Genetic Counseling Assistant
Company: National Medical Association
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Job Summary Responsible for supporting genetic counselors'
clinical activities (e.g., in the Maternal Fetal Medicine or Cancer
Institute) and clinical research studies at Geisinger (e.g., the
Clinical Genome Resource or MyCode). This position is intended to
provide valuable experience for individuals who plan to apply to
graduate genetic counseling programs or pursue a career in a
related field of health.Assists genetic counselors to coordinate
clinical activities, including coordination of genetic screening
and testing, follow-up of genetic results, and a variety of other
administrative tasks to support the clinic.Works with genetic
counselors, researchers, and staff on current research projects.
Tasks include: participant recruitment, data entry and data
collection guided by written protocols, development of educational
materials, performance of literature searches, and potential
opportunities for qualitative interviews.Works under the
supervision of the research and clinical personnel as required. Job
Duties MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *1. Manages the
dissemination of genetic screening/testing results. *2. Collects
relevant clinical information, prepares documentation for genetic
counseling use, and assists in patient scheduling to ensure
appropriate referrals for genetic counseling. *3. Assists the
principal investigators in day-to-day project activities such as
maintaining study documentation, attending study meetings, etc. *4.
Conducts data entry and updates computer files used for project
monitoring and data collection. *5. Assists with data collection
activities including participant recruitment contact and follow-up.
6.. Conducts literature searches and fact-finding research to
support project development. 7. Performs other duties as required.
*Denotes essential job functions. SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:
- Lead informed consent process for studies in genomic medicine
and precision health.
- Support a genetic counseling clinic by managing referrals and
- Demonstrate the ability to develop patient friendly education
materials at the appropriate reading level. COMPETENCIES AND
- Demonstrated moderate to advanced computer skills required and
will be assessed at time of hire.
- Demonstrated knowledge of basic research methodology and
research data collection preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including
communicating clearly and sensitively with patients, families,
- clinicians, and research colleagues. EDUCATION AND/OR
- Candidate has been awarded a bachelor's degree from an
accredited university with a GPA of 3.3 or better; and Candidate
has a strong interest in pursuing graduate level academic training
in Genetic Counseling or health related field.
- Preferred Undergraduate coursework should include at least 4
courses in Biology, including General Genetics; and 2 courses in
Psychology; and 1 course in general Statistics. WORKING
- Work is typically performed in an office, clinical environment,
or remote capacity. Some travel within the System may be required.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description
are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical
elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
About Geisinger Geisinger is an integrated health services
organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the
electronic health record and the development of innovative care
delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator - and ProvenCare -.
As one of the nation's largest health service organizations,
Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45
counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and
also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a
National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led
system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including
nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two
research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which
leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the
Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national
accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to
fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing
commitment to medical education, research and community service.
For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest
Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook. Position Details
- Please include cover letter with CV Education Bachelor's
Degree-Related Field of Study (Required) Experience
Certification(s) and License(s) OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we
do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our
Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat
everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We
treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We
share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare
the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and
better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community,
and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our
patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare
benefits for full time and part time positions from day one,
including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as
important, from senior management on down, we encourage an
atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know
that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds
makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come
from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse
workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be
an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. We
are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and
Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran
Keywords: National Medical Association, Danville , Genetic Counseling Assistant, Other , Danville, California
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