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Genetic Counselors

Assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects.

Salary Breakdown

Genetic Counselors

Average

$74,580

ANNUAL

$35.86

HOURLY

Entry Level

$67,930

ANNUAL

$32.66

HOURLY

Mid Level

$74,425

ANNUAL

$35.79

HOURLY

Expert Level

$80,920

ANNUAL

$38.91

HOURLY


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Genetic Counselors

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Reading Comprehension

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Active Listening

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Complex Problem Solving

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Writing

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Speaking

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Deductive Reasoning

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Genetic Counselors

  • Genetic Counselor Reviewer
    Elevance Health    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 3 days    

    **Genetic Counselor Reviewer**

    + Job Family: Medical and Clinical

    + Type: Full time

    + Date Posted:Aug 04, 2022

    + Req #: JR13766

    **Location:**

    + National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint, National +50 Miles away from nearest PulsePoint

    **Description**

    *****$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!*****

    **Fresh Graduates Encouraged To Apply Today!**

    **Genetic Counselor Reviewers** are responsible for conducting pre-authorization, out of network and appropriateness of genetic tests by utilizing appropriate policies, clinical and department guidelines. They collaborate with healthcare providers to promote the most appropriate, highest quality and effective use of genetic testing to ensure quality member outcomes, and to optimize member benefits.

    These positions typically require office training, but due to COVID our offices are currently closed. We have approval to offer remote/virtual training and these positions will work full-time remote from home.

    **Location:** Work from home

    **Schedule:** Monday - Friday, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm PST/CST

    **Internet Requirement:** Minimum download speed of 20 megabytes per second (mbps) / upload speed of 5 megabytes per second (mbps)

    **Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:**

    • Works closely with Medical directors to review and make recommendations regarding medical necessity of genetic test requests

    • Receives pre-authorization requests from front-line intake

    • Conducts initial medical necessity clinical screening

    • Determines if initial clinical information presented meets medical necessity criteria or requires additional medical necessity review

    • Conducts initial medical necessity review of out of network pre-authorization requests for services requested outside of the client health plan network

    • Notifies ordering physician or rendering service provider office of the pre-authorization determination decision

    • Documents the results of the initial clinical review and determination in the pre-certification computer system

    • Conducts review of grievance and appeals requests to provide to Medical directors

    • Maintains confidentiality of patient and provider specific information

    • Develops telephone service standards to meet departmental performance metrics

    **Requirements:**

    + Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling, and/or MS or PhD in Human Genetics, Molecular Biology, or equivalent area of education and expertise from an ACGC accredited program.

    + ABGC board-certified

    + Active licensure in the state of residence, if applicable

    + Experience working in a cross-functional team environment including both technical and non-technical colleagues

    **Preferred Qualifications:**

    + Experience in clinical genetics and/or diagnostic laboratory preferred

    + Experience in medical review and/or utilization management preferred.

    + Experience with Oncology, Tumor Genetics and/or Somatic Genetics preferred

    + Experience, familiarity, and/or willingness to quickly learn reimbursement coding for genomic testing (e.g., CPT, ICD-10-CM) as relevant to testing

    Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

    **Be part of an Extraordinary Team**

    Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

    We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

    We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

    The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

    Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.ElevanceHealthinc.com. Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact ability@icareerhelp.com for assistance.

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    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor
    Banner Health    Tucson, AZ 85701
     Posted 3 days    

    Primary City/State:
    Tucson, Arizona

    Department Name:
    Cancer Genetics Counsel-Hosp

    Work Shift:
    Day

    Job Category:
    Clinical Care

    This position will will provide 80% support to non-Oncology Genetics Program geneticist by and 20% support to Cancer Center Program.??This will be a Non-Oncology genetic counselor who will work directly under our Banner geneticist. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, scheduled between 8am to 5pm.

    Tucson is set in a Sonoran Desert valley surrounded by five mountain ranges. Boasting an average 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, the climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. Tucson offers one-of-a-kind experiences for those interested in outdoor adventure and nature, heritage and culture, arts and attractions, golf and original Southwest-inspired dining.

    University Medical Center Tucson Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is a Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    This position is responsible for working with patients who have a personal or family history of cancer or other inherited disorders. The counselor obtains personal and family medical history, develops and analyzes pedigrees, determines if genetic testing is appropriate, arranges genetic testing, analyzes and interprets test results in order to provide patient care plans and treatment options. Counselors provide counseling and psychosocial support to patients and families. Works collaboratively with External Clinical Cancer Genetics program that provides medical direction for the Banner program.

    CORE FUNCTIONS
    1. Provides counseling and genetic assessment services to patients with personal or family history, or are at risk for cancer. Provides education and counseling on genetic principles and tests to patients and family members.

    2. Obtains and reviews patient???s personal and family medical history. Retrieves and reviews medical records. Documents family history and constructs pedigrees to assess the pattern of cancer in the family and risk of cancer and to determine whether genetics testing is appropriate.

    3. Works in collaboration with external Clinical Cancer Genetics Program regarding clinical care and the research program. Clinical Genetics Program staff provide medical direction for the Banner program.

    4. Interprets complex genetics principles, laboratory data and test results. Provides counseling recommendations for care and psychosocial support for patients and families regarding risk of an inherited disorder. Establishes a plan of care based on genetic assessment.

    5. Assists with research protocol enrollment, collection of samples, data management, and patient consent in accordance with the Institutional Review Board.

    6. Provides education of genetic counseling and cancer genetics to health care professionals, including residents, physicians, oncology program staff, as well as organizations and individual members of the community.

    7. May assist with facility program development.

    8. Position works independently and with medical guidance from external Clinical Cancer Genetics research facility, working within protocols and interpreting genetic risk. Position provides care planning and counseling for patients and at risk individuals. Contacts include nursing, physicians, residents, Clinical Cancer Genetics facility medical staff, patients, families and community organizations.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    A Master???s Degree in Genetic Counseling, obtained through a genetic counseling program accredited by the ACGC (Accrediting Council for Genetic Counseling), is required. Must be eligible for Board Certification as a Genetic Counselor. Genetic Counselor certification must be obtained within 24 months of hire.

    Position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, counseling and psychosocial assessment skills in establishing patient rapport and in responding to issues of client or family; Requires critical thinking skills to complete complex research and analysis. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Board Certified Genetic Counselor with Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor Assistant
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 9 days    

    Genetic Counselor Assistant

    Position Details

    Department: PCMG-MAIN | Genetics

    Category: Laboratory/Pathology

    Location: Phoenix

    Posting #: 687952

    Date Posted: 7/26/2022

    Employee Type: Regular

    Position Summary

    Posting Note:This is a part-time position, 10 hours / week

    The Genetic Counselor Assistant is an integral part of the Genetics Division and under the supervision of Genetic Counselor Lead, contributes to patient care through case preparation, optimization of clinic and administrative workflows, and collaboration to ensure family-centered care.

    PCH Values

    + Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

    + Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

    + Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

    + Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

    + Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

    Position Duties

    + Composes correspondence and independently generates other communications, including, but not limited to, e-mails, record requests, and lab review through effective use of appropriate software application and/or media.

    + Prepares patient’s chart for clinic visit by gathering necessary documentation, updating EMR prior to the visit, and notifying participants of changes to ensure timely communication and a productive visit.

    + Assists patients, families and others with hospital related inquiries/concerns.

    + Management of incoming phone calls and emails related to genetic services and referrals.

    + Provides administrative support to the department and coordinates and organizes clinic workflow and communications, including phone management, e-mail correspondence, file maintenance and chart preparation to provide for optimum efficiency in the clinic.

    + Rotates as a medical scribe while accompanying the practitioner during patient interview and examination.

    + Documents the practitioner dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of systems, past medical and surgical history, family and social histories, and medications and allergies.

    + Documents physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the practitioner.

    + Documents the results of laboratory and radiographic studies as dictated by the practitioner.

    + Documents the correct time of patient care related activities, including practitioner to practitioner communication, family communication and re-examination of the patient.

    + Assists the practitioner in navigating the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and may locate information for review as requested by the practitioner (i.e., previous notes, reports, test results, and laboratory results). Also, may research information requested by the practitioner.

    + Ensures the practitioner reviews all documentation completed by the medical scribe when the patient encounter has concluded. This includes making any necessary amendments and signing the chart. The practitioner is ultimately responsible for documentation of the patient’s encounter.

    + Ensures authentication takes place before the practitioner and medical scribe leave the patient care area and that all orders for patient care are communicated by the practitioner.

    + Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor Assistant
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85001
     Posted 12 days    

    Position Summary
    This is a part-time position, 10 hours / week

    The Genetic Counselor Assistant is an integral part of the Genetics Division and under the supervision of Genetic Counselor Lead, contributes to patient care through case preparation, optimization of clinic and administrative workflows, and collaboration to ensure family-centered care.
    Education

    * 1-2 years post high school education (Required)
    * Bachelor's degree in a biological/health science. (Preferred)

    Experience

    * Minimum of 2 years medical experience in a hospital setting or a private practice. (Preferred)
    * Experience and understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, and treatment assessments to the extent required to understand and accurately transcribe dictated reports. (Required)
    * Previous experience with or ability to translate medical abbreviations into their expanded forms. (Required)

    Special Skills

    * Ability to multi-task and consistently communicate in a professional manner including writing routine reports and correspondence; proficient in typing and good at spelling, punctuation, grammar, and oral communication. Ability to listen to complex medical information and summarize in a clear, complete, and concise fashion. Excellent English composition skills required to generate professional, polished writing at a high rate of production. (Required)
    * Ability to learn and use all functions of electronic medical record software and transcription software. Maintain and demonstrate an understanding of the team approach to patient care and documentation. (Required)
    * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co workers, interdepartmental contacts, and patients/families. (Required)
    * Punctuality and preparedness for all shifts and work-related activities. (Required)
    * Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated. Must be discreet, tactful, and modest in performance of duties. (Required)


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor
    Banner Health    Tucson, AZ 85701
     Posted 12 days    

    Primary City/State:
    Tucson, Arizona

    Department Name:
    Cancer Genetics Counsel-Hosp

    Work Shift:
    Day

    Job Category:
    Clinical Care

    $10,000 sign on bonus!

    Clinical careers are better at Banner Health! We are committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your career as a genetic counselor and your future. If you???re looking to leverage your abilities, apply today!

    Join our Cancer Services team at Banner University Medical Center Tucson! Banner University Medical Center Tucson offers a wide range of medical and surgical care options. We use the latest??technology to detect cancer as early as possible. In addition to treatment options, we also offer many??support services??for patients and their families. Our treatment services include: Blood and marrow transplantation, Chemotherapy and Biologic therapy, Clinical research trials, Genetic counseling and testing, Interventional radiology, and Radiation therapy. At Banner University Medical Center Tucson, we provide integrative services to provide the best treatment options and whole health support during and after our patients cancer treatment.

    We believe patient care is most effective when it???s truly collaborative. With our academic partnership with the University of Arizona, ??our evidence-based, academic research, and multidisciplinary approach brings together physicians from all cancer specialties to provide highly coordinated and compassionate care. Our cancer experts include medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician specialists, nurses and clinical support staff who work closely with patients, guiding them through their first visit and serving as a point of contact throughout their care. From prevention to treatment and beyond, no matter where our patients are on their cancer journey, the team at Banner University Medical Center Tucson is 100% committed to our patients well-being!

    Banner is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, as well as being a nationally recognized Academic Center teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research.

    University Arizona Cancer Center is NCI designated, COC, NAPBC, NAPRC, FACT Accredited. Superior Clinical Excellence for staff development with strong focus on certifications, Shared Leadership for Clinical and Non-Clinical Staff, and other staff related engagement committees.

    We are seeking an experienced Genetic Counselor to join our team, however we are also open to training a quick learner who is eager to gain experience and grow their career. This position is a collaborative approach working alongside pers, providers and other clinical staff to facilitate genetic testing and provide genetic counseling to our patients and families in accordance with organizational policies. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, independent judgment and skills necessary to assess data and plan, provide and evaluate care appropriate to the physical and developmental age of patients.

    This is an exempt position- 40hrs/week 8-5 M-F.

    *Eligibility for the sign-on requires a 24 month commitment

    University Medical Center Tucson Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is a Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    This position is responsible for working with patients who have a personal or family history of cancer or other inherited disorders. The counselor obtains personal and family medical history, develops and analyzes pedigrees, determines if genetic testing is appropriate, arranges genetic testing, analyzes and interprets test results in order to provide patient care plans and treatment options. Counselors provide counseling and psychosocial support to patients and families. Works collaboratively with External Clinical Cancer Genetics program that provides medical direction for the Banner program.

    CORE FUNCTIONS
    1. Provides counseling and genetic assessment services to patients with personal or family history, or are at risk for cancer. Provides education and counseling on genetic principles and tests to patients and family members.

    2. Obtains and reviews patient???s personal and family medical history. Retrieves and reviews medical records. Documents family history and constructs pedigrees to assess the pattern of cancer in the family and risk of cancer and to determine whether genetics testing is appropriate.

    3. Works in collaboration with external Clinical Cancer Genetics Program regarding clinical care and the research program. Clinical Genetics Program staff provide medical direction for the Banner program.

    4. Interprets complex genetics principles, laboratory data and test results. Provides counseling recommendations for care and psychosocial support for patients and families regarding risk of an inherited disorder. Establishes a plan of care based on genetic assessment.

    5. Assists with research protocol enrollment, collection of samples, data management, and patient consent in accordance with the Institutional Review Board.

    6. Provides education of genetic counseling and cancer genetics to health care professionals, including residents, physicians, oncology program staff, as well as organizations and individual members of the community.

    7. May assist with facility program development.

    8. Position works independently and with medical guidance from external Clinical Cancer Genetics research facility, working within protocols and interpreting genetic risk. Position provides care planning and counseling for patients and at risk individuals. Contacts include nursing, physicians, residents, Clinical Cancer Genetics facility medical staff, patients, families and community organizations.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    A Master???s Degree in Genetic Counseling, obtained through a genetic counseling program accredited by the ACGC (Accrediting Council for Genetic Counseling), is required. Must be eligible for Board Certification as a Genetic Counselor. Genetic Counselor certification must be obtained within 24 months of hire.

    Position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, counseling and psychosocial assessment skills in establishing patient rapport and in responding to issues of client or family; Requires critical thinking skills to complete complex research and analysis. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling Program held at this specific facility.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    Board Certified Genetic Counselor with Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling.

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor Assistant
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 14 days    

    Genetic Counselor Assistant

    Position Details

    Department: PCMG-MAIN | Genetics

    Category: Laboratory/Pathology

    Location: Phoenix

    Posting #: 684639

    Date Posted: 7/7/2022

    Employee Type: Regular

    Position Summary

    The Genetic Counselor Assistant is an integral part of the Genetics Division and under the supervision of Genetic Counselor Lead, contributes to patient care through case preparation, optimization of clinic and administrative workflows, and collaboration to ensure family-centered care.

    PCH Values

    + Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team

    + Excellence in clinical care, service and communication

    + Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals

    + Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future

    + Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

    Position Duties

    + Composes correspondence and independently generates other communications, including, but not limited to, e-mails, record requests, and lab review through effective use of appropriate software application and/or media.

    + Prepares patient’s chart for clinic visit by gathering necessary documentation, updating EMR prior to the visit, and notifying participants of changes to ensure timely communication and a productive visit.

    + Assists patients, families and others with hospital related inquiries/concerns.

    + Management of incoming phone calls and emails related to genetic services and referrals.

    + Provides administrative support to the department and coordinates and organizes clinic workflow and communications, including phone management, e-mail correspondence, file maintenance and chart preparation to provide for optimum efficiency in the clinic.

    + Rotates as a medical scribe while accompanying the practitioner during patient interview and examination.

    + Documents the practitioner dictated patient history, including history of present illness, review of systems, past medical and surgical history, family and social histories, and medications and allergies.

    + Documents physical examination findings and procedures as performed by the practitioner.

    + Documents the results of laboratory and radiographic studies as dictated by the practitioner.

    + Documents the correct time of patient care related activities, including practitioner to practitioner communication, family communication and re-examination of the patient.

    + Assists the practitioner in navigating the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and may locate information for review as requested by the practitioner (i.e., previous notes, reports, test results, and laboratory results). Also, may research information requested by the practitioner.

    + Ensures the practitioner reviews all documentation completed by the medical scribe when the patient encounter has concluded. This includes making any necessary amendments and signing the chart. The practitioner is ultimately responsible for documentation of the patient’s encounter.

    + Ensures authentication takes place before the practitioner and medical scribe leave the patient care area and that all orders for patient care are communicated by the practitioner.

    + Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Phoenix Children’s also provides aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us.


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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