Genetic Counselor

Cleveland Clinic

Weston, FL

Job posting number: #7107479 (Ref:ccf16426156)

Posted: August 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under supervision of a physician, provides medical/clinical genetic counseling services to individuals and families with known or suspected heritable conditions. Provides education and supportive counseling. Coordinates genetic testing. Evaluates and determines individual and family needs and makes appropriate referrals.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts thorough medical histories, conducts group and individual counseling including risk assessment and diagnostic management.
  • Initiates tests required for evaluation.
  • Coordinates handling of patient specimens with the appropriate laboratory.
  • Collects and scrutinizes lab data and medical records to establish a record of the patient's current health status. With direct review by a physician develops a working diagnosis.
  • Constructs letters to referring physician regarding patient progress and treatment plans; ensures letters are reviewed and signed by the appropriate CCF physician.
  • Functions as a liaison between physician, patient and family to promote effective communication and maintain quality patient care.
  • Serves as a reference source to professionals and the general public for genetic services and information.
  • Attends and participates in professional meetings, directed educational opportunities and in-service programs in order to enhance genetic knowledge and learn of new or changing protocols and technologies.
  • Provide classroom instruction in genetics to medical students, residents and graduate students from various disciplines.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary specialty clinics.
  • Provides public and professional lectures and programs. Participates in the development of genetics education materials.
  • Provides information and surveillance recommendations and answers routine questions regarding genetic conditions under the direction of a physician.
  • Educate patients regarding their disease and treatments including risks, benefits and limitations of genetic testing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited training program in Genetic Counseling.

Certifications:

  • Board Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and/or the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).
  • Complexity of Work:Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years post-graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor with demonstrated experience in a genetics clinic setting and proven record of addressing complex genetic histories.
  • Experience with genetic counseling billing codes and EPIC EMR system is preferred.
  • Experience with counseling for non-traditional low penetrance heritable or non-germline genetic conditions is highly beneficial.

Physical Requirements:

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for extended periods throughout the work day.
  • Ability to carry medical charts and books.
  • Infrequent exposure to bodily fluids is possible.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.



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Job posting number:#7107479 (Ref:ccf16426156)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland,Ohio
United States
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