Genetic Counselor

Organization
Inova Translational Medicine Institute
Job Location
3300 Gallows Rd
2nd Floor Calude Moore Building
Falls Church, VA 22042
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Job Description

The Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) is seeking a Pediatric Genetic Counselor to provide clinical genetic counseling services for patients with known or suspected genetic disorders. The counselor would work with clinical geneticists in the Inova Health System, a large team of genetic counselors providing service system-wide, as well as interact with ITMI research staff.  We are looking for someone who can work independently to manage genetic education, risk assessment, counseling, coordination of genetic testing and support to pediatric patients at risk for inherited syndromes. They will communicate between the patient, parents and their multi-disciplinary care team in diagnosis and evaluations of such conditions.  Experience in clinical pediatric genetic counseling is preferred; however, mentoring by experienced medical geneticists can be provided for new graduates.  All applicants must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  There is also the opportunity to participate in teaching and mentoring genetic counseling students from local Master’s degree training programs.

To learn more about the position or to apply, please contact Jeanne Bridges-Findling at 703-205-2122 or [email protected].

Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or related field
  • American Board of Genetic Counseling certified (or eligible)
  • Preferred applicants will have 2 or more years of experience in genetic counseling
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with EPIC electronic medical systems preferred
How to Apply

To learn more about the position or to apply, please contact Jeanne Bridges-Findling at 703-205-2122 or [email protected].

About Our Organization

The Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving more than two million people with more than 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally... and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova available at www.inova.org. The Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) is a not-for-profit research institute delving into the genomics component of personalized medicine. ITMI is utilizing genomic and clinical information from patients to develop innovative methods for personalized patient care. Studies at the Institute have generated a large genomic and clinical data set that can be used as data in a variety of fields, from computational biology to psychology as well as more obvious biomedical research applications. ITMI’s goal is to utilize information from its studies to better understand and predict the onset of disease, leading to the implementation of preventive medicine based on the unique genomics of the individual patient.

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