• Genetic Counselor II

    Job ID 2019-34015
    Area of Interest
    Social Work/Behavioral Health
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Regular
    Department
    Genetic Counselors
    Shift
    Day Shift
    Primary Location : City
    Seattle
    Primary Location : State/Province
    WA
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    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

     

    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

     

    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

     

    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

    Overview

    The Genetic Counselor II will 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.

    Requirements

    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.

    Preferred:
    - Experience in pediatric genetics or equivalent work.

    - Minimum 2 years of experience performing genetic counseling. 

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    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

     

    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

     

    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

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