Genetic Counselor - Genetics

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
The primary role of the cancer genetic counselor is to provide clinical genetic services, including genetic counseling and coordination of genetic testing, to families with or at risk for adult and pediatric hereditary cancer syndromes. The counselor must be adept at eliciting and recording targeted family history and detailed medical history information; pedigree interpretation and risk assessment; and conveying scientific and technical concepts in a manner understandable to patients. The counselor offers any appropriate genetic testing, interprets genetic test results and counsels patients regarding future medical management of cancer risks. Referrals to other services are made as needed. The counselor is responsible for all aspects of case management (e.g., case documentation; written and oral communications with patients, physicians, testing laboratories and insurance companies).  Other responsibilities include:

1) Developing written educational materials for patients and providers
2) Preparing and delivering presentations to professional and lay audiences
3) Assisting with outreach activities
4) Supervising students of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Master’s Level Genetic Counseling Training Program in clinical rotations
5) Participating in administrative meetings of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program and Departmental and Institutional academic conferences
6) Assisting with clinical supervision of Genetics Fellows rotating through the Cancer Genetic Counseling Program
7) Participating in didactic instruction of trainees
8) Assisting with the development and conduct of clinical research protocols
9) Assisting in manuscript preparations and grant writing



  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling.
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification within 3 years of graduating from Genetic Counseling Program.
  • 2 years of genetic counseling experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills a must. 

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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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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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