Genetic Counselor Resume Samples

Genetic Counselors are healthcare professionals who specialize in providing information and support to individuals who may have, or be at risk of, a genetic disorder. Their primary duty is to assess, interpret and explain genetic information so that individuals can make informed decisions about their health and that of their families. Some job accountabilities relating to the post are listed on the Genetic Counselor Resume as – providing information and support to patients and their families, evaluating patient data to identify risk, and collaborating with healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans.

To fulfill this duty, genetic counselors need a comprehensive understanding of the human genome, genetic inheritance, and the implications of genetic testing. They should also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to interpret complex medical information and then explain it in a way that is accessible to their clients. Education requirements for genetic counselors include a master’s degree in genetic counseling, or a related field, as well as certification through the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Valid state licensure is also mandatory.

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Senior Genetic Counselor Resume

Summary : Over 8 years of experience in clinical expansion, protocol management, and personnel management. Successfully coordinated interdisciplinary teams from concept development to implementation. Maximized previous work experiences and a degree in business management to obtain an executive position in the healthcare setting with the aim of coordinating expansion and dissemination efforts.

Skills : Business Management, Personnel Management, and Protocol Management.

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  1. Led genetic counselor of the Flagship 1A project of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Moon Shot program, managing two research protocols.
  2. Provided clinical genetic counseling for patients with a personal or family history of a variety of genetic diagnoses.
  3. Developed and managed all aspects of the Clinical Cancer Genetics Summer Internship program, including onboarding and supervision of trainees.
  4. Created an infrastructure to develop a breast cancer genetics screening clinic and protocol.
  5. Obtained $10,000 of free clinical genetic testing for the patients and family members through participation in the Battle of the Breasts program.
  6. Worked as a clinical liaison between community OB/GYN physicians, patients, and laboratory personnel to coordinate the submission of amniotic and blood specimens for karyotyping.
  7. Supported ALS Families Project enrollment and follow-up by reviewing and responding to participants' or referring physicians' questions and inquiries.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BSHS


Junior Genetic Counselor Resume

Objective : As a Junior Genetic Counselor, provided medical/clinical genetic counseling services to individuals and families with known or suspected heritable conditions. Provided education and supportive counseling. Coordinates genetic testing. Evaluated and determined individual and family needs and makes appropriate referrals.

Skills : Process improvement, Contract negotiations, Budget preparation, Protocol development, and Standard operating procedure development.

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  1. Provided comprehensive genetic counseling service in weekly pediatric, adult, prenatal, and cancer risk assessment clinics in a public hospital dedicated to serving the indigent and otherwise underserved individuals.
  2. Coordinated follow-up services for patients.
  3. Provided in-house genetic counseling consultations.
  4. Consulted with the Department of Pathology in post-mortem determinations of genetic diagnoses and reviewed autopsy findings with family members.
  5. Supervised Northwestern University genetic counseling graduate students in three yearly six-week clinical rotations.
  6. Supervised pediatric medical students and residents in clinical rotations year-round.
  7. Worked with two clinical geneticists in a prenatal clinic with an attached laboratory and an OB/GYN practice.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
M.S. In Medical Genetics


Genetic Counselor Assistant Resume

Objective : As a Genetic Counselor Assistant, supported individualized cancer treatment, and identification of individuals and families at risk of hereditary cancer, through education, genetic counseling, testing, and support of the Hereditary Cancer Clinic.

Skills : Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, clinical decision-making skills, Ability to provide patient-centered care Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Transplant Hepatology.

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  1. Counseled, usually 5 to 7 pregnant patients, on a daily basis, preparental diagnosis, its benefits, and risks; including calling patients with amniocentesis results and another relevant follow-up.
  2. Traveled to outreach clinics on an almost weekly basis.
  3. Prepared for research visits by collecting and reviewing relevant medical records and lab reports, as well as participant family histories, and ensured that these records are provided to the study team in advance of the research visit.
  4. Provided reminder phone calls and/or emails for upcoming research participant appointments to participants and the study team.
  5. Processed, packaged, and shipped specimens for genetic testing in a timely manner.
  6. Assisted in maintaining and managing ongoing research programs, including scheduling appointments, managing the study team schedule, and communicating directly with participants.
  7. Performed other research-related tasks including developing surveys, creating databases and entering data, and curating medical records.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master's In Clinical Genetics

Genetic Counselor Associate Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Genetic Counselor Associate with experience in the industry. Assessed individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provided information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advised individuals and families to support informed decision-making and coping methods for those at risk. May be helped conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling.

Skills : Proficiency in diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy, and colonoscopy, and Ability to interpret complex medical data.

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  1. Assisted families to understand alternatives for dealing with the risk of genetic disorders, choose the course of action they deem appropriate and act in accordance with that decision, and make the best possible adjustment to the disorder in an affected family member and/or to the risk of recurrence of that disorder.
  2. Counseled patients regarding the significance of genetic disorders, inheritance patterns, recurrence risks for birth defects and genetic disorders, and management of a given diagnosis. 
  3. Conveyed complex genetic information, and test results, and address the emotional impact of such information to patients and families, both in person and by telephone, using understandable terminology and knowledge of genetic and psychosocial principles.
  4. Determined current knowledge regarding specific diagnoses, including modalities of testing, treatment options, and genetic basis. 
  5. Recommended specialized genetic testing.
  6. Educated patients regarding their risks/options; explains disease signs and symptoms, probability of recurrence, prognosis, diagnostic methods/procedures, alternate courses of action, and available options.
  7. Ensured that patients and/or family understand the implications, risks, and benefits of genetic testing, should testing be indicated. 
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Degree In Pre-Medicine

Genetic Counselor Resume

Objective : As a Genetic Counselor, Provided individualized information and supportive counseling, coordinate genetic testing, evaluate and determine the needs of the individual and families, and work with the Physician to make appropriate referrals based on the evaluations.

Skills : knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and Proficiency in diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy.

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Description :

  1. Coordinated genetic testing, interprets the results, and communicates this information to the patient and referring clinician.
  2. Maintained case documentation and prepares detailed genetic counseling summary letters for referring clinicians.
  3. Made appropriate referrals to social service agencies, parent support groups, and other specialists.
  4. Obtained detailed family and pregnancy histories to identify potential risk factors and inheritance patterns; obtained and analyzed all pertinent medical records; reviewed medical genetics literature to develop a clinically appropriate counseling plan; and obtained and documented informed consent for procedures and tests.
  5. Provided specialty consultation and education to other health care professionals, health sciences students, and other staff on genetic diseases, birth defects, prenatal diagnosis, and genetic screening. 
  6. Responded to genetic inquiries from other hospital departments and clinics.
  7. Reviewed referrals and prioritized cases for genetic counseling with an individual or couple concerning their risk of having a baby born with a birth defect or genetic disease based on factors such as maternal age, family history, stage of pregnancy, and the likelihood of genetic disorder recurrence.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In genetic counseling

Genetic Counselor Resume

Headline : As a Genetic Counselor, Independently provided genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups who have or are at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects. Acted as a consultant to healthcare providers regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to the management of their patients. Administered state, regional, and local programs that provide genetic services to members.

Skills : Service Assistant, Health Care Providers.

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Description :

  1. Developed a clinically appropriate genetic counseling plan.
  2. Ensured that all recommended testing ordered is completed and that patients have been appropriately informed of the results.
  3. Presented relevant genetic information to individuals and families from diverse cultural backgrounds in an informed, compassionate manner to help families obtain the medical and social services they may need.
  4. Provided genetic, medical, and technical information in a comprehensive, understandable, nondirective manner to patients and families.
  5. Applied genetic counseling methods and techniques.
  6. Experience in treating genetic diseases and disorders, birth defects, risks/options, and prenatal diagnosis screening tools.
  7. Provided genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, prenatal, adult, and/or cancer referrals.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counselor Resume

Objective : As a Genetic Counselor, provided genetic counseling services in a clinical, research, or laboratory environment. Obtained medical and family histories, and review pertinent medical records. Assessed, interpreted, and reported laboratory diagnostic results. Counseled families regarding underlying diagnosis/medical findings including natural history and inheritance pattern.

Skills : Testing, Presentational Skills, clinical research.

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Description :

  1. Assessed recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost.
  2. Provided crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions.
  3. Made referrals for ongoing care and support.
  4. Provided case management for complex genetics cases, including coordinating medical recommendations and management plans, testing, and ongoing counseling.
  5. Developed, implemented, and coordinated a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, GDSP Screening Program, carrier screening, and specialty clinics) at the local or regional level.
  6. Followed guidelines mandated by the State.
  7. Developed and presented programs and classes for pediatric, adult, obstetric, and cancer patients.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor's In genetic counseling

Genetic Counselor Resume

Summary : As a Genetic Counselor, Provided genetic counseling, test coordination, and follow-up for patients in the Piedmont Cancer Genetics Program. Supported referring providers and provides cancer genetics education and outreach.

Skills : Genetic Risks, Knowledge Of Genetics And Genetic Testing.

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  1. Produced culturally sensitive and age-appropriate patient and health professional education materials, and participates in community education programs.
  2. Developed and presented Inservice education to physicians and other health care providers regarding genetic services and current medical genetics topics.
  3. Maintained local and regional statistics, and survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.
  4. Maintained current knowledge of advances in the field of genetics.
  5. Recommended/implemented enhanced clinical practice standards.
  6. Contributed to the development of test dossiers to support the clinical utility of test offerings.
  7. Provided input into local and regional policies and guidelines and hiring of new staff.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Consultant
Education
Education
Master's In genetic counseling

Genetic Counselor Resume

Summary : As a Genetic Counselor, Provided genetic counseling services and coordinates care for prenatal, pediatric, and specialty genetic clinics. Supervised rotating genetic counseling students and educated residents, medical students, nursing students, and genetic counseling students.

Skills : Counseling And Communication Skills, Problem-Solving And Critical Thinking Skills.

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  1. Identified opportunities to reduce costs and increase services.
  2. Served as a preceptor for graduate genetic counseling students and medical residents.
  3. Introduced and secured new business, and increases existing business.
  4. Accomplished these tasks through partnership and problem-solving with all call points in the GTS's assigned territory, through consultative selling, education, and serving as the first line of account management for physicians, genetic counselors, and their staff.
  5. Coordinated with operations to ensure consistent follow-up and timely issue resolutions.
  6. Implemented agreed-upon sales and marketing plans and actively supports development events such as physician dinners and special events.
  7. Prospected and established new physicians and genetic counselors by actively managing a physician/genetic counselor development pipeline and clear illustration and communication of value propositions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master's In genetic counseling

Genetic Counselor Resume

Headline : As a Genetic Counselor, provided interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence. Educated about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources, research, and counsel to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.

Skills : Planning, Counselling.

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  1. Determined customer needs and requirements and makes recommendations to physicians and genetic counselors of the various solutions can offer them.
  2. Managed PGT cases from initiation through test completion; included case acceptance review and case coordination with laboratory operations, client services, and billing departments; Collaborated with Lead Laboratory GC or Manager of Laboratory GC on counseling for complex PGT cases.
  3. Counseled PGT patients regarding test development procedures (when applicable), risks, benefits, and limitations of PGT testing.
  4. Coordinated appropriate documentation, consents, DNA samples, and family member participation for PGT test development, when required.
  5. Documented patient encounters in appropriate internal systems as well as customized external client and patient-facing letters.
  6. Assisted clinics, patients, and larger Cooper Genomics organizations with routine questions/issues regarding referred PGT cases and Cooper Genomics PGT processes.
  7. Delivered customer feedback and measurements of laboratory genetic counseling quality metrics to the Lead Laboratory GC or manager.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master's degree in genetic counseling