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Genetic Counselor

Company: Beaumont Health
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:To provide comprehensive genetic counseling services to individuals and families seeking information about genetic conditions and to provide risk assessment. The genetic counselor practices as a part of a genetic service team, communicating genetic, medical and technical information with the knowledge and insight into the psychosocial and cultural experiences important to each patient and family.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:1. Provides genetic counseling services, evaluates patient and family health educational needs, initiates appropriate genetic risk assessment and plan appropriate screening tests.2. Assess the needs of patients, significant others and family members. Obtains insurance pre-authorization, drafts letters of medical necessity and processes billing.3. Facilitate appropriate medical and psychosocial follow-up for high-risk patients and their families. Acts as a patient or family advocate. Documents care/teaching consistent with documentation guidelines and regulatory standards.4. Communicates and collaborates with other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services. Attends and presents relevant conferences as it relates to clinical genetics and other healthcare.5. Networks locally and nationally to increase awareness of the Beaumont Clinical Genetics Program. Participates in regional and national professional organizations to promote genetics best practices.6. Participates in educational programs for other health care professionals, educators or lay public.This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.STANDARD REQUIREMENTS:1. Supports the Mission, Value and Vision of Beaumont Health (BH). Demonstrates personal commitment through active involvement in the performance improvement process.2. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers. Promotes positive public relations with patients/residents, family members, guests, and others.3. Supports and adheres to all Beaumont Health's customer service, service excellence, and performance standards. Supports and participates with all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organizations including in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress code.4. Adheres to HIPAA requirements and maintains confidentiality of all data, including patient/resident, employee and operations information.5. Supports and participates in a collaborative team-oriented environment - cooperates and works together with all co-workers, plans and completes job duties, uses appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations and follows up as appropriate regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.6. Supports, cooperates with and demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules - including universal precautions - reports and prevents/corrects unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.7. Completes all required compliance standards that may be department specific and/or identified by the organization.8. Maintains current licensure, registration and/or certification, as applicable, at all times.STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.A. Education / Training:---Masters prepared genetic counselor.---Graduate of an accredited Genetic Counseling Program.B. Work Experience:---Experience in Clinical Genetics. Two (2) years of experience in clinical genetic services preferred.C. Certification, Licensure, Registration:---Board certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counselors required. Board-eligible candidates must become board certified within two (2) years of hire/transfer date.---Active Genetic Counselor License in the State of Michigan required, or eligible for temporary licensure according to the State of Michigan guidelines.D. Other Qualifications:---Excellent written and verbal communication skills to counsel patients and write publications.---Computer knowledge W/P and basic data retrieval.WORKING CONDITIONS:A. Physical Effort: Position requires incumbent to frequently perform motor skills such as answering the telephone, writing, computer typing, and use of other office equipment. Work requires prolonged periods of sitting. May experience mental/visual fatigue from review of data, reports, etc. Requires visual acuity to focus and read/interpret data.B. Work Environment: Outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting with exposure to a variety of substances within these environments.* Beaumont Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

Keywords: Beaumont Health, Royal Oak , Genetic Counselor, Other , Royal Oak, Michigan

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