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Genetic Counselor – Institute for Genomic Health

Mount Sinai

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 29, 2021.

Strength Through Diversity Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.Roles & Responsibilities: The Institute seeks a highly qualified Genetic Counselor to provide genetic counseling services for research participants enrolled in IGH’s genomic medicine research program(s). The Genetic Counselor will be involved in all aspects of translational research and clinical work within the Institute, particularly related to the NYCKidSeq Research Program. The NYCKidSeq Program ( is funded by NHGRI and NIMHD and is a member of the Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER) consortium. Through the NYCKidSeq Program, children with a variety of health problems undergo whole genomic sequencing to try to find a genetic cause for their condition. The Genetic Counselor must be adept at eliciting and recording detailed family history and medical history information, interpreting genetic variants, assessing genetic disease risk, returning genetic results to patients and/or referring physicians. The Genetic Counselor should be comfortable discussing complex genetic and health information with individuals of diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. The Genetic Counselor will serve as the primary contact for patients, research participants, referring physicians, and other providers.• Consenting patients and research participants• Reviewing and summarizing medical records• Coordinating study visits and implementing study procedures• Ensuring adherence to written protocols and regulatory requirements• Coordinating clinical genetic testing• Providing post-test counseling/education/support for patients and families• Developing written educational materials for patients and providers• Assisting with patient and provider outreach activities• Participating in administrative meetings of the Institute for Genomic Health• Assisting with the development and conduct of clinical research protocols• Maintaining study files and databases• Assisting with submissions to the Institutional Review Board and other regulatory bodiesRequirements:• Master of Science in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited institution• Must be board certified or board eligible• Preferred one-year translational research and/or clinical experience as a Genetic CounselorStrength Through DiversityThe 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. Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! Who We AreOver 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. EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans