Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Certified Genetic Counselor specializing in prenatal and preconception counseling in a Maternal Fetal Medicine high risk OB clinic. Highly skilled communicator, possessing broad knowledge in human and medical genetics, laboratory and clinical procedures, strong interpersonal skills, and proficiency in medical documentation of counseling sessions and the interpretation, limitations, and significance of genetic testing/screening results.

Certifications and Skills
  • Board Certified Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling 2009-current
  • Accredited member of the Allied Health Staff at Duke University Medical Center 2007-current
  • Super User Representative for Maestro Electronic Medical Records systems at Duke Perinatal Consultants
  • Site Coordinator for Genetic Counseling Intern Training, Education, and Supervision.
Professional Employment
Prenatal Genetic Counselor, 06/2007 to Current
Christiana Care Health SystemCamden, NJ,
  • Provide prenatal and preconception counseling services for indications including but not limited to advanced maternal/paternal age, abnormal screen or test results, family history of genetic disorders/birth defects, recurrent losses, ultrasound anomalies and teratogenic exposures.
  • Elicit family, medical, pregnancy, and psychosocial history utilizing a variety of interviewing skills and counseling techniques
  • Calculate genetic risks and interpret pedigree data
  • Research, compile, and present pertinent and complex information regarding genetic disorders and testing to providers and clients/family
  • Facilitate decision making, especially within instances of high emotional investment or complicated clinical outcomes
  • Identify, order, and process appropriate genetic testing and screening for clients. Interpret and communicate results of chosen testing.
  • Supervise, train and educate genetic counseling and medical students, residents, and fellows withing the clinical setting
  • Document all clinical information and patient interaction within the electronic medical records system in a timely, concise, and comprehensive manner.
  • Recognize and facilitate coping with emotional and psychological needs of clients/family, and recognize situations requiring psychiatric referral
  • Anticipate areas of conflict or need, and provide appropriate referral for support and resolution
  • Facilitate cooperation and coordination amongst providers within a multidisciplinary team working in a sometimes complex and emotional environment
  • Actively and consistently continue education to maintain most current standards of care, practice and knowledge in the rapid and constantly evolving field of medical genetics
Master Counselor / Youth Counselor, 05/2001 to 05/2004
Eckerd Youth AlternativesCity, STATE,
  • Supervised and trained youth counselors working with at risk youths in therapeutic settings.
  • Supervised, taught, and counseled at risk youths between the ages of thirteen and seventeen at a year round, alternative, wilderness based school for individuals with behavioral, psychological, and substance abuse issues.
  • Emphasis placed on coordinating personal needs, safety, education, family interaction and transition back into community.
  • Facilitated individual and group therapeutic discussions to encourage healthier decisions using choice therapy, reality therapy, problem solving processes, anger management cycles, substance abuse cycles, sexual offending cycles, and therapeutic crisis intervention techniques.
  • Reviewed and prepared progress notes for admittance to social and family services.
  • Prepared and presented educational lessons on a variety of subjects.
  • Organized and led wilderness trips as an integral part of the therapeutic process.
Research Technician Level III, 04/2000 to 05/2001
Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab At The University Of North Carolina At Chapel HillCity, STATE,
  • Lab Director: Dr. Beverly Koller
  • Prepared and maintained all tissue culture samples.
  • Supervised undergraduate lab technicians.
  • Managed all laboratory supply ordering and payment processing.
  • Maintained numerous animal colonies, including animal handling, administering injections, and utilizing population control techniques.
  • Demonstrated mastery of molecular techniques for genotyping including PCR, plasmid construction, Western Blots and Northern Blots.
  • Performed small animal surgery, including embryonic implantation, embryonic harvesting, and cellular harvesting of pulmonary samples.
  • Prepared and presented data for submission in journals using Excel and Power Point.
  • Prepared and processed embryos for cryo-storage.
Education and Training
MS: Genetic Counseling, Expected in May 2007
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC
GPA: Recipient, Greensboro Graduate Scholarship GPA: 4.0
  • Recipient of Greensboro Graduate Scholarship, GPA: 4.0
  • Capstone Experience: "Treatment Options for Patients with MPS II and MPS III:How Do Families Make the Choice?"
BS: Biology / Spanish, Expected in May 2000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill , NC
GPA: Honor's Program, Jackson Scholarship Recipient, Watson Scholarship Recipient
  • Majors: Biology / Spanish
  • Honor's Program
  • Jackson Scholarship Recipient
  • Watson Scholarship Recipient
Post Baccalaureate Studies: , Expected in 2005
University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
: Language Semester Abroad, Expected in 1999
Universidad de Sevilla - Sevilla,
  • Dean's List, GPA:3.860
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling Member 2007-current
  • North Carolina Medical Genetics Association (intermittent based of funding availability)
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors Member (intermittent based on funding availability)
  • Student Member NSGC Diversity SIG Member, 2006-2007
  • Genetic Counseling Program Representative to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Graduate Student Association, 2005-2006
  • Graduate Student Association Representative to the University Ethics Committee, 2006

2015 Duke Strength, Hope, and Caring Team Recognition for leadership in patient care and safety

2010-2012 Creation, Participation , and Facilitation of Employee and Patient Satisfaction Committee

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