Genetic Counselor

    Portland, OR 97086
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    Job Description

    Department Overview

    The Genetic Counselor will work with physicians in the Ophthalmic Genetics & Retinoblastoma Clinics to provide comprehensive genetic counseling services to patients (and their families) with inherited retinal dystrophies or retinoblastoma related diagnoses.

    Function/Duties of Position

    Provide comprehensive genetic counseling services to individuals and families seen in the Ophthalmic Genetics and Retinoblastoma Clinics. Services include coordination of appropriate clinical and research genetic testing options. Performs requirements for Staff Members as outlined in Compliance Roles and Responsibilities in OHSU Hospitals and Clinics. Carry out job responsibilities in an ethical, effective, and professional manner. Report potential compliance problems using the reporting processes as outlines in the Code of Conduct. Model ethical and appropriate behavior, professional standards, compliance, and personal integrity. Understand and comply with the Code of Conduct, OHSU and departmental policies and procedures, applicable rules, regulations, etc. Documents in medical record all patient care services delivered in support of third party bills. Processes billings for hospital and clinic charges in accordance with HCFA, Medicaid, Champus and all commercial and managed care carriers. Assures departmental compliance with all applicable third party payer regulations and contracts. Adheres to all Casey Eye Institute Service Excellence standards and expectations and attends all related mandatory training programs.

    Track, document, and communicate genetic test results to patients and health care providers.

    Obtain and review medical and family histories of scheduled patients prior to clinic and prepare a summary for the physicians.

    Screen and answer patient and health care provider inquiries as they relate to genetic counseling or genetic testing services.

    Maintain updated patient education materials and disease resources.

    Assist with inherited retinal disease related research projects including but not limited to obtaining patient consent, data collection, data entry, and preparation of manuscripts.

    Required Qualifications

    Master's degree in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from an ABGC accredited training program.

    Detail-oriented, meticulous, and efficient in all aspects of work. Strong follow-through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems. Requires excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills with the public as well as physicians/researchers. Demonstrates innovation, initiative, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work well independently as well as with team members. Ability to plan and organize technical work, multi-task, and to adapt to a changing work environment. Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.

    Board Certified or Active Candidate through the ABGC/ABMG.

    BLS certification through American Heart Association (AHA), provider level. Initial certification is the responsibility of the employee. Renewal certification classes/cost provided by OHSU if job required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Minimum 3 years clinical experience in genetic counseling.

    Experience with ophthalmic genetics and human subjects research.

    Familiarity with EPIC and Progeny database systems.

    All are welcome

    Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

    Posting ID: 593240682Posted: 2021-04-21Job Title: Genetic Counselor