Genetic Counselor/Analyst

Organization
ECRI Institute
Job Location
5200 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Benefits

About ECRI Institute: ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient safety and care. It has its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. We have a diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas. Over 400 dedicated staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals. Our competitive benefit package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage which begins on the first day of the month after their start date.

Job Description

ECRI Institute is seeking an individual to become a member of our world-class Health Technology Assessment Group ECRIgene.  As a member of the ECRIgene team, this individual provides insight on genetic and proteomic tests to help identify and prioritize clinically relevant genetic test topics to include in the ECRIgene information service. This individual also informs the team’s precision medicine initiatives and maintains current awareness of issues related to genetic test utilization by health systems and consumers. This individual also receives methods training to perform systematic review and rapid reviews of published clinical studies on genetic tests for hospital and health plan clients of ECRI Institute’s ECRIgene information service.  This Genetics Research Analyst position is based out of ECRI Institute's headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide recommendations for prioritization of genetic and proteomic test topics for report preparation

  • Review ECRIgene database profiles for accuracy as part of quality assurance

  • Participate in selected visits and surveys of ECRIgene members and prospects

  • Contribute to ECRIgene product development initiatives

  • Maintain currency on CPT coding and coding changes for genetic tests

  • Maintain currency on state and federal regulatory issues affecting genetic test diffusion and utilization

  • Contribute to ECRIgene webinars on precision medicine and genetic testing

  • Learn ECRI methods of performing systematic and rapid reviews of genetic tests

  • Meet deadlines to prepare assigned reports

  • Use search results from medical librarians to select appropriate data for analysis, perform analysis, and write evidence reports and/or rapid reviews

  • Understand and apply PICOTS framework and GRADE strength of evidence assessment in evidence report preparation

  • Prepare for preliminary meeting presentations on assigned evidence report topics

  • For rapid reviews, ensure understanding of client research requests and meet deadlines for client deliverables

  • Attend ECRIgene team and review committee meetings

  • Apply bio statistical concepts to accurately analyze and present data in reports

  • Understand factors that affect diffusion of genetic tests and precision therapies

  • Understand payer and hospital perspectives and write accordingly

  • Revise reports as needed after internal and external review; document responses to reviewers

  • Ensure accuracy of report content; document sources for all facts and information used in reports, use department’s citation workflow system appropriately for requesting papers and articles. 

  • Use SharePoint workflow tools appropriately to follow appropriate procedures for report documentation, drafting, peer review, revision and final publication 

  • Maintain current awareness of important issues in precision medicine field by perusing major medical journals, health sections of major news outlets, Genome Web, CAP, and other publications relevant to the field

  • Understand adoption and implementation issues for healthcare facilities regarding genetic test utilization

  • Contribute to arm-chair consulting to members with questions about genetic tests

  • Attend professional conferences as assigned

  • Maintain genetic counselor certification

  • Other duties/projects as assigned

     

    Metrics

    Annual metrics after completion of 9 months’ training:

  1. Author high-quality rapid and systematic reviews as assigned (~10 to 15 annually)

  2. Attend 4 ECRI webinars, conferences, trainings to grow/maintain knowledge base

     

Requirements

Requirements:: Certification from American Board of Genetic Counseling plus 2 years’ experience in a genetic counseling capacity at a health system or laboratory and strong analytic and writing skills. Must work well independently and as part of a team, have familiarity with concepts of evidence-based medicine related to precision medicine topics; must understand concepts of analytic validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility of genetic tests. Understanding of basic biostatistics and issues related to how genetic tests diffuse into clinical care. Must be capable of learning analytic methods for performing evidence reviews. Must be familiar and adept with using Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

About ECRI Institute: ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient safety and care. It has its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. We have a diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas. Over 400 dedicated staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals. Our competitive benefit package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage which begins on the first day of the month after their start date.

For nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute has dedicated itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare. Through rigorous, evidence-based patient safety research, ECRI Institute has recommended actionable solutions that have saved countless lives. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

ECRI Institute is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 610-825-6000. EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

To be considered further for this opportunity interested candidates must apply directly to our website.  https://www.ecri.org/about/pages/careers.aspx 

 

How to Apply

To be considered further for this opportunity interested candidates must apply directly to our website.  https://www.ecri.org/about/pages/careers.aspx 

About Our Organization

About ECRI Institute: ECRI Institute is a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient safety and care. It has its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. We have a diverse working environment that encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas. Over 400 dedicated staff blend extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise with a wide range of experienced healthcare professionals. Our competitive benefit package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage which begins on the first day of the month after their start date.

For nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute has dedicated itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare. Through rigorous, evidence-based patient safety research, ECRI Institute has recommended actionable solutions that have saved countless lives. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and strives to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality in healthcare by collecting and analyzing patient safety information and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Qualified applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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