Genetic Counselor - BREAST SERVICE - Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Dept- 5515    REQ #81715

Job Summary:

This position entails providing cancer or reproductive genetic counseling to cancer or prenatal and pre-conception patients. This counseling addresses the risk to bear children with genetic disorders, birth defects, and mental retardation. Common indication for patient referral are: advanced maternal age, risk for single-gene disorders or multifactorial conditions, increased risk for chromosome abnormalities or open fetal defects on maternal serum maker screening, fetal anomalies detected on ultrasound, and teratogenic exposures in pregnancy. Patients are informed about the nature of etiology of the condition(s) in question. Where appropriate counseling is furnished regarding options for prenatal diagnosis, often via amniocentesis and/or chorionic villus sampling. These procedures are described, including benefits, risks, and limitations. Informed consent is obtained for those patients opting for one of the invasive procedures. For those not wishing to pursue invasive testing, other reproductive options are discussed, including: screening tests, IVF with pre-implementation genetic diagnosis, use of donor gametes, and adoption.  

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provides genetic counseling and education to the Hospital and the community, Genetic Counselors are expected to see at least 20 patients per week
  • Genetic Counselors expected to show up on time for appointed patient contact hours unless supervisor is notified of lateness or unexpected absence
  • Offers genetic counseling and follow up services for in-patient and out-patient
  • Provides back up counseling to Sickle Cell and Developmental Disabilities Center and Pediatrics
  • Counsels for such conditions and disorders as advanced maternal age, abnormal ultrasound results, abnormal screening results, neural tube defects, previous history of trisomies 21, 13 or 18, multiple spontaneous abortions, consanguinity, Ashkenazi Jewish descent, exposure to teratogens, family history of genetic conditions among other indications.
  • Coordinates prenatal diagnosis services e.g. amniocentesis, CVS, ultrasound, fetal echo etc.
  • Is knowledgeable about various insurance companies and the labs that are able to be utilized by those insurance companies.
  • Seeks to document every case clearly and completely in order to protect the patients as well as the Division.
  • Complete documentation includes complete pregnancy and family history information, discussion of indications for visit, age-related risks, tests offered and discussed in detail, results of previous testing, carrier screening offered/ discussed due to patient ethnicity, family history discussion of recurrence risks and possible testing offered, plan with dates of scheduled appointments, accurate quoting of recurrence risks, pregnancy complications and associated malformation as well as any other relevant information.




  • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling, American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification within 3 years of graduating from Genetic Counseling Program.
  • Minimum of one year in Genetic Counseling or clinical rotations within a Genetic Counseling program.
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification

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. 

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