Multiple Job Openings for Genetic Counselors in Australia. Read the Genetic Counselors job summary, and responsibilities and apply now.
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Genetic Counselors in Australia Job Summary
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient, and person-centered care. It serves the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the surrounding region with acute, subacute, primary, and community-based health services.
The Australian Capital Territory Genetic Service is a prenatal, childhood, and adult genetics service. Clients with a personal or family history of a genetic problem or a suspected genetic disorder can receive clinical genetic consultations, genetic counseling, risk assessment, education, genetic testing, and psychological support. At Canberra Hospital and Community Health Centres, genetic counselors are available.
- Provide clinical services to clients in mainstream genetic clinics, including attending consultations; provide genetic counseling and ongoing support to clients across campuses, including through telemedicine; arrange referrals to other agencies as needed; and communicate with laboratories about sample collection and transportation.
- Maintain and supply statistical information as needed, as well as maintain and distribute confidential patient and family records.
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- Provide genomic/genetic services assistance, advice, and information to health professionals in hospital and community settings.
- Participate in relevant research programs directed by the Clinical Geneticist/Senior Genetic Counsellor, as well as participate in and organize departmental quality improvement activities.
- Work to ensure that the HGSA recommendations for genetic counseling are followed.
- A postgraduate qualification in genetic counseling and/or Part 1 certification/’Board Eligible’ status from the Human Genetics Society of Australasia, as well as a commitment to study toward full certification in genetic counseling from the Human Genetics Society of Australasia.
- Knowledge and awareness of how evidence-based practice can be applied to Genetic Counseling
- With familiarity with MS Office, databases, presentations, and pedigree drawing tools demonstrated computer literacy.
- Interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills that are well-developed (both oral and written)
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary setting, as well as to organize individual workloads in order to fulfill deadlines, commitments, and performance requirements.
- A thorough awareness of privacy, confidentiality, and ethics problems.
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