The Genetic Counselor is responsible to provide genetic counseling services to patients referred to the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to include reviewing family histories, identifying genetic and environmental risk factors, discussing risks, benefits, and limitations of genetic testing when appropriate, coordinating clinical and/or research-based testing, disclosing test results, as well as discussing options to manage any increased risks.
The Genetic Counselor position requires graduation from a Master’s level program in genetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC).
The Genetic Counselor should be Board certified or Board eligible with certification obtained within one year.
Commonwealth of PA genetic counseling license or provisional license prior to the start of employment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Deep and broad knowledge of genetics required.
Ability to translate and communicate complex information in a simple, relevant way for a broad range of audiences required.
Ability to dissect and analyze complex problems required.
In-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery required.
Interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and self-awareness preferred.
Research skills / self-education preferred.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
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