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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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Genetic Counselors


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Genetic Counselors

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Biology

KNOWLEDGE

Psychology

KNOWLEDGE

Medicine and Dentistry

KNOWLEDGE

Therapy and Counseling

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

SKILL

Writing

SKILL

Speaking

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Written Expression


Job Opportunities

Genetic Counselors

  • Genetic Counselor I
    Phoenix Children's Hospital    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 1 day    

    Genetic Counselor I

    Position Details

    Department: PCMG-MAIN | Genetics

    Category: Nutrition/Dietitian

    Location: Phoenix

    Posting #: 627853

    Date Posted: 11/5/2021

    Employee Type: Regular

    Position Summary

    This position enhances the diagnosis, medical arrangement and emotional adjustment of patients and families with genetics disorders and congenital anomalies.

    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

    + Assists medical geneticists in diagnostic visits for a wide range of genetic and metabolic conditions. Conducts counseling sessions for pediatric and adult cases, explaining basic principles of genetics, diagnoses, inheritance patterns, recurrence risks, diagnostic and molecular testing, and management of genetic conditions. Obtains detailed family, pregnancy, medical, and developmental histories.

    + Participates in multidisciplinary specialty clinics, including metabolic, spina bifida, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, and sickle cell anemia clinic. Coordinates patient visit by reviewing and preparing patient histories prior to patient visit. Provides follow-up support, community resources, and literature to families.

    + Coordinates the follow-up of patient visits by obtaining additional diagnostic information/records and facilitates genetic testing and the delivery of those test results. Coordinates the care and enzyme replacement therapy for patients with Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Mucopolysaccharidoses.

    + 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 Virginia G Piper Cancer Center - FLOAT
    HonorHealth    SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85258
     Posted 1 day    

    Overview HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth's mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members. With this in mind, we require all new hires to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before their start date and be scheduled for their second dose. New hires who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only need one dose to fulfill this requirement. Reasonable accommodations will be considered. Responsibilities Job Summary This position provides cancer genetic and psychosocial counseling to patients; serves as an educator, consultant and researcher in cancer genetic programs. Discuss genetic testing options and the associated risks, benefits, and limitations with patients to assist them in making informed decisions. Collaborate with other local and national cancer genetics programs and appropriate health care professionals to gain new insights, which enhance the services provided at the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment and Cancer Prevention Program. Supervise genetic counseling students. Market and promote the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment and Cancer Prevention Program. Attend Interdisciplinary Breast, Pancreatic, and General Tumor Board conferences on all five campuses of Honor Health. Patient Care: Provides cancer genetic counseling to patients. Utilizes genetic counseling process to provide care that recognizes and responds to individual or family needs; provides current information, and adheres to NSGC guidelines and department protocols. Provides counseling in a complete and comprehensive manner. Compile family history and construct three-generation pedigrees. Collect personal medical history from patients and appropriate family members. Analyze and assess information to provide patients and families with individualized risk assessment using appropriate risk assessment models. Counsel patients and families to work through complex psychosocial issues related to predisposition genetic testing and potential distress of results. Address ethical issues associated with genetic testing such as discrimination in the workplace or by health insurance companies and the implications of these issues on family members and dynamics. Provide follow-up and counseling for persons with abnormal test results. Locate support groups for patients and families unique to their needs. Identify and provide current educational materials. Design new resources to give to patients and families when material is lacking. Planning and Coordination of Care: Prepares clinical case plans for patients scheduled for genetic counseling. Anticipates needs and obtains information for case management, such as medical records. Conduct medical literature search as appropriate. Coordinate care with referring physicians and appropriate departments. Organize and coordinate appropriate genetic testing for patients and family members. Communication and Documentation: Provides written and/or verbal communications so that patients and referring care providers have the information to meet their needs. Maintains communications with families through decision-making resolution. Writes patient and physician consultation letters within two weeks after meeting with patients. Evaluates and reviews intake forms for follow-up of care. Documents all verbal communication and correspondence. Program Development and Implementation: Collaborate with local and national cancer genetics programs and appropriate health care professionals to gain new insights that would enhance the services provided at the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment and Cancer Prevention Program. Formulate appropriate procedures and protocols to be used by the program's staff. Participation in Community and Professional Education: Act as a resource to both hospital and community; develop goals for professional development for staff. Remain active in professional organizations by attending national and regional conferences. Publish research findings in journals and present abstracts at national meetings. Provide clinical expertise and staff education as needed. Provide input and be an active member of the Arizona Genetic Services Advisory Committee. Speak to appropriate lay and professional groups on topics related to cancer genetics. Supervisor of Genetic Counseling Graduate Students from the University of Arizona Genetic Counseling Training Program: Supervise graduate students seeking a Masters degree in genetics. Collaborate with AZ genetic counselors to direct and manage students as they train in a cancer genetic counseling setting. Marketing of the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment and Cancer Prevention Program: Promote the program among physicians, nurses and other health care professionals and in the lay community by one-on-one visits and through educational seminars. Qualifications Education Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling Required Licenses and Certifications ASHG/ABGC certified or board eligible Required


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor (Board Certified)-Remote/Virtual in US
    Humana    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 17 days    

    **Description**

    Humana is seeking a Board Certified Genetic Counselor to join our Special Investigations Unit - Clinical Review team working remote/from home anywhere in the U.S.

    **Responsibilities**

    **Where you Come In**

    As a Board Certified Genetic Counselor you will assist in the detecting and the investigation of potential fraud and provide clinical guidance to the Special Investigators handling the cases. This is an inward facing role, with no direct member interaction. The daily assignment capsule includes reviewing of medical records for fraud, waste or abuse as well as review of Humana Medical Coverage Policies, CMS regulations, peer reviewed literature, and professional society's publications for applicable regulations.

    **What Humana Offers**

    We are fortunate to offer a remote opportunity for this job. Our Fortune 100 Company values associate engagement & your well-being. We also provide excellent professional development & continued education.

    **Required Qualifications - What it takes to Succeed**

    * Master's Degree of Science in Genetic Counseling

    * Active license in the state requiring licensure

    * Board Certified Genetic Counselor

    * 3+ years of experience in genetic counseling

    * Proven successful experience in completing efficient health-related research, with associated analysis and conclusions

    * Excellent organizational skills desired with ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines with attention to detail

    * Self-starter with the ability to work independently

    * Excellent written and oral communication skills required

    * For this job, associates are required to be fully COVID vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing and wear a face covering while at work. The weekly testing will need to be done through an approved Humana vendor, and unvaccinated associates should follow all social distancing and masking protocols if they are required to come into a Humana facility or work outside of their home. We are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates, and the communities we serve.

    * If progressed to offer, you will be required to:

    * Provide proof of full vaccination OR

    * Commit to weekly testing, following all CDC protocols, OR

    * Provide documentation for a medical or religious exemption consideration.

    * This policy will not supersede state or local laws. Requests for these exemptions should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to your scheduled first day of work.

    **Preferred Qualifications**

    * Experience in the health industry, to include knowledge of CPT code billing

    * Experience with research, analysis and root cause identification

    * Development of clinical and /or coding concepts and processes

    * Proficiency with Excel

    **Additional Information - How we Value You**

    * Benefits starting day 1 of employment

    * Competitive 401k match

    * Generous Paid Time Off accrual

    * Tuition Reimbursement

    * Parent Leave

    * Go365 perks for well-being

    * Must have a separate room with a locked door that can be used as a home office to ensure you have absolute and continuous privacy while you work.

    * Must have accessibility to high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office (Satellite internet service is NOT allowed for this role); and recommended speed for optimal performance from Humana systems is 10M x 1M

    **Interview Format**

    As part of our hiring process, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology provided by Modern Hire, a third-party vendor. This technology provides our team of recruiters and hiring managers an enhanced method for decision-making.

    If you are selected to move forward from your application prescreen, you will receive correspondence inviting you to participate in a pre-recorded Voice Interview and/or an SMS Text Messaging interview. If participating in a pre-recorded interview, you will respond to a set of interview questions via your phone. You should anticipate this interview to take approximately 10-15 minutes.

    If participating in a SMS Text interview, you will be asked a series of questions to which you will be using your cell phone or computer to answer the questions provided. Expect this type of interview to last anywhere from 5-10 minutes. Your recorded interview(s) via text and/or pre-recorded voice will be reviewed and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

    In order to support the CDC recommendations on social distancing and reduce health risks for associates, members and public health, Humana is deploying virtual and video technologies for all hiring activities. This position may be subject to temporary work at home requirements for an indefinite period of time. These requirements include access to a personal computing device with a camera, a minimum internet connection speed of 10m x 1m, and a dedicated secure home workspace for interview or work purposes. Humana continues to monitor the situation, and will adjust service levels as the coronavirus situation evolves. The following changes are temporary and will be evaluated frequently with the goal of returning to normal operations as soon as possible. Your Talent Acquisition representative will advise on the latest recommendations to protect your health and wellbeing during the hiring process.

    \#ThriveTogether #WorkAtHome

    **Scheduled Weekly Hours**

    40


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor Reviewer
    Anthem, Inc    Tucson, AZ 85702
     Posted 29 days    

    Description

    SHIFT: Day Job

    SCHEDULE: Full-time

    Your Talent. Our Vision. At AIM Specialty Health (AIM) , a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care. This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve.

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

    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 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

    Qualifications

    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

    + 3+ years of experience in clinical genetics and/or diagnostic laboratory

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

    Preferred Qualifications:

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

    + Experience with oncology preferred

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

    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.

    Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

    REQNUMBER: PS61060-Arizona


    Employment Type

    Full Time

  • Genetic Counselor Reviewer
    Anthem, Inc    Phoenix, AZ 85067
     Posted 29 days    

    Description

    SHIFT: Day Job

    SCHEDULE: Full-time

    Your Talent. Our Vision. At AIM Specialty Health (AIM) , a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care. This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve.

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

    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 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

    Qualifications

    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

    + 3+ years of experience in clinical genetics and/or diagnostic laboratory

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

    Preferred Qualifications:

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

    + Experience with oncology preferred

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

    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.

    Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

    REQNUMBER: PS61060-Arizona


    Employment Type

    Full Time


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