Create, develop and implement specialized clinical practice in the specific area of genetics. Work independently and function as part of a medical genetics team under the supervision of a medical geneticist.
Duties and Responsibilities:
a. Gather and review pertinent medical records and preparation for clinic visit. b. Take a family pedigree and medical history and interpretation of the same. c. Participate in clinic evaluation of patient. d. Provide information about the medical genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns, and risk of occurrence and reoccurrence. e. Provide information and education to patients/families about available options and diagnosis where appropriate. f. Prepare case summaries and genetic counseling letter. g. Coordinate schedule of appointments. h. Train and supervise graduate genetic counseling students and/or outside learners in their clinical experiences. I. Conduct research in the field of genetic counseling. j. Act as a liaison for genetic counseling within the medical center, interacting with other departments and participating in clinical conferences as required. k. Maintain and improve current knowledge of complex genetic issues, attend appropriate lectures, conferences, rounds, and regional/national meetings l. Maintain required continuing education credits as defined by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Master’s level health professional who has received training from one of the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) certified, graduate training programs.
Board Certification or board eligible by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). Preferably licensed by State of Tennessee in genetic counseling.
Internal Number: UHS-19826
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