The Genetic Counselor reflects the mission, vision, and values of the organization, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Genetic Counselor is primarily responsible for providing genetic counselling to patients.
• Analyse genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes.• Explain diagnostic procedures such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS), ultrasound, fetal blood sampling, and amniocentesis.• Provide genetic counselling • Assess patients' psychological or emotional needs such as those relating to stress, fear of test results, financial issues, and marital conflicts to make referral recommendations or assist patients in managing test outcomes.• Provide counselling to patient and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance.• Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counselling literature, and considering histories or diagnostic data.• Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.• Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians.• Interview patients or review medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories, and document findings.
Experience and Skills Required Experience required:
• Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant role.Skills required: • High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers.• Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking, flexibility and creativity when resolving customer issues.• Ability to apply critical thinking, communication, influence, and flexibility to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes.• Good ability to effectively handle challenging situations and balance multiple priorities• Strong data, analytical and finance orientation.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.• Desire to work in multi-disciplinary setting.• Recognizes and accepts accountability for safety and care of patients • Demonstrated patient centered / patient valued behaviors.• Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.• Fluent English speaker. Knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage although not essential
• Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or equivalent relevant experience required.Preferred: None
Licensing / Certifications
Valid Primary License from the country of origin if applicable AND should be eligible for license in the Qatar with QCHP.• Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR required.