Genetic Counselor

Job Description:

What you will do: Coordinate, administer, and deliver medical genetics counseling to patients and families at risk for hereditary disorders. Assess recurrence risks and recommend medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Review implications with the patient and provide crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions. Educate physicians and health professionals and ensure appropriate patient referral and care. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

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Employer Highlights

  • Employee Centric: Rated #10 on Forbes Best Employer list
  • Leader in Pediatric care: U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children's No. 5 in the country among the nation's very best children's hospitals for 2016-17.
  • Transportation discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.
  • Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values and heritage

Requirements:

Required Education/Experience - Master of Science in Genetic Counseling. Required Credentials: - Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics OR Must have Active Candidate Status for the ABGC Board Examination and must successfully obtain ABGC Certification within two (2) ABGC exam cycles or within three (3) years after start of employment. - Washington State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor OR Provisional Washington State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor. Preferred: - Experience in pediatric genetics or equivalent work.


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