Lead Genetics Counselor

Job ID: J135534
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Allegheny General Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 7, 2018

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides oversight and professional genetic counseling services to patients and their families.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides genetic counseling and support to patients and families regarding genetic disorders and birth defects. (20%)
  • Obtains and documents appropriate family history, including information that is known prior to, during, and after the counseling session. (20%)
  • Coordinates all genetic testing including designating appropriate laboratories for testing and performs follow up on abnormal tests results. (20%)
  • Identifies families at risk and investigates the problem present in the family. Interprets information about the disorder and analyzes inheritance patterns and the risks of recurrence. Reviews available options with the family. (20%)
  • Acts as a professional/community resource. (5%)
  • Researches current advances in the field of genetics/genetics counseling. (5%)
  • Provides oversight and serves as the subject matter expert related to genetics counseling. (10%)
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master’s Degree in genetics
  • Board certification or eligibility as a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Genetics required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4 years’ experience

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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