Genetics Counselor

Job Description:

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.

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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