New England Regional Genetics Group

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Tufts Medical Center seeks a full-time Genetic Counselor to provide genetic counseling services in both perinatal genetics and traditional clinical genetics.

Responsibilities:

• Counsels patients and families concerning various genetic issues such as Amniocentesis, Maternal Serum AIpha-Fetoprotein Program, Chorionic Villus Sampling, Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling, and Genetic Disorders. Explains procedures and probable outcome to patients, and follows up with patients as necessary.

• Screens and interviews patients to evaluate medical/family information; recommends and coordinates additional testing and referrals.

• Triages patients for physicians including scheduling appointments as necessary, provides and consults basic medical related information and answers over the telephone.

• Develops and coordinates special programs to address medical care issues concerning prenatal diagnoses of birth defects, abnormalities, and amniocentesis.

• Oversees administrative details including record-keeping, maintaining patient-related statistics, progress notes and charts, preparing encounter forms, and genetic summary forms and/or notes, and MSAFP forms.

• Serves as a resource to genetic counseling staff, patients, and providers on genetic counseling issues.

• Performs other job related duties as required or requested.

Requirements:

• Weekly traveling to 1-2 satellite offices

• Master's degree with specialty in Genetic Counseling required.

• American Board of Medical Genetics Certification in Genetic Counseling (or Board Eligible).

• One to three years of genetic counseling or related counseling experience.

• Aptitude in basic sciences, especially in the area of genetics.

• Good communication and interpersonal skills, especially in the areas of counseling, and sensitivity to people in crisis.

• Professional attitude in dealing with patients and staff.

• Ability to work in stressful situations within specific time frames, while maintaining a professional and calm attitude.

• Maintains and develops effective relationships with patients, staff and other providers.

For more information, please contact: Frances Acosta
Maternal Fetal Medicine Practice Manager Tufts Medical Center facosta@tuftsmedicalcenter.org
(617) 636-4496
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a full-time Genetic Counselor

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a full-time Genetic Counselor to provide genetic counseling services in both traditional clinical genetics and cancer risk genetics service line. Responsibilities will include assessment, development of pedigree, identification and coordination of testing including prior authorization, report production, pre- and post-test counseling, communication with referring providers and community education.

Our team provides care in our NCQA-recognized level III Patient Centered Medical Home. Our office locations are located in newly renovated facilities close to main hospital campus. We offer a supportive, collegial work environment, skilled staff, and a cutting-edge EMR. We also offer a competitive compensation/benefits package.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or related field with experience in clinical genetics. At least one year professional experience in a busy practice across clinical and cancer genetic service lines preferred.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is committed to making healthcare work for the people of Maine. It is a 411- bed, regional tertiary care and ACS verified level II trauma center serving a patient population of 500,000 living in the northern two-thirds of the state’s geography. The hospital is a base for LifeFlight of Maine, a critical care air transportation service flying nearly 900 missions per year. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport.

Bangor, Maine is a vibrant small city with easy access to Maine’s spectacular coast, mountains, and lakes. Schools rank among New England’s best with the flagship campus of the University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations.

For more information, please contact:
Amanda L. Klausing, DASPR, Provider Recruiter
Northern Light Health
ProviderJobs@northernlight.org or 207.973. 5358