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Genetic Counselor Assistant

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring a Genetic Counselor Assistant! This role will be scheduled daylight shift, Monday-Friday.
 
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  • An award-winning workplace with endless opportunities.
    • UPMC was ranked #1 for "Best Places to Work for Women & Diverse Managers" by Diversity MBA Magazine’s: 50 Out Front Companies for two years in a row.
  • A competitive benefits package that few employers can match.
    • We offer affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, and more.
    • You can also continue your education with tuition assistance, build wealth over time with our flexible retirement options, and be recognized and rewarded as you grow throughout your career!
Apply today to find out where your career can take you!
 
Purpose:
Perform administrative and basic duties necessary to assist genetic counselors in providing counseling and risk assessment for genetic conditions to patients and families.

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 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct