Mount Sinai Careers
Genetic Counselor - Center for Population Genomic Health
Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Center for Population Genomic Health (PGH) at
the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has an opening for a
motivated and dedicated Genetic Counselor. Under supervision of the Center’s
Senior Genetic Counselor, the Genetic Counselor will provide support for Center.
The Center for Population Genomic Health at ISMMS is a new center enabling scientists and clinicians to rapidly bring cutting-edge findings from genomic discovery to the front line of clinical care of patients. The Center is seeking a highly qualified and licensed Genetic Counselor to provide genetic counseling services for the wide variety of genomic conditions seen in the Center. The Genetic Counselor will report directly to the Senior Genetic Counselor of the Center for Population Genomic Health.
The Genetic Counselor will be involved in all aspects of translational research and clinical work within the Center, in particular as it relates to the NHGRI-funded Clinical Sequencing and Evidence-Based Research (CSER) program. The Genetic Counselor must be adept at eliciting and recording detailed family history and medical history information; interpreting genetic variants; assessing genetic disease risk; returning genetic results to patients and/or referring physicians. The Genetic Counselor should be comfortable discussing complex genetic and health information with individuals of diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. The Genetic Counselor will serve as the primary contact for patients, research participants, referring physicians, and other providers.
- Consenting patients and research participants
- Reviewing and summarizing medical records
- Coordinating study visits and implementing study procedures
- Ensuring adherence to written protocols and regulatory requirements
- Coordinating clinical genetic testing
- Providing post-test counseling/education/support for patients and families
- Developing written educational materials for patients and providers
- Assisting with patient and provider outreach activities
- Participating in administrative meetings of the Center for Population Genomic Health
- Assisting with the development and conduct of clinical research protocols
- Maintaining study files and databases
- Assisting with submissions to the Institutional
Review Board and other regulatory bodies
- Master of Science in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited institution
- Must be board certified or board eligible
- Preferred 1 year translational research and/or clinical experience as a Genetic Counselor
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
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