Yale New Haven Health System

  • GENETIC COUNSELOR - Heart Vascular

    Job Locations US-CT-New Haven
    Job ID
    65140
    Department
    HVC HEART TX ADMIN
    Category
    RESEARCH
    Position Type
    Full Time Benefits Eligible
    Scheduled Hours
    40
    Work Schedule
    DAYS
    Work Days
    MON - FRI
    Work Hours
    8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Work Shift
    NONE
    Requisition ID
    2018-18407
  • Overview

    To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

    The Yale Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy program is seeking a qualified Genetic Counselor interested in working in program that includes a physician leader specializing in cardiomyopathies that have a hereditary component. The mission of the program is to provide outstanding integrated patient care while keeping the academic commitment to teaching and performing research in different aspects of inherited and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy genetics.

    EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

    Responsibilities

    • 1. Obtain and assess patient and family medical and psychosocial histories.
    • 2. Provide patient education, psychosocial counseling, coordinate testing, facilitate decision-making, and make referrals as necessary.
    • 3. Discuss results of diagnostic tests with program team to determine direction of counseling plans.
    • 4. Participate in weekly multidisciplinary case conference.
    • 5. Collaborate with the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Physician Leader to coordinate services.
    • 6. Develop written reports on personal and family medical histories and test results.
    • 7. May serve as a Lead Genetic Counselor to an assigned clinic for high risk patients.
    • 8. Participate in institution-wide educational activities as appropriate to role.
    • 9. Opportunities for involvement in research, teaching, and community outreach.
    • 10. Travel to outreach clinics may be required.
    • 11. May perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION


    Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from an ACGC Accredited Program.


    EXPERIENCE


    One year of experience as a genetic counselor preferred. Research experience is a plus.


    LICENSURE


    Board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) required; certification preferred. Eligible for licensure in the State of Connecticut.


    SPECIAL SKILLS


    Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work in a team focused approach.


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