Genetic Counseling Assistant

Job ID: J117948
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Performs basic clinical and administrative functions to support genetic counseling and risk assessment for individuals at risk.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates and updates patient pedigrees in risk assessment software. (20%)
  • Assists genetics counselors in communication of normal test results to patients and physicians. (20%)
  • Administers patient intake forms and completes family histories. (20%)
  • Retrieves patient MR, scans EHR, performs maintenance on genetic counseling data. (20%)
  • Assists with the creation of patient education, lecture and seminar materials. (10%)
  • Assists in clinical investigations by performing literature searches. (5%)
  • Performs other duties assigned. (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor's degree in genetics/genetics counseling, biology, psychology, chemistry, or other health/science related field

Preferred

  • Current or planned enrollment in an accredited Master of Science in Genetics Counseling program

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