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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Genetic Counselor.
In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for fulfilling the need for high case volume genetic counseling services for patients receiving care for high risk pregnancies at the NYU Langone Maternal Fetal Care Center within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
17. Performs other duties as assigned.
16. Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations core values and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
15. Participates in activities sponsored by the Department of Human Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine.
14. Develops policies and procedures involving all levels of the Maternal Fetal Care Center in responding to questions and answers regarding genetics testing and counseling.
13. Provides clinical evaluations and counseling to patients/couples with suspected or diagnosed genetic disorders.
12. Remains abreast of new and emerging technologies in fetal medicine and prenatal diagnosis.
11. Counsels patients via telephone or in person regarding results on major or minor impact diseases identified by multiplex or other panels (NGS).
10. Advises appropriate carrier testing and counseling for recessive genes common in particular ethnic groups (i.e. Jewish genetic diseases panel, hemoglobinopathies) or because of positive family history or as per recommendations of ASRM and ACMG.
9. Has advanced knowledge or develops advanced knowledge of fetal medicine including fetal anomalies, fetal infections, growth restriction, neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, fetal genetic conditions
8. Coordinates scheduled pick up of specimens
7. Fills out laboratory requisitions for genetic test on behalf of provider
6. Communicates with laboratory personnel regarding patient samples and test results to facilitate rapid processing of specimen. Communicates results of these tests to patients.
5. Assists patients in understanding the risks/benefits and alternatives of invasive testing options (CVS versus amniocentesis). Able to provide information to patients sufficient to assist physicians with the consent process prior to procedures.
4. Facilitates patient decision making on prenatal screening vs invasive prenatal diagnosis. . Has advanced knowledge in available tests (examples: first trimester screening, cell free DNA testing, and microarray testing).
3. Coordinates with patients insurance providers to determine the correct laboratory to which samples should be sent. Also communicates anticipated cost of prospective tests directly to patient after investigation with the patients insurance provider and appropriate laboratory (also depends on specific test being sent).
2. Coordinates and review results received from testing laboratories with patients. Provide insight on testing results to providers and nursing staff.
1. Provides genetic risk assessment and counseling to couples or patients who are already pregnant or are being seen for preconception counseling.
To qualify you must have a MS degree in Genetic Counseling and board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. 1. Knowledge of genetics testing as performed in a fetal medicine/prenatal diagnosis environment. 3. Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills interacting with specific patient populations affected by fertility challenges. 4. Ability to interface effectively as a member of a team and independently, with all levels of the organization and must work and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. 5. Membership in one professional organization.
Required Licenses: Certified Genetic Counselor
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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