarding health, pregnancy, family/genetic history and pedigree. Provides individual CVS and amniocentesis counseling for obstetrical patients. Coordinates post-testing patient follow-up: communicates results to patients and referring physicians; advises on risk; explains expected manifestations of disorders; writes summary letters; provides patient support. Refers patients to appropriate agencies for long-term care or long-term follow-up counseling. 2. Coordinates diagnostic testing for chromosome abnormalities; birth defects and genetic disorders. Analyzes and issues reports of observations and counsels patients with abnormal results. Counsels pregnant women referred for medical, family, or pregnancy histories, advanced age, blood or serum abnormalities and other diagnosable disorders. Receives calls or contacts from clinical staff, scheduling visits and ensuring testing is performed in timely manner. Coordinates specimen shipment to and return from external laboratories. 3. Coordinates and provides referral of patients to Clinical Geneticist. 4. Performs related professional and administrative duties as required; prepares requested statistical studies. -Job requires completion of a Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling in order to acquire knowledge of human and medical genetics, embryology, anatomy, physiology and counseling techniques. -Must demonstrate ability to work with minimal oversight in a professional manner, since job is largely performed under very general supervision by Clinical Director. -Must be board certified/board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. -Basic computer skills required. -Very high level of analytical ability required to effectively and expeditiously analyze and identify genetic conditions and abnormalities in order to provide information to patients, families and treating physicians in a timely manner. -Interacts with various internal hospital medical, administrative and professional staff in the course of providing clinical analysis and scheduling patients and families for testing and counseling. High degree of autonomous responsibility required for daily contacts with patients, their families and external agencies. The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status. EOE including Veterans and Disabled

Keywords: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Elmhurst , Genetic Counselor-MSH/QHC/ELM - AS96, Other , Elmhurst, Illinois

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