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Dover, DE 19904
The Genetic Counselor works as a member of a health care team, providing
information and support to families who have members with birth defects
or genetic disorders and families who may be at risk for a variety of
inherited conditions. The Genetic Counselor identifies families at
risk, investigates the problem and presents it to the family, interprets
information about the disorder, and analyzes inheritance patterns and
risks of recurrence. The Genetic Counselor provides supportive
counseling to families, serves as patient advocate, and refers
individuals and families to community or state support services. The
Genetic Counselor also serves as an educator by reviewing available
options with the family, services as a resource people for other health
care professionals, and for the general public.
Minimum Education and Experience: *
Special Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
- Knowledge of genetics and the impact on Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication,
interpersonal, and supervisory skills.
- Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.