Yale New Haven Health System

GENETIC COUNSELOR-Per Diem

US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
58972
Department
ANTENATAL TESTING
Category
CLINICAL – ALL OTHER
Position Type
Casual/Per Diem Non-Benefits Eligible
Work Schedule
AS NEEDED
Work Days
AS NEEDED PER DIEM M-F
Work Hours
AS NEEDED
Work Shift
N/A
Requisition ID
2017-12546

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Consults with patients and other health professionals regarding incidence of congenital abnormalities, mental retardation and inherited disease and the implications for the patients and their families. Coordinates genetic services at Bridgeport Hospital and acts as a liaison with Yale Genetic Services. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

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Responsibilities

  • 1. Provides genetic counseling services as clinically indicated to referral patients.
    • 1.1 Determines the patients risk for genetic consequences and need for genetic testing with 100% accuracy as indicated by quarterly random review of files.
  • 2. Functions as a resource person to health care professionals and to the general public.
    • 2.1 Regularly prepares lectures and written materials to educate health care professionals as observed by supervisor.
  • 3. Maintains current knowledge of genetic technology.
    • 3.1 Attends national and local in-service meetings to enhance knowledge base and to network with leading genetic professionals as documented by the employee continuing education record.
  • 4. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by hospital policy.
    • 4.1 Completes dictated report of patient contact within the week 80-85% of the time as indicated by random quarterly chart review.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


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EXPERIENCE


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SPECIAL SKILLS


Masters Degree required, Board Certified Genetic Counselor or Board eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are occasionally required to stand and walk. They must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. They are occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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