Genetic Counselor

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Director of the Genetics program, provides genetic counseling services for reproductive risk assessment as well as hereditary risk assessment for patients with family history of genetic disorders. Gathers and evaluates clinical data in order to determine genetic risks and provides supportive counseling. Counsels patient families; serves as patient advocate; and refers individuals and families to community or state support programs. Serves as educational resource for other health care professionals. May perform research. Performs administrative functions necessary for specimen processing and program support.


-Job requires completion of a Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling in order to acquire knowledge of human and medical genetics, embryology, anatomy, physiology and counseling techniques.

-Must be board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

-Basic computer skills required.

-Must demonstrate ability to work with minimal oversight in a professional manner since job is largely performed under very general supervision by Clinical Director.

-Very high level of analytical ability required to effectively and expeditiously analyze and identify genetic conditions and abnormalities in order to provide information to patients, families and treating physicians in a timely manner.

-Interacts with various internal hospital medical, administrative and professional staff in the course of providing clinical analysis and scheduling patients and families for testing and counseling. High degree of autonomous responsibility required for daily contacts with patients, their families and external agencies.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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