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Genetic Counselor -Rockford, 80hrs/2wks, Monday-Friday

Company: Mercyhealth
Location: Rockford
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

Genetic Counselor, Riverside, Day Shift, 80 hours, Up to $10,000 sign on bonus for those who qualify.Beginning Summary- Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:* Employee engagement, empowerment and growth* Teamwork toward our common goal - providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better* An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organizationDepartment/Skill highlights* Riverside Javon Bea Hospital, Genetics department* Partner with other genetic counselors, geneticists and genetics team to provide genetic counseling services to our diverse patient population. * Will need to have experience in cancer, prenatal, pediatric and cardio genetics. * Will perform Benefits Investigations, Track genetic results, enter Prior Authorizations and track their progress.Essential duties and Responsibilities* Facilitates comprehensive patient care in Medical Genetics or Oncology services. Includes: Provides description of genetic counseling process during initial patient contact, gathers relevant information including medical records/family history and obtains appropriate current medical literature. Ensures the distribution of a summary letter to the patient and referral source in a timely fashion.* Assists/conducts counseling session: Coordinates further care and follow-up.* Participates in community and professional education. Accommodates the majority of requests by community and professional groups for lectures. Organizes and presents educational conference as funding is available and need is demonstrated.* Participates in obtaining and utilizing grant funding as it is available. Ensures maximal use of grant funds.* Promotes public awareness of the regional genetics service. Functions as a regional community resource for genetic disease-related inquiries.* Maintains patient data for yearly statistics. Maintains documentation of the number of referrals, the referral source and patient demographic information. Maintains statistics on indication for referral and diagnosis.* Attends continuing education programs, attending appropriate educations seminars on an yearly basis, as funding permits.* Maintains current educational materials. Maintains up-to-date patient educational materials in sufficient quantities and maintains current medical resources used by the department staff and other medical professions.* Provide genetic counseling and medical care as needed for positive newborn screen cases. Provides information to the State of IL NBS program, as needed per department.* Act as an educational resource/mentor for individuals interested in medicine and the field of medical genetics.* Provide genetic counseling services that follow the code of ethics guidelines established by the NSGC/ABGC.Education and Experience Master's level Genetics Counselor degreeCertifications/Licensure Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required.Licensure as required by states of Illinois and Wisconsin.Special Physical Demands The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.Location: Winnebago -- GENETICSSchedule: Active Full Time Salaried (80 ppp) FTE 1.0, Day, 8a-5p

Keywords: Mercyhealth, Rockford , Genetic Counselor -Rockford, 80hrs/2wks, Monday-Friday, Other , Rockford, Illinois

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