Genetic Counselor
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network - Bethlehem, PA

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The Genetic Counselor provides comprehensive genetic counseling to patients and their families. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

1. Interprets and discusses laboratory results with patients and their referring physicians.

2. Implements treatment plans and makes the appropriate referrals.

3. Educates lay groups, students and health professionals by preparing and conducting lectures.

4. Provides information regarding risk for hereditary cancer susceptibility, including but not limited to hereditary beast, ovary and colon cancer syndromes.

5. Takes a detailed family and medical history and discusses associated risk factors.

6. Maintains current knowledge of developments in the field of genetics through peer association, review of literature, attendance at seminars and conferences.

7. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.

8. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements

9. Demonstrates/models the Network’s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).

10. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.

11. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.

12. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.

13. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.

Job Qualifications:

Physical/Sensory requirements:

Sitting up to 6 hours/day; 1hour at a time. Standing up to 1 hour/day, 10 minutes at a time. Walking up to 3 hours/day, 10 minutes at a time. Continually use fingers and hands to manipulate objects. Frequently lift and carry objects up to 10 lbs. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, peripheral and depth perception. Needs to be able to use eyes to focus on the same object throughout the day.

QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM) EDUCATION: Master of Science, Medical Genetic/Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics. Certification as genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One-year experience preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Sunday, hours as assigned.

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