Genetic Counselor

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General Summary of Position:
* The Genetic Counselor works as member of a healthcare team such as Women's Infant Services (WIS) or Cardiogenetics Center providing risk assessment, education and support to individuals and families at risk for, or diagnosed with, a variety of inherited conditions. Educates patients and family members about the risks they may face, and identifies resources to help them deal with those prospects. Explains genetic-testing options and provides necessary counseling about how to prevent or cope with a condition. Interprets genetic testing, provides supportive counseling, and serves as patient advocates.
Education:
* Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling from a certified Genetic Counseling training program is required
Experience:
* Preferred 1-2 years (at least) of responsible job related genetic counseling experience, preferably in a busy multiple physician practice where demonstrated the ability to deal effectively with insurance companies and HMO's and solve patient and staff problems.
Certification/Registration/Licensure:
* American Board of Genetic Counseling board-certification or board eligibility is preferred.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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