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Clinical and Laboratory Genetic Counselors

Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Job Location
New York, NY

The Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory (MGTL) is expanding and we are looking for several Genetic Counselors join our growing team!

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The Mount Sinai Health Systemis committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

Formed in September 2013, Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with 7 premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.   EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.



Job Description

Clinical Genetic Counselor

DESCRIPTION: Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory is looking for experienced clinical genetic counselors to join our team. Responsibilities include face-to-face reproductive counseling for varying indications such as prenatal testing options, ultrasound findings, positive family history, carrier screening, etc. The genetic counselor will be primarily located at an external site, but they will also be considered part of the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory (MGTL), with regular access to various resources such as Laboratory Directors, Medical Geneticists, Billing specialists, Client Services, Account Managers, and other Genetic Counselors.

We are looking for individuals who work well independently and can handle a busy practice. 

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

DESCRIPTION: The laborarory GC serves as a liaison between MGTL and physicians, genetic counselors and clients. The hired individual will need to assist in the communication and clarification of genetic test results to counselors and clinicians.

Other roles include:

1) Patient interaction in the form of telephone-based counseling regarding test results, 2) client education through development of test brochures and test descriptions on the laboratory's website.

2) Marketing initiatives through planning of and participation in laboratory exhibits at scientific meetings.

3) Mentoring students pursuing a Masters in Genetic Counseling at the Icahn School of Medicine through a formal Laboratory rotation.

MGTL functions as part of a larger genetic counseling team within the Division of Medical Genetics at Mount Sinai; therefore, there is plenty of opportunity to participate in a rich academic environment.  


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Clinical Gentic Counselors:

-Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited ABGC training program.

-Board certified as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

-Minimum 1 year experience in prenatal clinical setting required. Salary will be competitive and reflective of expected responsibilities and Genetic Counselor’s professional experience. 

-The hired Genetic Counselor will act as a link between the external site and MGTL, therefore, good communication, organization and multi-tasking skills are a must.

-Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS for Clinical Gentic Counselors:

-New graduates are encouraged to apply!

-Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited ABGC training program.

-Board eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. 

-Board Certification required within 2 years of hire date. 

-Fluency in Spanish is preferred.

How to Apply

If interested, please contact:

Lama Elkhoury, MS, CGC

Laboratory Genetic Counselor

Office: 212-241-2537


About Our Organization

About Mount Sinai:

Mount Sinai Health System’s vision is to grow and challenge convention through pioneering spirit, scientific advancements, forward-thinking leadership, a collaborative approach to providing exceptional patient care with seamless coordination to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many communities we serve.  All those who wear the Mount Sinai badge were selected because of an evident commitment to these goals and values.

About The Department:  Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory

1.The Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory, housed in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, working closely with clinical geneticists who see patients for rare diseases, as well as the bioinformatics team at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, has created a new line of tests that help inform couples of their risks of having a child with a genetic disorder.


2. Years of population-based research and technology adaptation in our clinical laboratory have created the most comprehensive tests that not only expand the number of diseases screened, but also the breadth of coverage to improve carrier detection rates and provide more accurate residual risk estimates to patients. Our cutting edge approach enables us to report on extensive genomic information in a clinical setting with rapid turnaround time.


3. The individuals who work in the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Lab have the opportunity to work to enhance and develop genetic testing panels, ensure premium service to clients and aid in the expansion of our products to new communities.  The structure of the lab allows for hands-on contributions and a commitment to growth by bringing in people who share an entrepreneurial spirit, thrive in an atmosphere of individual and collaborative creativity and most importantly, a desire to be constantly engaged to achieve results.

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