Qatar Foundation

Senior Genetic Counsellor

Qatar Genome

Doha, Qatar

Key Result Areas

  • Collaborate with medical staff at QBB to design related policies and procedures
  • Provide counseling to QBB participants receiving genomic reports
  • Interpret results and communicate findings to referral physicians
  • Work with treating physicians to analyze genetic results to identify patients and families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes
  • Help in the design and content of genomic reports delivered
  • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of a computerized participant information system for the genetic counseling service.
  • Help develop materials for the genetic counseling service, including letters, website related content, and patient brochures.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant field & 8-10 years of relevant full-time work experience, 3 of which at a supervisory level

  • Qualifications / Education in an accredited Genetic Counselling program

  • 4-6 years of experience in Genetic Counselling, and it is preferred to have an experience in genomic reports

  • Demonstrated experience in clinical genetics, cytogenetic and molecular genetics coupled with psychosocial theory, ethics and counselling techniques

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic, English is a plus.

  • Previous experience in a similar culture is preferred.

  • Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications

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Senior Genetic Counsellor