Genetic Counselor II
Company: National Society of Genetic Counselors
Posted on: March 20, 2023
The Genetic Counselor shall be responsible for:
- Provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk
for specific hereditary disorders. Documents family pedigrees
entering all information into the electronic medical record.
Interprets family history, clinical and genetic findings to predict
risk to patient. Obtains and reviews medical, developmental and
family history information as part of diagnostic team.
- Screens referrals for outpatient service identifying hospital
services needed for patient and suggesting alternative measures for
utilizing these services. Responds to inquiries related to
diagnostic evaluations, hereditary risks, genetic testing and
- Assists in identifying appropriate genetic testing. Provides
education to the patients and/or families regarding the option of
testing ensuring that they understand the possible implications of
a genetic test result.
- Interprets genetic results and communicates with healthcare
providers and patients and/or families about the significance of
- Participates in comprehensive clinic for patients with blood
disorders and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to
establish an appropriate plan of care. Attends multidisciplinary
case conferences when applicable.
- Reviews available medical literature and identifies current
data useful in the care of patients and/or families.
- Supports patients and/or families in identifying resources
relating to obscure hematological conditions.
- Provides personalized and culturally sensitive genetics
services considering patients and/or families beliefs and desires
as well as ensures confidentiality.
- Assesses patients and families psychological and emotional
needs regarding their genetic risk, diagnosis and test results.
Refers to multidisciplinary team members when indicated.
- When indicated, reviews with patients and /or families
diagnosis specific recommendations for pregnancy as well as
- Documents patient related activities and relevant data in
charts and develops plans for follow-up as needed.
- Develops and presents educational materials and programs for
internal and external use. Participates in the development and
presentation of written documents and web-based materials for
genetics education programs for physicians, other health
professionals, and lay populations.
- Serves as a resource to hematology program regarding genetic
information and providing optimal genetics services to hematology
program patients and/or families. In order to qualify you must
- Master's Degree Genetic Counseling.
- Current Massachusetts license as a Genetic Counselor.
- Current Genetic Counselor certification from the American Board
of Genetic Counseling or from the American Board of Medical
Genetics and Genomics.
- At least 2 years of directly related experience. Boston
Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched
benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision
and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies,
generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan,
Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification
Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on
T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork. At least
two years of directly related experience.
Keywords: National Society of Genetic Counselors, Boston , Genetic Counselor II, Other , Boston, Massachusetts
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