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GENETIC COUNSELOR/DAY/40 HOURS/OBGYN

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Boston
Posted on: February 25, 2021

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Job Description - GENETIC COUNSELOR/DAY/40 HOURS/OBGYN (3142811) GENETIC COUNSELOR/DAY/40 HOURS/OBGYN - ( 3142811 ) The Center for Fetal Medicine (CFM) and Reproductive Genetics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital is a dynamic reproductive program with opportunities to counsel patients with genetic issues related to reproductive and prenatal genetics. Common indications for patient care include carrier screening, aneuploidy and diagnostic tests during pregnancy, ultrasound anomalies, reproductive testing including preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), family history of genetic conditions and teratogen risk assessment. This individual also serves as a resource to patients and medical staff regarding genetic issues and is involved in developing new programs for patient and staff as needed to advance the Center for Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics. The genetic counselor will work closely with patients during stressful times and provide support and education about sensitive issues. This is a full time position, 40 hours. Some travel to satellite clinics is required. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Counsels patients/families around reproductive and prenatal genetic issues (including carrier and aneuploidy screening, diagnostic testing and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)). This involves patient contact, explanation of procedures, probable outcome, all testing coordination, and follow up. Screens and interviews patients to evaluate medical/family information. Recommends and coordinates additional testing and referrals with referring providers, outside hospital facilities, and genetic testing laboratories. Implements and coordinates special programs as needed to accommodate patients and providers. Performs administrative record keeping, including chart preparation and records requests, maintenance of statistics, documentation of encounter (including chart notes, progress notes, and letters, and other required paperwork for genetic tests or procedures. Develops and maintains effective relationships with patients, CFM staff, and other referring providers. Provides education and consultation to referring providers as needed with concerns about scheduling, test follow-up, or general queries about non-scheduled patients. Actively updates knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and genetic community by reading appropriate professional literature, attending educational meetings, and making use of other available resources for continuing education. Serves as resource to patients, obstetrical care providers and other clinicians on genetic counseling issues. Interacts with Cytogenetic Laboratory and other send-out laboratories. Calls normal and abnormal results to patients and providers, including calling out results to patients who have not received genetic counseling when necessary. Participates in research projects including patient recruitment, clinical data abstraction, and data entry maintenance of required computer databases and communication with principal investigator and other sites. Genetic counselors designated to see patients at satellite sites, in addition to the above duties, will be expected to assume a role of clinic coordinator and will work with the satellite site to schedule patients for genetic counseling within the framework of that clinic site. Counselors at satellite sites will also be responsible for working with referring medical staff to ensure appropriate referral for patients needing genetic counseling by means of communication with the referring provider as well as giving educational presentations to groups of providers. Performs other duties as required or assigned, including back-up coverage for other counselors when necessary. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of two years experience in the field of Genetic Counseling, is preferred Master's Degree: MS/MA with specialty in Genetics or Genetic Counseling Board Eligible or Board Certified by American Board of Genetic Counseling Full or Provisional License in Genetic Counseling in Massachusetts will be required prior to start of position Brigham and Women's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Primary Location Work Locations 75 Francis St Job Professional/Managerial Organization Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Schedule Full-time Standard Hours 40 Shift Day Job Posted Shift Description Genetic Counselor/Center for Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics/40 Hours/Days Employee Status Regular

Keywords: CTI Education Group, Boston , GENETIC COUNSELOR/DAY/40 HOURS/OBGYN, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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