Genetic Counselor Job at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

Description: Job Summary:Provides genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups (including obstetric-prenatal counseling, multiple miscarriage counseling, reproductive screening and advice, newborn consultation and cancer patients) who have or are at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects. Acts as a consultant to health care providers regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to management of their patients.Essential Responsibilities:Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, prenatal, adult, and cancer referrals.Reviews patient chart and evaluates family history through investigation of outside records, examination of affected individuals, or family testing of chromosome analysis, DNA studies, metabolic screening, etc.Assesses recurrence risk and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit and cost.Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling to members upon discovery of unexpected findings (e.g., malformation, biochemical disorders) regarding genetic conditions.Reviews implications and discusses options with member and/or family members. Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.Provides case management for complex genetic cases including coordination medical recommendations and management plans, testing and ongoing counseling.Develops, implements and coordinates a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, California Prenatal Screening Program, carrier screening and specialty clinics). Follows guidelines mandated by the State of California.Produces culturally sensitive and age appropriate patient and health professional educational materials, and participates in community education programs.Conducts literature search on rare genetic diseases and keeps abreast of developments in the field.Develops and presents in-service education to physicians and health professional education materials, and current medical genetic topics.Maintains statistics, survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.Recommends and implements enhanced clinical practice standards.Participates in research projects.Participates in group quality assurance case conferences with the Medical Geneticist.Reviews complex family pedigrees, unusual cases, abnormal AFP results, viewing of photographs, DNA studies, etc.Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed. Basic Qualifications: Experience N/A Education Masters degree in Genetic Counseling or complete degree prior to employment. License, Certification, Registration Genetic Counselor License (California) required at hire OR Temporary Genetic Counselor License (California) required at hire National Provider Identifier Genetic Counselor Certificate required at hire Additional Requirements:Knowledge of Federal, State and Local requirements.Demonstrated analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.Previous experience or knowledge of crisis intervention and interviewing techniques.Experience in development of educational programs in human and medical genetics.Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.For temporary Genetic Counselor license, must work under the general supervision of a licensed genetic counselor or licensed physician: expiration is after 24 months or 30 days after notification that applicant has failed the ABGC certification exam and it cannot be renewed (whichever comes first) Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of computer operations preferred. Primary Location: California,Los Angeles,4900 Sunset Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01NUENon Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Pasadena-So. Los Robles Admin - Genetics - 0806 Pay Range: $48.05 - $58.5 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing. Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest Load More

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