Duties: The Genetic Counselor for Dr. Angela Bradbury's Telegenetics Program is responsible for providing genetic risk assessment and counseling for both clinical patients at affiliated community hospitals and participants in a variety of remote genetic counseling studies both regionally and nationally.
The Genetic Counselor A will work under the direction of Dr. Bradbury and with Telegenetics program staff members at Penn Medicine. S/he will receive training for remote counseling protocols utilizing telephone and real-time two way videoconferencing. The Genetic Counselor A will have sufficient educational experience in both cancer and complex adult-onset disease genetic counseling to become proficient (with support) in conducting genetic counseling sessions for cancer-related genetic testing and APOE genotype disclosure in the setting of a large clinical trial. The Genetic Counselor A will need to be ABGC certified or board-eligible and eligible to apply for genetic counselor state licensure.
The Genetic Counselor B will include the above as well as be expected to perform pre and post testing independently. Review medical management strategies & collaborate with physicians caring for patients & participants. Provide genetic counseling & input for research evaluating remote genetic services, clinical quality control & programmatic initiatives in the clinical program. This may include presentations for partnering community practices& research & clinical groups within the University. The Genetic Counselor B will perform genetic risk assessment, including, obtaining and analyzing appropriate family and risk factor information for disease susceptibility; applying and interpreting risk assessment models; and obtaining reviewing and confirming medical histories. Be able to work in teams but also independently to meet programmatic goals.
Qualifications: Genetics Counselor A: Master's degree in Genetic Counseling is required. State licensure to be obtained within a year of employment.
Genetics Counselor B: Master's degree in Genetic Counseling and 2 years of experience , as well as state license, are required
Reference Number: 40-27766
Salary Grade: 026/027
Employment Type: Exempt
Job Family: J-Technical/Professional Medicine/Health