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Genetic Counselor I

Description

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is hiring a full-time Genetic Counselor I to support the UPMC Clinical Genomics Laboratory! This role will be scheduled daylight shift, Monday-Friday. 
 
The UPMC Clinical Genomics Laboratory is a thriving operation comprised of a close-knit team of Technologists, Genome Analysts, and Authorization Specialists. We are looking to add a Genetic Counselor I to our team to facilitate reporting and clinical workflow, customer service and outreach, and new test development. 
 
UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match, a generous sign-on bonus of up to $15,000 to those who qualify, and have a career ladder in place that provides growth opportunities for associates to enjoy more professional challenges, promotional opportunities, and career enhancement. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!

Genetic Counselor I Sign-On Bonus Details:
$5,000 for a 1 year commitment
$7,000 for a 2 year commitment
$10,000 for a 3 year commitment
$15,000 for a 4 year commitment (must have 3 years of work experience)
 
Purpose:
Performs professional and administrative duties necessary to provide counseling and risk asessment for genetic conditions to patients and families.

Responsibilities:
  • Operate, maintain, and update the genetic databases.
  • Implement treatment plan and make the appropriate referrals to medical, nursing, social work, and psychological services.
  • Assist genetic laboratory services with interpretation and communication of results to patients and physicians.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Provide comprehensive genetic counseling at all designated sites and to patients and families referred for genetic services following the competencies established by the ABGC.
    • This includes case preparation, contracting, review of medical and family histories, creation of pedigree, genetic risk assessment, discussion of inheritance/risk/diagnosis/natural history, genetic testing options, possible result outcomes and implications for patient and family, limited related psychosocial assessment, and resource identification (disease/community/healthcare).
  • Prepare and conduct lectures/seminars on human genetics and genetic counseling for lay groups, students, and health professionals; provide clinical supervision for residents and fellows rotating through genetics.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of ongoing clinical investigations in genetics by writing and editing research manuscripts and grants; recruit and enroll patients into ongoing studies.
  • Act as mentor to genetic counseling graduate students from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
  • Responsible for maintenance of QA for the clinical genetic counseling services.
  • Communicate with patients and physicians by phone and/or in writing regarding patient care/testing, which includes interpretation of test results.
  • Serve as a resource for various health care professionals regarding genetic testing, genetically based questions, teratogens, and genetic medical information.
  • Coordinate genetic testing and insurance coverage for genetic testing of genetics patients.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited institution.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certified genetic counselor who holds or is eligible for PA licensure OR:
  • After hire must be eligible to apply for a temporary provisional genetic counselor license within PA and must successfully obtain full licensure within 2 years of being hired.
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Certified Genetics Counselor
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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