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Newborn Screening Program Follow-up Consultant


Make Difference

Join us in making a significant impact on public health! As a Newborn Screening Program Follow-up Consultant, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the effectiveness of newborn screening by interpreting laboratory results, recommending appropriate follow-up actions, and providing support to hospitals and clinics. Your work will help identify infants with treatable disorders, supporting our mission to protect and improve the health of Washington State.


Why Join Us?

Join a dedicated team of healthcare professionals and public health experts, and make a real impact on the health and well-being of infants across Washington State. This role offers a collaborative environment where your contributions will directly influence positive health outcomes. Plus, you'll gain valuable experience and knowledge in public health and newborn screening, fostering your professional growth.


Responsibilities Include

  • Managing Health Data Systems (Primary Follow-Up for Assigned Disorders)
    • Oversee casework for all abnormal results, ensuring each baby receives appropriate medical care. Review screening results and determine follow-up actions based on laboratory data, demographic information, and previous specimens.
    • Report urgent results to healthcare providers immediately and facilitate diagnostic testing. Make referrals for non-urgent diagnostic testing as needed. Ensure babies with confirmed diagnoses receive proper medical care and treatment.
    • Work with clinic, midwife, and hospital staff to ensure subsequent specimens are submitted for babies with borderline or equivocal test results.
    • Maintain disorder-specific databases to monitor positive screening results and their outcomes.
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
    • Use experience and clinical knowledge to identify areas for improvement in the follow-up of abnormal results.
    • Collect and analyze screening performance data to evaluate program effectiveness and present findings to follow-up staff and management.
  • Policy Development and Implementation
    • Use program evaluation analyses to propose improvements to management, develop new policies and procedures, and evaluate their impact. Report results to follow-up staff and management.


Location and Flexibility

We value work-life balance and offer the convenience of remote work with occasional in-person collaboration opportunities. This remote position is available to applicants residing anywhere in Washington State, as well as those living near the Oregon/Washington border and the Idaho/Washington border.