Job Details

Yale University
  • Position Number: 4067989
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Position Type: Counseling

Genetic Counselor 1

University Job Title: Genetic Counselor 1
Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
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Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 333 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Clinical
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
The Laboratory of Yale DNA Diagnostic Lab is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Genetic Counselor to join our genetic diagnosis team. This individual will work closely with laboratory directors, internal and external providers, and laboratory personnel in interpreting clinical and genetic information and generating concise clinical reports for germline and somatic next generation sequencing analysis. This position will also serve as a liaison in communicating with ordering providers to discuss all aspects of genetic testing including results. The position will support our clinical testing operations by working closely with other genetic counselors in the lab to ensure seamless operation of our service.

The position will also involve gene curation, maintaining and updating gene lists, and maintain the internal variant data base. There will also be opportunities for contributing to genomic research.

Essential Duties:
1. Obtains and assesses patient and family medical and psycho-social histories. 2. Prepares summary of patients; medical history for review. 3. Assesses information and refers cases to appropriate clinic or counselors. 4. Discusses results of diagnostic tests with higher level authority to determine direction of counseling plans. 5. Coordinates nationwide consultation services for patients and families involved in genetic counseling. 6. Develops genetic information material for distribution to potential patients and families. 7. Counsels and explains genetic services to patients and families. 8. Coordinates case review sessions for patients and families. 9. Ensures appropriate counseling support is developed and implemented for individuals and families. 10. Evaluates genetic counseling progress of individual or family and reports progress to higher authority. 11. Interprets genetic testing results and counseling assistance. 12. Develops written reports on family pedigree and profiles. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Genetics or a related field or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human and medical genetics and genomics.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Familiarity with genomic data, tools and databases, and additional online resources.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated independence and problem-solving ability. Attention to detail with excellent organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent communication skills, highly collaborative and ability to work well on a team.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling.

Drug Screen: No
Christina Towler No

Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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