Genetic Counselor - Maternal Fetal Medicine - LF

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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Lake Forest, IL

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
Lake Forest, IL
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
AJE Ref #


Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes. Explain diagnostic procedures such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS), ultrasound, fetal blood sampling, and amniocentesis. Provide genetic counseling in specified areas of clinical genetics such as obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology and neurology. Assess patients' psychological or emotional needs such as those relating to stress, fear of test results, financial issues, and marital conflicts to make referral recommendations or assist patients in managing test outcomes. Provide counseling to patient and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance. Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories or diagnostic data. Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions. Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians. Interview patients or review medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories, and document findings.

* Genetic Counselor, Licensed.

* Zero (0) to two (2) years experience in a relevant role.