JOB TITLE: Genetic Counselor- Research Coordinator
LOCATION: Forty-Fort Clinic
WORK SCHEDULE: Days
WORK TYPE: Full Time
Health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and genetic counseling. Work as members of health care and research teams, providing information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders, to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions, and to individuals participating or considering participating in research.
Serve as educators and resources for other health care professionals and the general public. Coordinate research projects related to the field of medical genetics, genetic testing and genetic counseling. Perform genomic variant screening and preliminary interpretation of MyCode participant data, and contribute to the development and growth of genomic variant science programs.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of research integrity, patient care and maximizes patient and research participant satisfaction.
Works under direct supervision of the Chief Research Informatics Officer.
SPECIFIC POSITION DUTIES:
1. Work with bioinformatics and clinical laboratory collaborators to ensure accurate flow of clinically relevant genomic variants through research pipeline.
3. Contribute toward robust genomic variant data storage that facilitates periodic re-review of variants that were not deemed clinically reportable.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to manage a research project, timelines and monitor project budget.
Deep and broad knowledge of genetics. Ability to read current literature and keep up to date on genetic discoveries.
Ability to tailor, translate and communicate complex information in a simple, relevant way for a broad range of audiences (researchers, research participants, patients and healthcare professionals).
Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Self-motivated with ability to complete research project objectives with minimal supervision.
Ability to dissect and analyze a complex problem.
In-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery and research process. Ability to develop research protocols, clinical translational protocols and policies; and identify relevant benefits of genetic services for discussion with insurance and other payers.
Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in workload, staffing and scheduling.
Demonstrates communication that supports a culture of Service Excellence.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Requires graduate degree in genetic counseling from an ABGC accredited college/university.
A minimum of two years of experience with genomic variant interpretation and bioinformatics processes, such as a clinical laboratory genetic counselor or researcher role, is preferred.
IRB submission experience preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a research office or an out-patient clinical/office environment.
Research projects often require regional and/or national travel. Weekend and evening hours may be necessary for certain research project activities.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.