Laboratory Genetic Counselor I, II, III, IV or IV

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7116776 (Ref:ccf17144304)

Posted: November 23, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Provides medical/clinical genetic services to individuals and families with a medical history with a known or suspected inherited condition. Ensures efficient patient services are provided. Develops and provides educational information and counseling, coordinates genetic testing, evaluates and determines individual and family’s needs and makes appropriate referrals based on evaluations. May conduct research and is compliant with established research standards. May contribute to manuscripts and publications related to findings, assist with grant proposals and submissions, and conduct research as a principle investigator.
Participates in education, outreach and professional development activities. Identifies opportunities for outreach to expand genetic services and works with CPGH Manager to develop these opportunities. May provide genetic counseling services within another Institute at Cleveland Clinic and/or at a Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center. Contributes to Care Path(s), where applicable.

Serves as a clinical expert and provides training and/or mentoring to less senior Genetic Counselors. Supervises student development and scheduling. Serves as “super user” on patient information systems and provides training, as needed. Shares clinical expertise by providing classroom instruction.

Responsibilities:

  • Expertise in performing genetic counseling in accordance with the American Board of Genetic Counseling Genetic Counselors’ Scope of Practice guidelines.
  • Identifies and coordinates appropriate genetic testing. 
  • Reports results to the patient and the referring provider.
  • Completes EPIC documentation and billing within established guidelines.
  • Is proficient on the electronic medical record system (EPIC).  
  • Maintains an effective system for case management.
  • Maintains patient volume.
  • Serves as GC of the Day as scheduled.
  • Liaises with laboratory representatives to build knowledge of genetic tests available in the market and makes suggestions to the clinical team.
  • Compliant with IRB processes and GMI research standards.
  • Consents patients to research protocols.
  • May assist with data collection, data entry, and/or data curation.
  • May serve as a liaison between the laboratory and healthcare providers and patients for translational research.
  • May contribute to writing of IRB protocol, informed consent, and other related research documents.
  • May write scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
  • May assist with grant proposals and submissions.
  • May conduct research as a principle investigator.
  • Identifies opportunities for outreach to expand genetic services and works with CPGH Manager to develop these.
  • May provide genetic counseling services within another Institute at Cleveland Clinic and/or at a Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center.
  • Networks with the healthcare providers in other Institutes, Family Health Centers, or community hospitals.
  • Creates educational opportunities for healthcare providers and/or patients to generate referrals.
  • Attends relevant multidisciplinary care management meetings.
  • Contributes to Care Path(s), where applicable.
  • Presents to other healthcare providers.
  • Submits an abstract or proposal for an accepted educational session for a professional medical society meeting.
  • Provides community outreach at health fairs.
  • Identify needs for new/revised educational materials and assist in creating these materials.  Contribute to the CPGH website and GMI newsletter.
  • May represent Cleveland Clinic and CPGH at at least one professional education conference per year.
  • Contributes to publications, case reports, review articles, or commentaries in peer-reviewed journals.
  • May publish original research, case reports, review articles, or commentaries in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Supervises genetic counseling students and/or other trainees.
  • Mentors other genetic counselors.
  • May supervise medical students, residents, or fellows on the genetics rotation.
  • May provide lectures to genetic counseling students.
  • May provide lectures to the CCLCM or other medical student/trainees.
  • Begins to build leadership skills by serving on a committee, task force, or special interest group for a professional society or at the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited genetic counseling training program

    Competencies (Complexity of Work):

    • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. 
    • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

    Genetic Counselor I Work Experience:

    • Knowledge of genetics and genetic counseling.

    Genetic Counselor I Certifications:

    • ACMG (American College of Medical Genetics)/ABGC (American Board of Genetic Counseling) Board eligible or certified.
    • Ohio Medical Board licensed or eligible.
    • Must obtain ACMG or ABGC certification within one year of date of hire.

    Genetic Counselor II Work Experience:

    • Minimum of three years post-graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor with demonstrated experience in a genetics clinic setting. 
    • Experience with genetic counseling billing codes and EPIC EMR system is preferred.

    Genetic Counselor III Work Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years post-graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor with demonstrated experience in a genetics clinic setting and proven record of addressing complex genetic histories.  
    • Experience with genetic counseling billing codes and EPIC EMR system is preferred. 
    • Experience with counseling for non-traditional low penetrance heritable or non-germline genetic conditions is highly beneficial.

    Genetic Counselor IV Work Experience:

    • Minimum of seven years post-graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor with demonstrated experience in genetics clinic setting and proven record of addressing complex genetic histories.
    • Program development/management experience preferred.

    Genetic Counselor V Work Experience:

    • Minimum of nine years post-graduate clinical experience as a genetic counselor with demonstrated experience in genetics clinic setting and proven record of addressing complex genetic histories.
    • Program development/management experience preferred.

    Genetic Counselor II, III, IV and V Certifications:

    • ACMG (American College of Medical Genetics) or ABGC (American Board of Genetic Counseling) Board certified.
    • Ohio Medical Board licensed.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Typical physical demands include a high degree of dexterity sufficient to operate a personal computer in the course of work, normal or corrected vision, extensive sitting and frequent walking, occasional lifting or carrying of 5 to 15 pounds.



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