• Genetic Counselor II

    Job ID 2018-29980
    Area of Interest
    Social Work/Behavioral Health
    Location Name
    Tri-Cities Clinic
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    0.5 FTE (40 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Fetal Center
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    What you will do: Coordinate, administer, and deliver genetic counseling to patients and families at risk for hereditary disorders and/or inborn errors of metabolism. Assess recurrence risks and recommend medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Review implications with the patient and provide crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions.
    Provide orientation, training and supervision to volunteers, interns, students, and other learners as appropriate. Educate physicians and health professionals to ensure appropriate patient referral and care. Actively participate in and lead department improvement activities including research and other initiatives related to improving patient care and the family experience. Identification of and involvement in a specialty clinic (ex. Arthrogryposis, EpiGenetics) with a need for genetic counseling services.
    Ensure familiarity with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


    Employer Offerings: To attract and retain the best workforce, we provide competitive salaries, great benefits and excellent professional development. Those are some of the reasons Those are some of the reasons Becker’s Hospital Review listed us as one of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. Offerings include:

    • Transportation Subsidies
    • Vera Whole Health: Access to free health and wellness services at our near-site employee clinics.
    • Childcare Subsidy Program-provides eligible employees with financial assistance to supplement basic child care costs.
    • Care-Services: Back-up care for children and adult/senior care planning
    • Inclusion Networks: The Inclusion Network is Seattle Children's organizational resource group program. It is an interconnected community of Children's employees who are committed to the Inclusion Network mission and vision. Individual Networks include: Q Pod (LGBTQ) Network, Green Team (Sustainability) Network, Hola (Hispanic/Latino) Network, Indigenous Peoples Network, Parenting Network, Black and African Heritage Network

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds and thoughts because this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Each of us is respectfully encouraged to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes diversity and inclusion at all levels.


    Required Education/Experience:
    - Master of Science in Genetic Counseling.
    - At least one (1) year of experience performing genetic counseling

    Required Credentials:
    - Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics OR Must have Active Candidate Status for the ABGC Board Examination and must successfully obtain ABGC Certification within two (2) ABGC exam cycles or within three (3) years after start of employment.
    - Washington State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor OR Provisional Washington State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor.

    - Experience in pediatric genetics or equivalent work.


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