Genetic Counselor

Organization
Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory - Connecticut
Job Location
Branford, CT 06405
Job Description

Based at the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory in Branford, Connecticut, the incumbent will be a member of the Genetic Counseling team of the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory (MSGTL). MSGTL currently has two locations: New York City and Branford, Connecticut where Genetic Counselors perform several roles, including but not limited to:

  •   Providing telephone genetic counseling to patients and families prior to and after genetic testing.

 

  • Verifying test orders to ensure appropriate patient testing by reviewing medical records, obtaining medical and family histories via direct communication with the ordering provider and/or patient.

 

  • Aiding Laboratory Directors with workflow and resulting mechanisms so that various providers receive accurate genetic information as well as excellent customer service/support.

 

  • The Genetic Counselor will also be responsible for coordinating research efforts related to oncology clinics, including maintenance of Institutional Review Board and regulatory compliance, recruiting/enrolling study subjects, coordinating study subject visits to ensure protocol compliance, maintaining study databases, and overseeing study monitor visits.

 

  • This is a new position with potential to expand in several ways. Ambitious, creative, highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply. 
Requirements

Education:

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling. American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification within 3 years of graduating from Genetic Counseling Program.

 

Experience:

  • 2-3 years' clinical experience, with preference given to those having experience working with cancer patients and their families.

 

  • Occasional travel to the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory located in Manhattan

 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as the position involves extensive interaction with patients, physicians, researchers, and clinical staff.

 

  • Capable of performing independently and as part of a team.

 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

 

  • Remain up to date on new studies and treatment regimens

 

  • Training and/or experience in Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, HIPAA, and human subject research.

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