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Genetic Counselor – Prenatal

Providence Health & Services

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted June 8, 2021.

Description:Providence is calling a Genetic Counselor (Prenatal, Days, Full Time) to Providence Medical Group in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.In this position you will:Coordinate all aspects of clinical genetic counseling, case management, and follow up.Provide genetic education, assessment of risks and psychosocial status, immediate and ongoing support for families, discussion of testing options with consideration of financial aspects, coordination of testing, interpretation of laboratory results, communication of findings, and appropriate clinical documentation.Participate in a general genetics with a primary focus on adult and/or pediatric genetics (depending on position) with opportunities for involvement in cardiology, neurology, cancer, cardiology, neurology, and prenatal genetic counseling, pediatric and prenatal genetic counseling.Work closely with a team consisting of medical geneticists, genetic counselors, and support staff.Coordinate and oversee clinical activities and service to ensure appropriate, quality and efficient service is delivered to patients and the medical community. Maintains open lines of communication with referring physicians, laboratories, consultants etc.Coordinate yearly clinic schedule with the Medical Director and consultants from the University of Washington/Children’s hospital and medical center. Follows recommended guidelines for regional clinic consultant clinics.Supervise data collection. Maintain, compile and report patient statistics for DOH Genetics Services section, State of Washington Birth Defects Registry, Board of Directors and other appropriate requesters.Collaborate with appropriate personnel to provide input and review of the development of yearly clinic budget and contract(s) with the DOH Genetics Services Section and other contractors that have direct effect on patient services.Conduct intake interviews, to include: Ascertain problem, concerns and reasons for referral. Take a complete medical and family history. Arrange for indicated lab tests and required medical records. Arrange for return visits as appropriate.Prepare case summaries for physicians prior to patient visits when indicated. Assist at physician patient visits by reinforcing the explanation of the diagnoses, prognosis, genetic transmission, etc.Identify psychosocial problems related to the genetic disorder. Follows-up management of psychosocial issues to include appropriate referrals.Provide primary counseling to families in cases where the situation does not require a physician visit. Provide telephone and hospital consults as requested.Prepare or assist in preparing a written summary of patient visit for the family and/or referring physician.Reinforce and discuss information given at the primary counseling visit. Makes sure results of lab tests and other consultations are obtained and arranges for family to receive results in an appropriate manner.Qualifications:Required qualifications for this position include:Master’s Degree in Genetic CounselingCurrent Washington State Genetic Counselor license, provisional license, or the ability to obtain Washington State licensure.Current certification or eligibility of certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.About the clinic you will serve.Providence Medical Group is a group of primary care, specialty care and hospital-based medical providers who serve eastern Washington in clinic locations. Our providers and staff strive to create a distinctive health care experience for each patient – one focused on trust, respect, communication and teamwork.For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/Our MissionAs expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.About UsProvidence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.Schedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Category: CounselingLocation: Washington-SpokaneReq ID: 295419

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