Licensed Gen Counslr Spec

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

WOOD CTR - Wood Building Req ID: 27945

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Recognized as a point-of-contact for a specialized patient population, along with providing efforts consistent to the mission of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the following domains:


  • Clinical
    • Reviews patient information, evaluates family history, conducts risk assessment, and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis. 
    • Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling as necessary. 
    • Works directly with the Attending Physician assigned to the patient population. 


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


  • Research
    • Maybe also involved with research activity related to their specialized patient population.


This position includes active participation within the Section of Genetic Counseling.


Additionally, this position involves an enhanced level of participation and responsibilities within, but  not exclusive of, the following: 


a.         Administration

b.         Education/ Scholarly Pursuits (Publications)

c.         Research

d.         Clinical

e.         Responsibilities Over Staff (is not limited to Genetic Counseling Staff)


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.

Job Responsibilities
  • Recognized as a point-of-contact for a specialized patient population
  • Sought out to provide outreach and education
  • Published on posters/ abstracts/ publications
  • Present cases at rounds, or other conferences
  • Provides clinical education and mentorship to Genetic Counseling graduate students
  • Involvement with limited research administrative functions (IRB submissions, time and effort reporting)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Genetic Counselor License - PA
Certification by ABGC
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s Degree in Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling. According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Six (6) or more years as an independent genetic counselor.

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Demonstrated ability in counseling, skills, techniques and other related areas.
  • Subject to pressure related to emergency clinical problems.
  • Must have a high degree of flexibility of skills and hours.
  • Prior experience with clinical data or research data is preferred.


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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