Elicits pertinent medical, genetic and family history information and interpret the significance for use in pattern recognition, risk assessment and genetic counseling.
Coordinates appropriate laboratory tests and convey results and analysis to patients and physician, including results requiring action.
Provides information regarding etiology, inheritance, incidence/carrier risks, and natural history/prognosis for genetic conditions and diseases.
Facilitates patients’ understanding of genetic, medical, and psychosocial issues including risks, testing options and procedures, and test results/implications.
Evaluates the psychosocial and functional needs of patients/families.
Designs and implements appropriate care plans and monitor patient outcomes. Meets all documentation requirements for patient medical records. Incorporates medical and genetic literature into clinical practice.
Manages patient appointments and prepares families for initial visit by providing information on services.
Facilitates patient access to other medical services, agencies and community resources as appropriate.
Provides grief and crisis counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Formulates genetic testing and/or medical recommendations in collaboration with physician team.
Facilitates referrals for other family members who seek information in regards to Genetic Testing.
Evaluates patient/family outcomes and modify genetic testing/medical recommendations as needed.
Facilitates educational experience of medical students and residents rotating through the Genetics Center.
Provides genetics consultation and education to health care providers and the community.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Masters Degree in Genetics, Genetic Counseling or related field. Graduate program must be accredited by The American Board of Genetic Counseling.
One year of progressively responsible experience in clinical genetics and/or medical/patient care counseling preferred. Recent graduates should apply.
Preferred Field of Study:
Board Eligible or Certified Genetic Counselor through the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Experience in pedigree analysis and risk assessment preferred.
This position at the Medical College of Wisconsin will be based at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Genetics Center.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin (www.mcw.edu):
The Medical College offers medical, master’s, doctorates, master of public health and master of art degrees. The Medical College works with national and international medical specialty societies and community hospitals to accre...dit approximately 200 continuing medical education activities annually for physicians and other health professionals.
About Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (www.chw.org):
Children’s Hospital is a 306-bed freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the care of children. Children’s Hospital is part of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Medical College and is affiliated with several schools of nursing.
Diversity, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Confidentiality Statement
Employment in this position may be contingent upon successfully completing a background and criminal history check, caregiver background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check Law, physical examination, and / or driving record check. The Medical College of Wisconsin is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. The Medical College of Wisconsin defines diversity as a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of individual differences in an environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement. The diversity of MCW continues to be an important source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments. Employees that have access to MCW, affiliate, subsidiary, or student data or Protected Health Information (PI), or research protected information are obligated to protect the confidentiality and proper use and access of this information in order to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, unnecessary identification, or security breaches. This job description is not an employment contract and the Medical College of Wisconsin may modify this document at any time.