Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Posted on: July 1, 2020
The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of
Pediatrics is recruiting a Genetic counselor (Research, Prenatal,
Cancer, Pediatric, and Adult) to work as members of a health care
team, providing information and support to families who have
members with birth defects or a genetic disorder and to families
who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. They
identify families at risk, investigate the problem present in the
family, interpret information about the disorder, analyze
inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence and review available
options with the family.
Genetic Counselors also provide supportive counseling to families,
serve as patient advocate and refer individuals and families to
community or state support services. They serve as educators and
resource people for other health care professionals and for the
general public. Genetic Counselors may also work in an
administrative capacity and may engage in research activities
related to the field of medical genetics and genetic
General clinical genetics responsibilities with direct patient
contact and follow up after genetics consultation, including
communication with patients, families and other health care
Responsibilities may also include genetic laboratory support,
including communication with patients and providers about genetic
testing and results.
Triage patient referrals or professional inquiries for genetic
consultation, including ascertainment of acuity of problem
(especially if time sensitive as in pregnancy or newborn screening)
and of the type of evaluation required (e.g. cancer, prenatal,
pediatric, adult, etc).
Obtain and evaluate a detailed pedigree using standardized
Obtain patient history and review and analyze pertinent records,
including medical records, and research records.
Analyze and interpret information obtained from any appropriate
resource materials relevant to each case for diagnostic evaluation
Provide comprehensive information to families and to health care
providers regarding the etiology, inheritance, incidence/carrier
risks, and natural history/prognosis for genetic condition/diseases
in culturally appropriate terms that each will comprehend.
Serve as a patient advocate by assisting family with referrals for
services, assisting administrative team as needed with special
scheduling issues and determination of financial
coverage/authorization for special tests, and identifying research
Participate in follow-up by tracking test results, reviewing as
appropriate with the M.D. team member and conveying those results
to patients (or contacting family if necessary) and the primary
Educate primary and other health care providers.
Document all patient-related activities in medical records.
Participate in case conferences, in services, and in teaching,
including continuing education events which are relevant to the
As appropriate, supervise trainees in genetic counseling.
Special projects as needed.
Master's degree in genetics/genetic counseling from an
Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling accredited program
and/or Active Board Certification or Board eligibility by the
American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Two years or more of relevant experience in general pediatric
genetics and/or inborn errors of metabolism preferred.
UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected
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