I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides advanced clinical genetics expertise, promoting high quality standards of care for clients.
• Provides consultation and education services for health care providers and clients.
• Acts as a facilitator regarding molecular and cytogenetic testing. Independently provides genetic counseling and referral services for individuals and families at risk for or diagnosed with a genetic disorder.
• Demonstrates clinical expertise in problem-solving skills based on theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise.
II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Essential: finger dexterity, seeing, hearing, speaking, lifting usual weight of 5 pounds, pushing/pulling usual weight of 50 pounds, carrying usual weight of 10 pounds.
• Frequent: standing, walking, reaching above, at and below shoulder level, repetitive arm/hand motions.
• Occasional: sitting, stooping/bending, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking on uneven ground, squatting, twisting body, lifting and carrying weight up to 20 pounds, pushing/pulling weight up to 50 pounds, static gripping of an object for a prolonged period, frequent gripping of an object
• Operates various office and audiovisual equipment.
III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions.
• Work environment may be stressful due to multiple requests/projects and priorities.
IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
• Master’s degree in genetic counseling from an accredited program.
• Certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
• Current certification in CPR at Healthcare Professional level.
• Two (2) years experience working in the field of genetics.
• Prior Oncology experience preferred.
• Prior clinical genetic specialist/administrative/teaching experience.