Yale New Haven Health System


    Job Locations US-CT-Bridgeport
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  • 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.

    At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

    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.



    • 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.




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




    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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