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Job Details

GENETICS COUNSELOR 1 MICC

Company name
University of Washington, Bothell

Salary
$4,812 - $6,681 per hour

Location
Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Biotech, Sciences, Counseling, Education

Posted on
Sep 12,2019

Valid Through
Dec 26,2019

Profile

Shift:

First Shift

UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.

ur Maternal and Infant Care Clinic has an outstanding opportunity available for a full-time, day shift, GENETICS COUNSELOR 1

to provide genetic counseling services to patients and/or families in a preconception/prenatal setting. Under general direction, analyze and interpret family and personal health histories, prenatal ultrasound, maternal serum screening, and other genetic test results. Assess individual and/or reproductive risk and counsel clients with complex genetics problems such as abnormal ultrasound findings, abnormal maternal serum screen results, consanguinity, teratogen exposure, recurrent pregnancy loss, and/or family history of hereditary and chromosome abnormalities. Provide clinical care and/or instruction in genetics and genetic counseling.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide genetic counseling services to patients and/or families in a preconception/prenatal setting

Assist medical geneticist on behalf of the patient in identifying a list of possible disorders that could adversely affect a fetus and determine patient management needs including further testing, treatment or medical procedures

Discuss prognosis and management options with patient and primary caregiver and develop patient management plan

Compile complete family history; obtain and review medical records; assess risk of genetic disease and provide grief and crisis counseling to individuals and/or families

Based on family medical history, records, testing, discuss with patients and their families the risks involved in pregnancy and options for further testing and/or treatment to pursue ; explain disease signs and symptoms, probability of recurrence, prognosis, diagnostic methods/procedures, alternate courses of action and available options including further testing, treatment or pregnancy termination

Identify which test to perform to address the specific condition or disorder evident in the medical history

Recommend genetic testing for patients and partners. May recommend specialized genetic testing for rare syndromes and metabolic disorders for patients and their partners who are either pregnant or considering having children and who have conditions or medical histories that could adversely affect a pregnancy

Coordinate ordering of test i.e. blood screen, placenta testing, etc. and disclosure of results; identify additional family members to be tested for potential carrier genes

Coordinate the handling and shipping of human samples for specialized genetic testing with outside laboratories

Provide follow-up patient care

Provide written documentation of clinic visit to referring providers;

Work as part of a team with perinatology, radiology, neonatology, social services, clergy, health providers and other appropriate resources. Make appropriate referrals as necessary

Assess possible ethical concerns

Perform other duties as required

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

REQUIREMENTS:

A Master's Degree in genetics counseling or a related field from a program accredited by a national certification board for medical genetics personnel

AND

One year of professional genetic counseling experience, or equivalent (student internship acceptable).

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability

, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu

Company info

University of Washington, Bothell
Website : http://www.bothell.washington.edu/

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