Genetic Counselor

Northern Westchester Hospital Tarrytown , NY 10591

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

Assesses and counsels patients with genetic disorders and/or at risk for inherited conditions. Collaborates with healthcare providers to implement appropriate testing and treatment for various genetic disorders.

Responsibilities Include:
1.Assesses and counsels patient and/or family members with genetic disorder(s) and/or at risk for inherited conditions.

  • Obtains and reviews relevant patient medical records.

  • Interviews patient and/or family members to obtain pedigree data and medical history.

  • Analyzes and interprets information to identify genetic disorder and/or calculation of risk. Recommends and facilitates further testing, as indicated.

  • Informs patient and/or family members of genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns, and risk of occurrence/reoccurrence.

  • Counsels patient and/or family members on course of disorder, treatment options, support programs, and related resources.
    2.Collaborates with healthcare providers to implement appropriate testing and treatment for various genetic disorders.

  • Receives and screens calls from healthcare providers and related referral sources.

  • Facilitates scheduling of patient consultations and/or additional testing, as indicated.

  • Performs follow-up activities to ensure indicated tests are performed in a timely manner and results are obtained.

  • Ensures results are communicated to referring physician. Prepares and distributes related documentation.
    3.Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Master'sDegree in Genetics Counseling, required.

  • Priorrelated experience in a healthcare setting, required.

Abilityto communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and families ofdiverse cultural backgrounds, required.


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