Education: Graduate from a program in genetics counseling as determined by the Accreditation Council forGeneticsCounseling.
Certification: Possess and maintain certification as ageneticscounselor through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Experience: One year of experience as a Certified Genetic Counselor after graduation.
Perform a full range ofgeneticscounseling, both independently and in association with Maternal-Fetal Specialists, for patients at risk of chromosomal, inheritable or acquired birth defects.
Provide genetic counseling services for a variety of indications, including advanced maternal age, abnormal maternalserum-alpha-fetoprotein(MSAFP) screening, abnormal fetal ultrasound, significant family history of birth defect or inheritable disease or exposure toknownteratogen.
Serve as a resource for health care providers, providing information regarding prenatal testing as well asassessmentofneedfor genetic counseling.
Collaborate and coordinate with other departments such as Pediatrics to maintain continuity of care.