Long Island & New York City
We are Northwell Health, and we are shaping the future of health care. As the major teaching affiliate of Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, and with 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient sites of care in the metro New York area and beyond, we are one of the largest academic medical centers in the nation and serve over 11 million people. We are committed to the highest quality clinical care, dedicated to improving lives through research, and strive for excellence at all times.
Northwell Health is vastly expanding its clinical genetics services, focusing on prenatal genetics, pediatric genetics, and specialty clinics such as clinical cancer genetics, neurogenetics, and cardiogenetics. We are looking for smart, creative, energetic and highly motivated genetic counselors to join us and help transform patient care by integrating genetics and genomics into routine clinical practice. As part of the team, you will work alongside Dr. Kenan Onel MD, PhD, chief of Human Genetics and Genomics; associate chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation; and director of Genomics for Northwell Health. Dr. Onel is a pediatric oncologist who cares for families at increased risk for cancer; his research is on the genetic contribution to disease risk and response to therapy. Dr. Onel is committed to a mission of improving the Genetics program throughout Northwell Health.
Successful candidates will work as essential members of multi-disciplinary teams overseeing the care of patients and families with a wide range of genetic disorders or hereditary predisposition syndromes. Responsibilities might include providing pre-conception consultations and high-risk pregnancy care, or counseling patients and families with a personal or family history of inherited disorders in order to help them make informed medical decisions. There will also be ample opportunities to participate in cutting edge research. Responsibilities include:
- Provide education, counseling, and genetic assessments to patients and families with a personal or family history of a genetic condition, or who are at risk for a genetic condition.
- Obtain and review patients’ personal and family medical history. Retrieve and review medical records. Document family history and construct pedigrees to assess the pattern of inheritance and risk for a genetic condition in order to determine whether genetic testing is appropriate.
- Provide counseling and psychosocial support for patients and families regarding risk of an inherited disorder.
- Arrange genetic testing and disclose results.
- Develop and review care plans based on genetic assessment, close review of the literature, and best practice guidelines.
- Assist with research protocol development, enrollment, collection of samples, data management, and patient consent in accordance with the Institutional Review Board.
- Supervise genetic counseling graduate students and other trainees.
- Provide genetic expertise for other health care providers and researchers.
- Contribute to the enhancement and growth of the genetic program through educational outreach.
- Participate in case conferences and peer group meetings to review challenging cases and devise strategies for improved patient care.
- Participate in regional and national efforts to develop consensus guidelines across a wide variety of genetic conditions.
- A Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling obtained through a genetic counseling program accredited by the ACGC (Accrediting Council for Genetic Counseling) is required. Candidates must be either Board certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling to be considered.
- The position requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, counseling and psychosocial assessment skills.
- Minimum of one (1) year of related Genetic Counseling experience preferred
Interested candidates apply online at NorthwellCareers.com
We are an equal opportunity/AA employer: F/M/Disability/Vet