Our top caregivers and teams are committed to delivering results that change lives. We seek a highly skilled Genetic Counselor, Oncology/Maternal Fetal Medicine to join the team at Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Genetic Counselor, Oncology/Maternal Fetal Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest, Illinois Full-Time Day Shift: Mon. - Fri., 8 am - 4:30 pm
The professional we select for this promising role will analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes; explain diagnostics procedures, such as chronic villus sampling (CVS), ultrasound, fetal blood sampling, and amniocentesis; and provide genetic counseling in specified areas of clinical genetics, such as obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology, and neurology.
Additional responsibilities will include:
Assessing patients psychological or emotional needs, including those relating to stress, fear of test results, financial issues, and marital conflicts to make referral recommendations or assist patients in managing test outcomes.
Providing counseling to patient and family members through information, education, and/or reassurance.
Determining or coordinating treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories or diagnostic data.
Discussing testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
Interpreting laboratory results and communicating findings to patients or physicians.
Interviewing patients or reviewing medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories and documenting findings.
Could this opportunity be right for you?
This could be your next career move if you possess these credentials:
Licensure in the state of Illinois as a genetic counselor
Some related experience in a relevant role
Ability and willingness to travel one day per week to Grayslake or Glenview, Illinois
A better career is here.
Northwestern Medicine offers the exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits, including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network. For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: jobs.nm.org (job #7479).