Kadlec Genetic Counselor, Hourly - Perinatal Center in Richland, Washington
Kadlec Regional Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a Genetic Counselor, Hourly to join our growing Perinatal Center team located in Richland, Washington!
Shift Details: 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week), Part Time, Day Shift,
Master's Degree from an accredited educational institution
Washington State Genetic Counselor Licensure
Current ABGC/ABMG Certification
If no ABGC/ABMG Certification, must obtain within one year from date of hire into the position.
- 2 years clinical experience
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
As a Genetic Counselor (hourly) you will work as a member of the team and is responsible for providing accurate and comprehensive genetic counseling to a diverse client population, and their families, while following established genetic counseling practice guidelines and procedures to assist the patients in making complicated and informed decisions about their health and wellness. Counseling may include preconception, prenatal, pediatric and adult in-patient and out-patient clients. The Genetic Counselor (hourly) will stay current with medical genetics and genetic technology in order to provide clients with accurate information about genetic disorders and birth defects.
Embraces Planetree Philosophy to provide a safe, comfortable, therapeutic patient centered environment.
Understands, embraces, and instills the Kadlec Clinic Guiding Principles.
Provides comprehensive genetic counseling to each appropriate patient referred:
Reviews referrals and, when necessary, researches via books, medical journals and reliable online resources in advance of appointment.
Obtains a detailed family history and medical documentation in order to provide accurate risk assessment.
Provides nondirective genetic counseling based on risk assessment.
Discusses the pros and cons of testing and assist in interpretation of complex testing results.
Facilitates genetic testing when indicated, including pretest counseling and consent, sample collection, interpretation and reporting of test results and follow up.
Provides a detailed consultation letter to the referring provider.
Follows-through with supportive counseling prior, during and after the testing process with each client.
Provides multidisciplinary genetic counseling services for the community in accordance with appropriate practice guidelines, policies and procedures:
Preconception – Carrier screening, family history counseling, recurrent miscarriages and fertility workup.
Prenatal- AMA, APA, teratogens, positive serum screening, abnormal ultrasounds and family history counseling.
Neonatal/pediatric – Abnormal newborn screening (metabolic or hearing loss), multifactoral birth defects and syndrome workup.
Adult – Hereditary cancer syndromes.
Interacts and communicates regularly with medical specialists such as perinatologists, neonatologists and oncologists.
Demonstrates respect and understanding of all departmental positions.
Serves as a resource for genetic information for referring physicians, ARNPs, PAs and midwives.
Provides genetic education to appropriate audiences when requested (both medical and community).
Maintains appropriate client interaction and confidentiality in appliance with HIPPA guidelines.
Documents patient interactions, in person, by telephone, fax or email in accordance with the guidelines established by Kadlec Medical Center in accordance with HIPPA.
Reviews medical journals and literature related to medical genetics.
Contributes to quality/development of clinical services through input with practice guidelines and participation on project teams.
Participates in unit and house-wide quality improvement activities in order to improve patient care and comply with regulatory groups such as Leapfrog and Core Measures.
Attends continuing education classes, in-services, grand rounds, annual genetics meetings and routinely reviews medical literature, including mandatory attendance at the quarterly WA State Genetics Advisory Committee and Provider Group Meetings and should attend at least one major medical genetics conference per year to maintain National Society of Genetic Counselor’s Certification.
Maintains WA State Genetic Services Database and provides annual minimum dataset.
Promotes genetic counseling services and maintain good communication with Kadlec hospital department staff.
Promotes genetic counseling services among referring medical providers and community health departments by providing presentations, brochures and educational materials.
Communicates with the Billing Department to ensure highest reimbursement rates on services provided.
Works with the major third party payers in the area to obtain and maintains preferred provider status for billing.
Promotes Kadlec as a Washington State Regional Genetics Clinic.
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Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here: https://kadlec.jobs/about-us/
Job Category: Counseling
Req ID: 296043