Genetic Counselor Job Description

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We are seeking a Genetic Counselor at our location to deliver information, counseling and support to patients with a personal history and/or a family history of cancer. This position involves analyzing pedigrees for possible cancer predisposition syndromes, assessing risk for specific types of cancer, interpreting information, coordinating genetic testing, identifying at-risk family members, reviewing available options for prevention and surveillance and making appropriate referrals.

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Under general supervision, Genetic Counselor provides genetic testing, education and support to patients and provides programmatic support to the departments clinical program(s).

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The Genetic Counselor employs professional application of the principles, theories, and techniques of Genetic Counseling to educate and inform individuals and families with or at risk for birth defects or genetic conditions. They provide information and support to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions as well as to other healthcare providers. The Genetic Counselor position delivers telephone- and web-based genetic counseling at a time and place that is convenient to patients and their family members.

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A Genetic Counselor independently provides genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups who have or are at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects. Acts as a consultant to health care providers regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to management of their patients. Administers state, regional, and local programs that provide genetic services to members.

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Under the direction, the Genetic Counselor will perform patient care functions and related activities as directed. He/she is responsible to all members of the cancer services team, physicians, nurses, navigators, finance and appointments.

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A Genetic Counselor provides expertise in clinical genetics to counsel, communicate, and support families on the implications of genetic disorders. Assesses risk, investigates and identifies potential genetic problems, interprets and analyzes information, inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence. Provides case management and advocacy.

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The Genetic Counselors provides genetic counseling to patients considered at significant cancer risk due to an underlying pathogenic mutation in a cancer gene and/or their personal and family medical history of cancer. The Genetic Counselor facilitates the genetic testing process and communicates the implications of the result to the patient and their healthcare providers.

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We are looking for a motivated and experienced Genetic Counselor with a strong interest in improving patient access, increasing genetic counseling efficiency, optimizing patient care and expanding their clinical counseling skills by providing clinical genetic counseling to patients via telehealth.

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We are currently searching for a Genetic Counselor to provide support to the Center.

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The Laboratory is seeking a motivated Genetic Counselor to join our diagnosis team to serve as the primary liaison in communication with health care providers, laboratory personnel, the authorization and billing team, and payers when necessary, to facilitate and streamline the process of genetic testing. This position will provide genetic testing case management by working closely with laboratory directors, internal and external providers, laboratory personnel, as well as the business team of the laboratory. It will support appropriate test utilization by selecting appropriate gene lists for analysis and submitting test details or obtaining 3rd party payer authorization for testing. The Genetic Counselor will support our clinical testing operations by serving as the primary liaison in communicating with ordering providers to discuss all aspects of genetic testing including results. Another aspect of the position is to work with billing team and payers as needed in support of successful billing and collection. The position will also involve gene curation, maintaining and updating gene lists, and maintain the internal variant data base. Opportunity for variant interpretation of sequencing data in collaboration with laboratory personnel will also be available. There will also be opportunities for contributing to genomic research.

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