Genetic Counselor - Genetics Research

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
This position entails coordinating studies and clinical trials for genetic diseases and providing genetic counseling to patients participating in various research studies. This counseling addresses the nature of etiology of the condition(s) in question. The position also entails coordinating all aspects of patients’ participation in clinical research studies, whether observational or experimental, including recruitment, screening, enrollment, pre-protocol assessments, and termination of study participation.  

  • Prepares regulatory submission for IRB review for new protocols, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing clinical research studies on behalf of the Principal Investigator, including writing informed consent forms.  
  • Assists Investigators with the development of protocols for Investigator-initiated studies. 
  • Aids in the preparation and negotiation of study budgets for sponsored research and oversees all clinical trial start-up activities. 
  • Assist in recruitment and data management of internal protocols in collaboration with clinical trainees. 
  • Obtains informed consent under supervision of the Principal Investigator or independently as required by the study protocol. 
  • Coordinates the clinical assessments of the study subjects including but not limited to screening and evaluation of the study subjects. 
  • Ensures accurate and complete collection of subject data through chart reviews and timely data entry into case report forms. 
  • Perform other related duties incidental to clinical trial work (i.e. audit documents and pertinent files and prepare for storage, obtain study related equipment.). Coordinate specimen retrieval, shipping, and tracking to research laboratories. 
  • Report and interpret genetic test results for physicians and research participants. 
  • Provide genetic counseling to research participants as needed on issues such as: interpretation of carrier test results, issues of concern that were identified in pregnancy, medical and/or family histories, the availability of carrier and/or diagnostic testing options, whether or not genetic counseling/testing is medically indicated, and basic information about rare and common genetic/chromosome disorders. 
  • Provide patients and physicians with normal, inconclusive and/or abnormal test results, recommending and arranging for appropriate follow-up testing and/or counseling, clarifying specimen requirements, and relaying billing information.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of Masters level Genetic Counseling students during their research and metabolic rotations. Advises Genetic Counseling students for Masters thesis.
  • Assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation for various studies.
  • Performs other related duties.  

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling. American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification eligible 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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