Provides genetic counseling to patients and their families. Collaborates with the other health team members to provide comprehensive care in care team setting. Interviews patients and relatives to obtain history relevant to patient's medical problems and assesses healthcare needs.
Reviews family and medical histories, determines relative risks, and educates patients and families about Mendelian inheritance, chromosomal risk, and principles of teratology.
Acquainted with and critical of laboratories providing diagnostic services such as chromosome analysis, molecular DNA technology, and biochemical screening.
Provides an interpretation of test results for patients, families, and referring physicians.
Discusses availability of various prenatal diagnostic options and their associated risks with patients and families.
Returns patient phone calls in response to care and needs.
Performs counseling from a genetic perspective.
Is available for short and long term care; provides support services and referrals as necessary.
Documents patient and/or family encounters for patient and referring physician.
Corresponds timely and thoroughly to referring physicians.
Maintains accurate and up to date records of results and follow ups.
Utilizes current researching resources to provide thorough and current information.
Participates in revenue cycle by ensuring authorizations and referrals are in place and notifying the Billing Associate of needs for further authorizations.
Documents correct CPT and ICD-10 codes for services provided.
Communicates effectively and courteously with and demonstrates a caring attitude toward patients and their families.
Treats all patients and their families with dignity and respect.
Acts in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner, recognizing an individual’s religious, ethical, and moral opinion/belief.
Uses standard of patient satisfaction as a measure of effectiveness.
Recognizes ethical, legal, and professional issues inherent to providing care to women experiencing a high risk pregnancy.
Provides telephone triage and makes appropriate referrals to other specialists as necessary.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Follows universal precautions and OSHA standards.
Performs other assigned duties as directed.
EDUCATION: Master’s prepared in Genetics or Genetic counseling and board eligible or board certified as a Genetic Counselor by American Board of Genetic Counseling and/or American Board of Medical Genetics.
EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of genetic counseling experience, preferably in an acute care setting.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Board certified as a Genetic Counselor. Valid AZ fingerprint clearance card may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Experience with and critical of laboratories providing diagnostic services such as chromosome analysis, molecular DNA technology, and biochemical screening
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment