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GENETIC COUNSELOR

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Date: Mar 23, 2019

Location: BRONX, NY, US

Company: Montefiore Medical Center

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full time Genetic Counselor in the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health.
In this role under the direction of the Division Director and Senior Genetic Counselor, the successful candidate is responsible for review of family history, composition of pedigree, discussion of testing, and discussion of insurance verification of testing in conjunction with ethical, legal, and psychosocial aspects of testing.

 

Job Responsibilities:

·      Provides genetic counseling for patients and their families referred to the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics and/or Fetal Medicine High Risk Program at Montefiore Medical Center.

·      Provides tailored cancer risk assessment for the individual/family for hereditary predisposition to cancer.

·      Effectively counsels patients and their families. Interviews patients and their families to review the family history of cancer, provides individualized cancer risk assessment, and effectively provides individual and group counseling to patients and their families.

·      Reviews complex cases with the Medical Geneticist regarding patients referred for evaluation of hereditary cancer syndromes.

·      Ability to collaborate effectively as a member of the health care team and to take initiative and leadership as appropriate.

·       Effectively directs patients and their families to community agencies when appropriate. Seeks out community-based resources in order to better serve our patients.

·      Develops educational program and protocols for medical students and residents, genetics fellows and genetics counseling students. Takes an active role in educating all of the interdisciplinary team members regarding the role of genetics in providing services to our patients.

·      Provides genetics support to research studies as necessary. Effectively participates in educational activities, local and national and brings back knowledge learned to share with the division.

·      Participate in educational activities of the division, including training or medical students, resident, fellows, and genetic counselors.

·      Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

·      Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling. Board Certified/Board Eligible by the America Board of Genetics Counseling.  Will be utilized at all Women’s Health locations.

 

Department: OB/GYN Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: EINSTEIN  Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 1695 Eastchester Road, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8:30 AM-5 PM Req ID: 91370 

 

Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

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