Genetic Counselor Job Description Template
We are searching for an analytical genetic counselor to discern patients' existing and prospective, constitutionally-based disorders. The genetic counselor should unpack patients' medical histories, select appropriate tests, and evaluate patients' genetic data. You should subsequently convey your findings and guide concomitant decision-making.
To ensure success as a genetic counselor, you should demonstrate evidence-based decisiveness and empathy-driven counseling techniques. Ultimately, a superb genetic counselor should promote the accessibility of pertinent scientific data.
Genetic Counselor Responsibilities:
- Unveiling patients' concerns and medical histories.
- Discerning suitable testing procedures.
- Inspecting genetic data to gauge patients' existing and predictable diagnoses.
- Sharing and contextualizing test outcomes.
- Easing patients' adjustments following upsetting diagnoses.
- Steering patients' decision-making processes non-intrusively.
- Issuing thoughtful referral suggestions.
- Conferring with contracted physicians to devise useful interventions.
Genetic Counselor Requirements:
- Master's degree in genetic counseling or suitable equivalent.
- Receipt of or progress towards a pertinent doctorate is preferred.
- Genetic Counseling certification will be highly advantageous.
- Suitable licensure, if needed.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Well-honed laboratory, instructional, and referral techniques.
- Commendable counseling skills.
- A decisive but non-intrusive disposition.