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Genetic Counselor - Pediatric Genetics

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 1/14/22

Job Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin brings a synergy between the best medical education, research and patient care. Tomorrow’s discoveries happen right here alongside the very people who bring those lessons to our students. Every bit of knowledge, and every advancement, provides our students with an unprecedented, collaborative learning environment, and helps improve the vitality and care of our communities.

In the role of Genetic Counselor working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Genetic Counselor works with health care team to provide information, support, counseling, advocacy, case management, and referrals to families. Serves as educator and resource for other health care professionals and for the general public. May participate in research and outreach activities as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 regard 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Knowledge of clinical features and natural history of broad range of genetic diseases. Familiarity with general indications, limitations and methodology of common tests used in the field. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to conduct all activities in a professional and ethical manner and demonstrate effective behaviors as outlined in the organization-wide core competencies, including cultural competency and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.


Preferred Schedule:
Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Required Education: Master’s Degree. Graduate program must be accredited by The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.

  • Preferred Experience: Medical/patient care counseling experience preferred

Certification: Certification as a Genetic Counselor granted by the American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling or to be obtained within two years of hire.

Why MCW?

Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vison, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options

  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on things as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

For a full list of positions see: www.mcw.edu/careers

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.




Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States