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Loyola Genetic Counselor Coordinator - Women's Health - Maywood & Oakbrook Terrace - 00268669 in Maywood, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/8103529 nEmployment Type: n

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The Coordinator of genetic counseling services (coordinator) will lead the genetic counseling team, overseeing the IDPH Genetic Counseling Grant at Loyola and its associated sites. The coordinator will work with physicians and administration to help expand the program. This individual will coordinate the genetics schedule between genetic counselors. They will mentor new genetic counselors and provide clinical supervision of new employees. The coordinator will also be the primary contact for medical student and resident education coordination. Performs all duties of a cancer genetic counselor and provide excellent patient care within a multidisciplinary setting.

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PROGRAM COORDINATION- Directs the Women's Health Genetics Evaluation Program, including case management and delegation of duties. Supervises work, evaluates performance, and provides training for genetic counselors on staff and genetic counselors in training. Develops and implements genetic counseling policies and protocols as needed. Coordinates interdepartmental communications and collaborations. Oversees the clinical education for genetic counseling graduate students, medical students, and residents. Organizes and assigns presentations for physicians and the community.

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Responsible for the collection, analyzation and reporting of demographic and test-related data for IDPH as part of the Genetic Services grant. A) Responsible for quarterly progress reports, annual summary of services and reapplication of grant to IDPH. B.) Provides practice director and MFM provider overseeing grant with copies of all items submitted to IDPH

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ASSESSMENT - Meets with patients and families to evaluate personal and family history and perform risk assessment to determine the likelihood of genetic contribution to disease.

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IDENTIFICATION - Identifies at-risk patients and families, investigates psychosocial dynamics present in the family, interprets information about the family history, analyzes inheritance patterns and cancer risks, and reviews available testing options with the family. Works closely with maternal fetal medicine physicians to help integrate genetics into patient care. Attend multidisciplinary conferences providing consultative perspective on potential relevant genetic conditions to the cases.

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EDUCATION (STAFF & PATIENT/FAMILY) -Provides support and participates in departmental educational programs. A). Participates in department in-services, educational programs, and section staff meetings. B). Participates in orientation and training of peers. C). Conducts formal and informal education programs for physicians, genetic counseling and medical students, other health professionals and the general community. D). Participates in the training and clinical supervision of genetic counseling graduate students, residents and medical students

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GENETIC COUNSELING - Performs and demonstrates competence in genetic

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Counseling protocols by assessing genetic risks for pregnancy and providing this information in a clear and understandable manner to the patient. A). Recognizing, identifying and appropriately communicating genetic risks through review of personal and family history, medical chart review and available test results. B). Provide comprehensive information regarding the etiology, inheritance, incidence risks, and natural history/prognosis for genetic conditions in culturally appropriate terms that the patient will comprehend. C). Interpret genetic laboratory results for patients and referring physicians. D). Facilitate patient decision making process. E). Provi e informed consent for hereditary cancer genetic testing which includes a full discussion of the potential risks, benefits, complications, limitations and implications of prenatal genetics, as well as a discussion of alternative options. F). Provide short-term, patient centered support. G). Document the content of the genetic counseling session into the patient's electronic medical record to ensure continuity of patient's care. H). Employing professional judgment and discretion in order to protect the patient's rights and privacy. l). Demonstrating empathy for patients and their family members by maintaining a nurturing environment through which patient care is provided.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance by seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge. Obtains Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as required for American Board of Genetic Counseling certification and State of Illinois Genetic Counselor Licensure.

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Monitor and integrate new technologies, theories and resources into patient care, project design, education programs and program development. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of human genetics and medical genetics.

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