• Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Posted: May 6, 2019

Job Description

Attention current TriHealth employees:

Please apply for this position by submitting an online internal application via SuccessFactors. Please be certain to update your SuccessFactors Employee Profile prior to applying to this position.

GENETIC COUNSELING ASSISTANT: The genetic counseling assistant is responsible for pre-genetic counseling work flow in conjunction with the genetics navigator and genetic counselors that includes but is not limited to the following: prepare genetic counseling charts with all needed documents and pertinent pathology/medical reports, format and print pedigrees, facilitate data entry of health history questionnaires, calculate appropriate risk models, assist with preauthorization for visit and/or testing, and assist with the communication to appropriate labs to verify insurance coverage. The genetic counseling assistant is also responsible for post-genetic counseling work flow that includes but is not limited to: coordinating paperwork and authorization for family/physician communication, scheduling patients for relevant follow-up, enter post-visit documentation, preparing patient test requisitions for genetic testing and research testing with basic genetics and testing requirements, assisting in necessary preparation of documentation for test processing, assuring the safe package of blood and saliva, working closely with various laboratories / insurance during the pre-authorization process, executing requests for medical necessity letters, preparing genetic test results for scanning into EMR and enter test results into clinical/research database. The genetic counseling assistant assists with patient scheduling in the following capacities: calling patients to schedule appointments from the genetic counseling workqueue, reviewing referrals for complicated cases then sending to genetic navigator for triage, making reminder phone calls to patients the week prior to their visit.


Careful attention to detail. Knowledge of medical and genetic terminology. Interest in learning technical genetic software. Attendance at appropriate department meetings. Ability to prioritize and organize projects. Ability to problem solve. Ability to work with deadlines. Ability to handle patient information in a confidential manner. Ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Ability to seek advice from or refer related problems to appropriate staff. Ability to communicate with patients and participants in a clear and sensitive manner. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff, both within and outside of the department. Ability to operate computer, telephone, printer, copier and fax. Must be proficient in Progeny and Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint).


EDUCATION: 1 year post High School Education Science EXPERIENCE: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: Genetics software, Epic EMR, Microsoft office applications.



Location: Bethesda North Hospital

Hourly/Salaried: Hourly

Employment Status: Part Time Position

Bi-Weekly Hours:36

Shift: Shift Varies

Weekend Commitment: No

Holiday Commitment: No

On-Call Commitment: No

Employment Type

  • Part Time

Schedule Information

Schedule: Shift Varies


375 Dixmyth Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Phone: (513) 862-2655

Fax: (513) 862-2655



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