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Genetic Counselor Assistant (FT, 40 hours, Remote)

BioReference Labs
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Work Remotely
  • Job Code
    GDX-21-10131
  • Jobs Rated
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This is an exciting time to join our dynamic organization. OPKO Health is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics. OPKO's diagnostics business includes BioReference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest and fastest growing clinical laboratory over the last 35 years, which provides diagnostic testing to physician offices, hospitals, and clinics, among others, and GeneDx, a rapidly growing genetics and genomics laboratory that applies cutting edge technologies to make efficient clinical diagnostic testing and interpretation available for individuals with rare and common genetic conditions. Come join our team and become part of something big, by making our patients and customers the highest priority.

GeneDx is a rapidly growing CAP and CLIA certified diagnostic genetic testing laboratory for molecular genetics. Our historic mission has been to make clinical diagnostic testing available for people with genetic conditions and their families. We apply cutting edge technologies that provide a wide array of molecular genetic diagnostic tests, including whole exome sequencing and next-generation sequencing panels. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders. To learn more about GeneDx, please visit our website at www.genedx.com.

Role: Inherited Cancer Genetic Counselor Assistant

Position Summary:

The GeneDx Inherited Cancer Genetic Counselor Assistant facilitates accurate and timely case management, provides basic requisition data entry review services, assists with family history curation, assists with timely reporting of results, maintains databases as needed, and responds to client inquiries.

Essential Job Functions:

1.Ascertains, documents, and verifies basic case information for clinical database entry and report writing including demographic and history information.
2.Provides appropriate follow up when additional information is required for case completion.
3.Assists with case management by reviewing test orders and requesting patient information relevant for test activation, interpretation and communication with other internal teams.
4.Assists Genetic Counseling staff with duties enhancing report writing and turn-around time.
5.Assists the on-call genetic counselor in clerical tasks and monitoring cases including specific client queries for information and test status updates.
6.Assists Genetic Counseling staff with requests for the Variant Testing Program, test turn-around-time, and genetic variant inquiries.
7.Participates in submission of clinical database entries and clinical history projects.
8.Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in related health science field from an accredited university.
  • Prior experience in a clinical laboratory, hospital or doctors office preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in life science
    • Career focus on Genetic Counseling
    • Excellent typing skills (accuracy and speed)
    • Computer literacy at the college level working with MS Office applications or similar
    • High speed internet access
    • Remote work location secure for confidential data

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Interested in pursuing a career in Genetic Counseling
    • Good organizational and time management skills with an ability to stay focused on assigned task
    • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job

    We will provide relevant hardware/software to support a remote working environment.

    This position does not require being on-site in Gaithersburg, MD. Open to out of state US-based applicants.

    Benefits include:

    Paid Time Off (PTO)
    Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    LT/ST disability plans
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    401K retirement savings plan
    Employee Discounts
    Business casual dress code





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    Posted: 2021-06-09 Expires: 2021-07-08
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