Mar 26, 2020

Genetics Counselor

  • UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full time

Job Description

ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the medical director of the Ophthalmic Genetics Center (or the equivalent), assist in all areas of said department. In this role you will provide genetic counseling to individuals and families on the etiology, occurrence, and recurrent risk of inherited eye disorders. You will also collect medical and family history from patients and their families by conducting personal interviews, reviewing medical records, and conferring with Physicians. You will provide genetic counseling to ophthalmic genetic patients by phone or email. Consultation with patients may include scheduling them for appointments, answer questions about the tests ordered by the physician and/or to gather medical and ocular history, contact eye care providers to retrieve copies of ocular, medical or genetic records. In this role you will also guide research participants to different testing procedures on the days of their appointments. Create, organize, and maintain files and records on ophthalmic genetics patients. Administrative responsibilities will include the filing of appropriate procedure billing in a timely fashion in an accordance to regulations by our institution. Assist in the scheduling and encountering of clinic patients with the regular administrative staff who schedule clinical appointments. QualificationsThe following are required: Knowledge of ophthalmic medical terminology anatomy, physiology as well as disease of the eye and systemic diseases that affect the eye. Knowledge of the principles of the ophthalmic therapy, first aid and treatment of ocular and medical emergencies. Knowledge of ophthalmic medications & the proper instillation of these into the eye. Knowledge of ophthalmic equipment and sterilization techniques. Ability to organize and prioritize duties and task. Ability to work under pressure of a busy workload. Have interpersonal skills to maintain comfortable and cooperative working relationships with physicians, patients and co-workers. Ability to work as a team member in an ophthalmic office setting. Flexibility in adapting to new assignments and ability to multi-task. Master of Science in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited institution Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certified genetic counselor who holds or is eligible for CA licensure or after hire must be eligible to apply for a temporary provisional genetic counselor license within CA and must successfully obtain full licensure within 2 years of being hired. Preferred: Ability to use ophthalmic equipment including but not limited to chair, visual acuity monitor, tonopen and applination tonometer. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. 74549185.jpgi?e=se&tv=pixel_tracker&p=web&aid=uclahealth&se_ca=misc&se_ac=impression&se_la=1944