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Genetic Counselor - Lab Based

Location Westborough, Massachusetts Job ID 19-82704

Integrated Genetics, part of LabCorp's Specialty Testing Group, is looking for a lab-based Genetic Counselor to join the Westborough, MA team of Genetic Coordinators and Assistants. This is a position perfect for an organized, thorough, energetic Board Certified/Active Status for ABGC Genetic Counselor who is interested in genetics, client services, laboratory operations and business. The Genetic Counselor will consult and coordinate with clients and laboratory personnel regarding genetic tests performed by Integrated Genetics and reference laboratories. This is an office based position with some time spent within the specimen receiving (accessioning) department.

Responsibilities:

  • Review incoming samples for clarity of physician orders; identify cases that do or may require additional information; contact clients for urgent resolution or complex cases
  • Provide technical expertise to clients regarding optimal management of pregnancies at risk for rare single gene disorders; help clients understand and interpret both diagnostic and screening results
  • Manage all aspects of sending and reporting specialized genetic tests, including taking incoming client call, reviewing specimen requirements and the need for parental samples, as indicated
  • Communicate with the accessioning department and cytogenetics laboratory to ensure proper scheduling and aliquoting of specimens for special studies
  • Communicate with reference laboratories; track and receive reference lab reports; communicate results to clients
  • Utilize multiple laboratory based computer applications to ensure proper scheduling of specimens submitted for molecular testing
  • Review and release molecular test reports under the direction of the Clinical Molecular Geneticists
  • Collaborate on publications and other projects as opportunities arise
  • Work approximately one Saturday per month to review incoming samples

Requirements

  • MS in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling
  • ABGC/ABMG certification or active candidate status required
  • Massachusetts state license in Genetic Counseling or ability to obtain license prior to start date
  • Highly organized, including excellent time management skills
  • Strong multi-tasking ability with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Shift

1

Schedule

Monday-Friday

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