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Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

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 counseling.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

General clinical genetics responsibilities with direct patient contact and follow up after genetics consultation, including communication with patients, families and other health care providers.

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 nomenclature.

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 and management.

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 studies.

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 care provider(s).

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 position.

As appropriate, supervise trainees in genetic counseling.

Special projects as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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




The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is the heart of the University of Maryland Medical System's downtown campus. The hospital provides comprehensive care for the West Baltimore community and tertiary care for Maryland and the surrounding area. The hospital has more intensive care beds than any other hospital in Maryland.







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Baltimore is home to many neighborhoods with distinct personalities that attract people from all over the country. There is also a strong collection of colleges and universities, as well as public and private schools. With a hometown symphony, baseball and football teams, and a variety of seafood and local charm, Baltimore serves as a comfortable yet stimulating town. PandoLogic. Keywords: Prenatal Genetic Counselor, Location: Baltimore, MD - 21201

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