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Genetic Counselor- Maternal Fetal Medicine

Robbinsdale, MN

About this position

Establishes a process for assessment of individuals and families at risk for genetic related disorders/diseases and to provide education for families regarding transmission. Provides options available to them for prevention and screening. Populations served may include infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics depending on educational background and area of focus.


What we’ll expect from you

• Collects family history information, develops risk estimate and provides genetic counseling regarding nature and consequences of disorder.
• Coordinates and facilitates appropriate clinical examinations and laboratory tests.
• Consults with medical specialists to determine appropriate medical follow-up and provides follow-up care by means of referral to appropriate specialist, health agencies and support groups.
• Educates clients as to the genetics risks, testing options, and potential risk reduction or prevention options appropriate to the diagnosis.
• Discusses the potential care needs for the diagnosis and the clients' participation in the plan of care.
• Identifies research opportunities and participates in the development of research activities and protocols.
• Identifies evaluation/outcome methodologies and participates in the development of databases and process for tracking data and reporting outcomes.
• Provides in-house and outreach genetic education to health professionals and the public.
• Provides the necessary information for billing for services provided, including completion of documentation within 48 hours from clinic date of service.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list. • Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements


• Master's degree in Medical Genetics, Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling.   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• Experience in specialty specific genetics counseling preferred.
• Experience in working with diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds preferred. • Ability to work independently and within the interdisciplinary team.      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

Licensed Genetic Counselor by the State of Minnesota - State Requirement    

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in futherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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