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Genetics Counselor

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Mount Auburn Hospital Category: Genetics Job ID: JR8402 Date posted: 01/13/2023
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:


Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)


Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Assists with obtaining prior authorizations, letters of medical necessity, CRF

and other paperwork required for reimbursement purposes.

2. Assists staff with coordinating appointments between the Genetic & Cancer

Prevention Clinic and the Hoffman Breast Center.

3. Provides genetic counseling to patients and counseling and coordination

services for other screening programs.

4. Returns results, answer phone calls and e-mails from patients and generally

assists in improving the patient experience at the GCPC.

5. Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for

specific disorders or syndromes.

6. Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services,

reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories or

diagnostic data.

7. Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with

patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.

8. Interview patients or review medical records to obtain comprehensive patient

or family medical histories, and document findings.

9. Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or


Required Qualifications:

1. Master of Science degree from an accredited two-year graduate program in genetic counseling.

2. Certification through The American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) or Board eligible.

3. Strong Communication skills and the ability to translate and communicate complex information in a simple, relevant way.

Mount Auburn Hospital employees must be able to readily adjust to change and handle a rapid-paced environment and the stresses associated with that, while continuing to provide high-quality, efficient service.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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