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Genetic Counselor - Perinatology

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticuts most comprehensive healthcare network.

St. Vincents Medical Center in Bridgeport has more than 3,200 employees. It includes a 473-bed community teaching hospital, a 76-bed inpatient psychiatric facility in Westport, a large multispecialty provider group, and special needs services for adults and children. St. Vincents is the first hospital in Fairfield County to be integrated into the Hartford HealthCare network, and is the systems second-largest hospital.

Job Summary:

  • Provides genetic counseling to patients and counseling and coordination services for other screening programs.


Responsibilities:

  • Provides counseling and psychological support to patients and their families.
  • Interprets complex genetic and laboratory data/test results. Communicates findings with physician.
  • Assists patients with navigation of financial aspects associated with genetic testing.
  • Assists with diagnosing genetic problems and develops short and long term genetic counseling plans.
  • Completes a full risk assessment to determine eligibility for genetic counseling.
  • Determine and coordinates surveillance and/or treatment plans based on patient history, diagnostic data and genetic testing results.
  • Assesses patients psychological or emotional needs and make referral recommendations to assist patients in managing testing outcomes.
  • Educates the community about genetics and services available.
  • Other Duties as assigned



Qualifications :

Education:

Masters in Genetics/Genetic Counseling.

Work Experience:

Genetic Counseling preferred.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, Bridgeport , Genetic Counselor - Perinatology, Other , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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