Genetic Counselor- Full time openings available within various divisions

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 24363

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Various divisions within CHOP are seeking to fill full-time genetic counselor positions within their programs:

Current openings are within Clinical Genetics, Neurology, Endocrinology and Nephrology


CHOP’s genetics services contribute to the diagnosis and care of children and adolescents with rare genetic diseases. Our team is committed to ongoing research to better understand the genetic basis of a wide variety of pediatric disorders with the goal of improving treatment options and outcomes.

The Clinical Genetics section provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, follow-up care and genetic counseling for both inpatients and outpatients. Patients are seen by a clinical geneticist and a genetic counselor. Individuals with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, birth defects, multisystem medical problems, unusual facial features or failure to thrive are referred for evaluation and diagnosis of a genetic syndrome or a chromosomal abnormality.

First-time evaluations take place in the Genetics Clinic. Patients with a known diagnosis are also followed in this clinic to provide families with updated information regarding their condition.

We offer a specific genetics clinic for patients with hearing loss, both isolated and syndromic. Evaluation and genetic counseling are provided.

The section offers a multispecialty clinic, the 22q and You Center, for children and adults with a chromosome 22q11.2 deletion. This is the largest program in the country specializing in this condition. Here, patients may be seen by as many as 15 subspecialists with expertise in this diagnosis over a three- to five-day period. 

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Job Responsibilities

As a clinically-based  Genetic Counselor, the major duties will be as follows:


Reviews patient information, evaluates family history, conducts risk assessment, and recommends medical or genetic testing bases on analysis. 

Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling as necessary. 

Works directly with the Attending physician assigned to the patient population. 


May assist with education/ mentorship within the Division, along with serving as a supervisor to Genetic Counseling graduate students during their clinical rotations.



May also be involved with research activities  related to a specific patient population.


If acceptable by clinical leadership within the GCs Division, this role is able to engage in Incident-to Follow Up visits for established patients to the practice to assist with returning test results, updating medical and family histories, reviewing testing options, and evaluating familial recurrence risks.


Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Provisional Genetic Counselor License obtained within 90 days of placement into position.
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s degree in human genetics or genetic counseling

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Ability to handle confidential materials.

Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Excellent organizational skills.

Attention to details.

Ability to exercise independent judgment.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

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