Responsibility is to coordinate, administer, and deliver medical genetics services to health plan members. Duties may involve all areas of medical genetics including prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer. Genetic counselors work in collaboration with MD and PhD geneticists, and with their support and supervision. This position also requires the ability to collaborate with and share clinical genetics expertise with multiple departments and providers.
Provide genetic counseling for individuals and families.
Coordinate Genetics clinics
Review of patient chart, including investigation of outside records
Obtain and assess family history. This may include review of family member test results.
Provide recurrence risk assessment
Provide recommendations for medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit and cost.
Provide crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling to members upon discovery of unexpected findings (e.g., fetal malformations, biochemical disorders)
Review implications of genetic disorders and discuss options with member and/or family members. Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
Provide case management for complex genetic cases including care coordination, medical recommendations and management plans, testing, and ongoing counseling.
Conduct literature search on rare genetic diseases
Maintain awareness of new developments in the field.
Development and presentation of in-service education to physicians and other health professionals
Development of patient educational materials
Provide recommendation for and implementation of enhanced clinical practice standards.
Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as necessary for the provision of genetics services to the region
Masters degree in Genetic Counseling, Human Genetics, or related field from an accredited genetic counseling training program.
License, Certification, Registration
Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) as a Genetic Counselor.
Current Washington state genetic counselor licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
Experience as a genetic counselor preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is determined based on years of experience meeting required qualifications of position.
Internal Number: 777840
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente (KP) is an American integrated managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, United States, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield. Kaiser Permanente is made up of three distinct but interdependent groups of entities: the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (KFHP) and its regional operating subsidiaries; Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; and the regional Permanente Medical Groups. As of 2017, Kaiser Permanente operates in eight states (Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia) and the District of Columbia, and is the largest managed care organization in the United States.