The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Pediatric Department of the University of Pennsylvania, is a world leader in providing outstanding state-of-the-art healthcare for children. Consistently Voted Number 1 by US News and World Reports and Child Health Magazine we have a distinguished reputation for advanced medicine, technology, the highest-quality health care services, cutting edge research, and an outstanding family centered care model.
The Clinical Genetics Center within the Division of Human Genetics and Department of Pediatrics, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia seeks candidates for an immediate opening as a full time Genetic Counselor in our dynamic center of excellence.
The Division of Neurology within the Department of Pediatrics also seeks a Part-Time Genetics Counselor to provide direct support for the Neurogenetics Program. This role represents 30 hours per week and is benefits eligible.
Qualified applicants will hold a Master’s of Science Degree in Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling from an accredited program and be board certified/eligible with a demonstrated outstanding ability to work with families and colleagues.
The position provides the exciting opportunity to become an integral member of our well respected clinical team of Pediatric Geneticists and Genetic Counselors in evaluating children with multiple congenital anomalies, developmental differences, and syndromic diagnoses, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, while investigating important genotype-phenotype correlations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: obtaining past pregnancy, medical and family histories; abstracting significant phenotypic information from outside records; obtaining informed consent and coordinating sample acquisition and distribution where applicable for ongoing clinical or research protocols; interfacing with the clinical laboratories; maintaining and applying knowledge of trends and developments in genetic disease to clinical cases; and providing initial and follow-up services.
Opportunities for interchange with our large multidisciplinary medical and research groups are also available as we currently have 27 Genetic Counselors on staff across Pediatrics, Pathology and Surgery, including our Fetal Diagnostics and Surgery Program and newly launched Whole Exome Sequencing Center. Moreover, joint NSGC approved continuing educational programs presented in conjunction with our neighbors at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from their Prenatal-Genetics, Oncology-Genetics, Neuro-Genetics and Adult Genetics Centers provides a stimulating environment with vast opportunity for cross-fertilization.