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Genetics Counselor

Carle Foundation
Urbana

Job Description

*$5,000 Sign on Bonus*
Relocation offered for greater than 50 miles
External Candidates Only

Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group are looking for additional Genetic Counselors for our Pediatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Cancer Center departments.

Participate in the delivery of routine Medical Genetics functions by delivering both outpatient and inpatient care regarding genetic risk, diagnosis and testing.

Teaching and research opportunities available with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, coming in 2018.

Flexible scheduling

Large referral base and experienced support staff

Pediatric Specialty work includes care of inpatient and outpatient Pediatric, Level III NICU, Cleft Lip and Palate clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic patients

Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) work will ensure proper operations of the genetic component of our Fetal Care Center and outreach clinics.

Specialty support on site includes; MFM, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Hospitalist service, as well as additional adult and pediatric specialties such as Cardiology, Psychology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology, and Sleep.

Qualifications:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Masters degree from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required. Accredited genetic counseling training program or equivalent.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

Certification or eligibility for certification by the ABGC or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) required. Illinois state licensure of ability to obtain Illinois state licensure required. Temporary Licensed Genetic Counselor must be licensed within 90 days.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Communication skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal and counseling skills, psychosocial assessment skills and professional ethics and values.

Essential Functions:

Documents all patient interaction, significant observations, interventions, and actions taken in the patient's medical record.
Provides genetic counseling to patients and families regarding genetics risk, diagnosis, and diagnostic testing.
Serves as a clinical resource person and effectively shares clinical expertise with staff, students, and community in both formal and informal teaching sessions.
Temporary Licensed Genetic Counselors shall practice only under the supervision of a qualified supervisor.
Documents all patient interaction, significant observations, interventions, and actions taken in the patient's medical record
Provides genetic counseling to patients and families regarding genetics risk, diagnosis, and diagnostic testing
Serves as a clinical resource person and effectively shares clinical expertise with staff, students, and community in both formal and informal teaching sessions
Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes
Assess patients' psychological or emotional needs in managing test outcomes.
Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians.

Employment Type

Full - Time

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