Certified Genetics Counselor

Date Posted
10/10/2018

City
Fort Leonard Wood

State
MO

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description

Certified Genetics Counselor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Master’s Degree.
  • Education: Graduate from a program in genetics counseling as determined by the Accreditation Council for Genetics Counseling.
  • Certification: Possess and maintain certification as a genetics counselor through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
  • Experience: One year of experience as a Certified Genetic Counselor after graduation.

Core Duties:

  • Perform a full range of genetics counseling, 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 maternal serum-alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) screening, abnormal fetal ultrasound, significant family history of birth defect or inheritable disease or exposure to known teratogen.
  • Serve as a resource for health care providers, providing information regarding prenatal testing as well as assessment of need for genetic counseling.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other departments such as Pediatrics to maintain continuity of care.


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