Posted: Saturday, February 3, 2018 6:05 PM
Employment Status:AF : Active : Regular : Full Time
Job Summary 13;
The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Human Genetics, Lysosomal Storage Disease Center is seeking a Genetic Counselor. The ideal candidate would adeptly blend his/her experience in clinical care, research, and teaching in the diagnosis and management of patients with lysosomal storage disorders (LSD) and inborn errors of metabolism.
We provide diagnostic and follow:up care in a busy outpatient clinic, including an active newborn screening program. The repertoire of disease is highly varied, including all disorders of lysosomal storage and intermediary metabolism.
In collaboration with an attending physician, the Genetic Counselor is responsible for the direct care and follow:up of patients with metabolic disorders that matches his/her scope of practice and skill set.
The successful candidate should have an interest in metabolic disease and be willing to acquire additional knowledge by personal study, interaction with colleagues, and didactic teaching courses offered within the hospital and national meetings. In addition, having a basic understanding of the principles of inheritance is desirable.
Job responsibilities: 13;
Maintain a list of LSD patients in Excel: demographic data, genotype, treatment (include date initiated), date of last visit, dates for future tests (esp. radiologic) and name of LSD physician
Preparation for clinic visits : abstract recent information for new and follow:up patients from CHOP electronic medical records by reviewing consultations and evaluations by each specialist since the patients last visit to the LSD clinic and interim history supplied by patient or non:CHOP medical staff
Ensure that insurance approval for the clinic visit and tests have been approved (inform the family liaison and social worker) 2 weeks before clinic visit is scheduled
In clinic, obtain updated history from patient.
Preparation of clinic letters within 5 business days of the clinic visit.
Coordinate genetic testing, including obtaining insurance authorization, discussion of financial cost with families, sending out sample, ensuring receipt of results
Discussion of genetic test results with patients and families.
Coordinate testing of additional family members as needed.
Answering phone calls from patients
Managing patient issues. If a solution is not apparent, seek out the opinion of other experts, but complete the task in a timely manner. If the solution is not able to be completed quickly, keep the patient informed of the status and anticipated completion timeline.
Ensuring that necessary follow:up care, including imaging studies and appointments with other specialists, are completed by the patient
Ensuring patient understanding of the plan determined in clinic
Complete insurance and pharmaceutical forms and provide statements of medical necessity, etc., as needed for new patients starting ERT, as well as established patients.
Organize local meetings about LSDs, including logistics, publicizing/inviting attendees, presentation preparation and obtaining grant funding
Serve as a coordinator for LSD registries: Annual approval for each Registry is required by the IRB. Data entry for each Registry must be done on a regular basis.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations 13;
Genetic Counselor License : PA 13;
Board:Eligible and/or Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (Entry) 13;
Required Education and Experience 13;
:Masters degree in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from an ACGC Accredited Program is required.
:According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non:laboratory personnel performing non:waived POC testing 13;
• Location: South Jersey
• Post ID: 52864337 newjersey