Cedars-Sinai Prenatal Screening Coordinator in Los Angeles, California
Summary of Essential Job Duties:
The California Prenatal Screening Program (PNS) is focused on detecting birth defects during pregnancy. The PNS Program provides prenatal screening and follow-up services (such as genetic counseling, ultrasound, non-invasive prenatal testing, CVS, and amniocentesis), where indicated, to pregnant women in California.
The Prenatal Screening Coordinator performs case management by confirming information, finalizing results and monitoring follow-up services. He or she communicates between the California Genetic Disease Screening Program, clinicians, blood collection facilities, Prenatal Diagnosis Centers and patients. Additional Coordinator responsibilities include providing on-site trainings for area clinicians and clinical staff.
•Two years professional experience working in a healthcare environment with diverse patient populations, preferably in OB/GYN, medical genetics and/or pediatrics (a combination of education and relevant professional experience will be considered)
•Experience in public speaking and/or teaching
•Working or conceptual knowledge of prenatal screening, genetics, embryology, birth defects, and statistics
•Proficient typing speed
•Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
•Fluency in a second language (Spanish preferred)
In addition, an ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to:
•Exercise professional judgment and critical thinking in decision making; asking for help when appropriate
•Prioritize workload effectively in order to perform duties responsibly and with detailed accuracy, including while under pressure or time constraints
•Collaborate and maintain a positive work environment with diverse team members
•Excellent verbal and written communication
Required: BA/BS/BSN with experience in OB, Medical Genetics and/or Pediatrics
Preferred: Master level or above in one of the following:
•Genetic Counselor (board eligible or board certified)
•Registered Nurse (with experience in OB/GYN or Pediatrics, or Medical Genetics)
•Master of Public Health (MPH), Medical Social Worker, or other allied health care professional, preferably with experience in OB, Medical Genetics and/or Pediatrics
As required by professional status listed above.
Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking)
Sighted. Able to walk, stand, lift without assistance from others.