Genetic Counselor

MCG Health Inc Augusta, GA
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Genetic Counselor

Work Location:Ambulatory Care CenterReq Number:10848 Department Name:6975 Genetics ScreeningShift:DayPosition Status:Full TimeEmployment Status:Regular

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Position Description

Basic Function: Under the clinical direction of the Section Chiefs, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the administrative direction of the Administrative Director, Women's Health and Departmental Administrator, Department ofObstetrics and Gynecology, the genetic counselor provides genetic education, counseling, and psychological support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders, or those who may be at risk for birth defects or genetic disorders. Identifies families at risk, interprets information about conditions and testing, analyzes inheritance patterns, and reviews available options for families. May coordinate and support research activities within area of expertise. This position is split 80% with High Risk/MFM and 20% REI.

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements (Education, Experience, Licensure, Skills):Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from an accredited program - Required Board Eligible for Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) - Required or Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally.

Preferred Requirements

Three years experience directly related to duties and responsibilities - Preferred. Certified G