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Genetic Counselor

Kaiser Permanente
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Independently provides genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups 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. Administers state, regional, and local programs that provide genetic services to members.

Essential Functions:
- Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, prenatal, adult, and/or cancer referrals.
- Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost.
- Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions.
- Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
- Provides case management for complex genetics cases, including coordinating medical recommendations and management plans, testing, and ongoing counseling.
- Develops, implements, and coordinates a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, GDSP Screening Program, carrier screening, and specialty clinics) at the local or regional level.
- Follows guidelines mandated by the State of California.
- Develops and presents programs and classes for pediatric, adult, obstetric and cancer patients.
- Produces culturally sensitive and age appropriate patient and health professional education materials, and participates in community education programs.
- Develops and presents inservice education to physicians and other health care providers regarding genetic services and current medical genetics topics.
- Maintains local and regional statistics, survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.
- Maintains current knowledge of advances in the field of genetics.
- Recommends/implements enhanced clinical practice standards.
- May participate in research projects.
- Provides input into local and regional polices and guidelines and hiring of new staff.
- Identifies opportunities to reduce costs and increase services.
- Serves as preceptor for graduate genetic counseling students and medical residents.
- Other duties as assigned.

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Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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

Work Environment
Very Good
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Stress
Very Low
14/220
Growth
Very Good
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