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Genetics Counselor

Company: Vitalant
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: October 6, 2019

Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Provide before and after genetic testing support. Collects appropriate clinical and family information from clients necessary for scheduling of appropriate tests, proper interpretation of test results and preparation of final reports. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs all assigned duties in compliance with internal SOPs and external regulations. Brings compliance issues to the attention of management. Assures quality customer service to all customers. Maintains good attendance and punctuality per the absence policy. Directs the genetic counseling of patients with hemophilia, related bleeding disorders, and hereditary thrombosis at the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania. Provides genetic counseling and family planning information for pregnant women of families affected by congenital bleeding or thrombotic disorders. Elicits and documents family history of bleeding/thrombotic disorders. Explains diagnostic and screening tests and reproductive options including associated risks, benefits, and limitations. Obtains appropriate informed consent for genetic testing of patients and families at the Hemophilia Center of Western PA. Oversees results of testing with families, including informative and non-informative data, and implications for future offspring. Prepares reports, correspondence, and maintains charts with genetic information. Works with psychosocial staff to assure care and clarity in discussion with families. Maintains an updated pedigree for each affected patient/family. Maintains an updated pedigree for each affected patient/family. Performs all other duties, at the discretion of management, as assigned. REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge/Education Master's or Ph.D. in Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Medical Genetics (ABGC) or American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited training program is preferred. If the employee is not yet board certified, he/she must be actively pursuing board certification. The equivalency of the training must adhere to the ABGC guidelines for special consideration status OR three or more years of clinical practice in genetic counseling, fulfillment of training adhering to the ABGC guidelines for special consideration status is required. Licenses/ Certifications None. Experience Relevant work experience is required. One year of clinical experience as a board eligible genetic counselor or genetic counselor intern preferred. Skills/Abilities Must possess the skills and abilities to successfully perform all assigned duties and responsibilities. Must be able to maintain confidentiality. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate with patients and families about sensitive medical issues. Microsoft office, Windows XP, Progeny. *********************************************************************************************** Blood Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Our organization is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to accommodation@bloodsystems.org or call 1-844-220-2612 to let us know the nature of your request. A representative will respond to accommodation requests within two business days. Please note that this email/phone number is for medical/disability accommodations only and any other inquiries will not receive a response. Please see the below information about applicant rights and our commitment to compliance: EEO is the Law EEO is the Law Supplement Pay Transparency e-Verify All candidates who receive a conditional written offer of employment will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test in accordance with the Company's established guidelines.

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