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Genetic Counselor

Temple University Philadelphia Full-Time
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The Genetic Counselor coordinates patient care, education and follow up for the department of OB/GYN. Primarily the Genetic Counselor counsels patients who are at risk for various genetic disorders and congenital anomalies; obtains family history and pertinent medical records; reviews available testing options including genetic lab work and diagnostic procedures; provides emotional support to the patient and family as needed; maintains contact with patients during waiting periods for test results; works closely with physicians to determine which patients require extensive counseling or specialty referrals; obtains results from laboratories, informs patients of results and counsels appropriately; maintains records of all patient contact, including those patients who decide against testing; communicates by telephone, electronic medical record, and letter with referring physicians; and delivers patient care individualized relative to age/developmental, psycho-socio-cultural patient treatment needs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in genetic counseling or equivalent and at least two years of related experience along with licensure from the state of PA as a genetic counselor, and board eligible or certification from the American Board of Genetic Counseling. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

*Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patients.

*Ability to operate all standard office equipment and software including MS office.

*Demonstrated ability to prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives.

*Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail.

*Strong interpersonal communication and organization skills.

This position requires a background check

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/

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Obstetrics And Gynaecology
Genetic Counseling
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Genetic Disorders
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One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city.One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome. 

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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