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Genetic Counselor Assistant

  • Job ID: 514976429
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65857 POP18 PEDS Genetics
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.92 to $28.44 / hour

Description

Perform administrative and basic duties necessary to assist genetic counselors in providing counseling and risk assessment for genetic conditions to patients and families.

General pediatrics exposure working with genetic counselors, great experience for grad school applicants and career opportunities within UPMC following graduation. For full time positions they can keep their job and transition to casual if they are accepted to University of Pittsburgh GC Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in clinical investigations in genetics by performing literature searches as well recruiting patients to enroll in ongoing studies.
  • Assist genetic counselors in preparing and organizing materials for genetics lectures/seminars.
  • Enter patient data into computer software.
  • Coordinate insurance coverage for genetic testing of patients.
  • Create and upgrade patient pedigrees.
  • Assist genetic counselors by communicating normal test results to patients and physicians by phone and/or in writing.
  • Perform necessary administrative duties- answer phone calls, assist patients in scheduling appointments, administer patient intake forms and complete family histories.
  • Responsible for alerting the genetic counselor if the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient are necessary.
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the genetic databases.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in genetics/genetic counseling, biology, chemistry, or other science/ health-related field required.
  • Experience in medical facility, currently in or completion of genetics rotations clinical program preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products required.
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with patients and families.
  • Must also possess strong organization and multi-tasking skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

 

 

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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