Please have candidates apply to requisition 33035
The Genetics Counselor will work closely with the MD geneticist(s) during medical genetic consultation with individuals and families who have and/or are at risk for birth defects/genetic disorders. The Genetics Counselor will interpret medical information, analyze inheritance patterns; analyze risks; and help patients understand and adapt to heir diagnoses. The Genetics counselor will offer genetic testing, education and support.
- 1. Elicits a detailed three to four generation family history which includes pertinent medical, environmental, reproductive, developmental and psychosocial information.
- Identifies, organizes, and synthesizes pertinent medical genetic information.
- Conveys information about the genetic condition/birth defect under consideration including etiology, natural history, prognosis as well as available or recommended treatment/management options.
- Calculates risks related to exposure to teratogens as well as recurrence risks associated with the clinical genetic diagnosis.
- Explains technical and medical aspects of genetic diagnostic and screening methods including reproductive testing options.
- Provides support for patients/families throughout the genetic counseling process. The counselor will offer psychosocial support and facilitate adjustment of the patient/pertinent family members to the diagnosis and/or recurrence risks. Anticipates/identifies possible areas of conflict/difficulty and refer for additional psychosocial support as needed.
- Identifies and accesses appropriate local, regional and national resources and services for individuals/families with genetic disorders.
- Facilitates the identification of a course of action for patients and/or family members which is appropriate in view of their risks, family goals as well as their religious, ethical and social beliefs.
- Maintains required continuing education credits as defined by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Master's degree in genetic counseling form an ABGC accredited training program.
- Board certification/eligibility through the ABGC or American Board of Medical Genetics.
- One year of experience as a Genetics Counselor or equivalent education/experience preferred.
Skill and Abilities
- Preferred candidate will be highly organized and must have attention to detail.
- Ability to multi-task effectively.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
- No additional working conditions/physical demands provided.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
To apply, please visit: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=33035&lang=en
Weill Cornell Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. The doctors and scientists of Weill Cornell Medicine—faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Weill Cornell Physician Organization—are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Weill Cornell Medicine faculty provide comprehensive patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. Weill Cornell Medicine is also affiliated with Houston Methodist.