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Genetic Counselor

Kaiser Permanente
Downey, CA 90242
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Provides genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups (including obstetric-prenatal counseling, multiple miscarriage counseling, reproductive screening and advice, newborn consultation and cancer patients) who have or are at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects.  Acts as a consultant to health care providers regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to management of their patients.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, prenatal, adult, and cancer referrals.
  • Reviews patient chart and evaluates family history through investigation of outside records, examination of affected individuals, or family testing of chromosome analysis, DNA studies, metabolic screening, etc.
  • Assesses recurrence risk and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit and cost.
  • Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling to members upon discovery of unexpected findings (e.g., malformation, biochemical disorders) regarding genetic conditions.
  • Reviews implications and discusses options with member and/or family members.  Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
  • Provides case management for complex genetic cases including coordination medical recommendations and management plans, testing and ongoing counseling.
  • Develops, implements and coordinates a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, California Prenatal Screening Program, carrier screening and specialty clinics).  Follows guidelines mandated by the State of California.
  • Produces culturally sensitive and age appropriate patient and health professional educational materials, and participates in community education programs.
  • Conducts literature search on rare genetic diseases and keeps abreast of developments in the field.
  • Develops and presents in-service education to physicians and health professional education materials, and current medical genetic topics.
  • Maintains statistics, survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.
  • Recommends and implements enhanced clinical practice standards.
  • Participates in research projects.
  • Participates in group quality assurance case conferences with the Medical Geneticist.
  • Reviews complex family pedigrees, unusual cases, abnormal AFP results, viewing of photographs, DNA studies, etc.
  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
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    Posted: 2020-03-23 Expires: 2020-04-29

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    Genetic Counselor
    1st2018 - Genetic Counselor
    Overall Rating: 1/220
    Median Salary: $74,120

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