Genetic Counselor - Maternal Fetal Medicine

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 59140

Position Summary:

General Summary:
Under general supervision, provides genetic counseling to high risk patients and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Provides genetic counseling primarily for prenatal /preconceptional indications.
2 Elicits and obtains family history and medical information.
3 Assists in providing professional psychosocial genetic counseling to individuals regarding genetic conditions existing in or posing potential risks to their children.
4 Offers appropriate medical or genetic testing to individuals/families at risk for genetic diseases or birth defects.
5 Educates and explains technical and medical aspects of diagnostic and screening methods and reproductive options, including associated risks, benefits and limitations.
6 Works in close collaboration with five perinatologists and a team of highly skilled sonographers.
7 Assists in coordinating communication between patient, referring provider, neonatology and other medical professionals in the diagnosis and evaluation of birth conditions.
8 Supports Maternal Fetal Medicine services in satellite clinics via telemedicine.
9 Assists in charting, reporting and coordinating clinical testing and test results.
10 Actively participates in education of medical students, residents and Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows.
11 Provides supervision of genetic counseling students from the University of Maryland training program.

Required Skills
  • Master's Degree from accredited genetic counseling training program

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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