Granted the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 2016 by Healthgrades, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.
Wentworth Douglass Hospital (WDH), a subsidiary of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is seeking a full time Genetic Counselor, in Seacost, NH.
The ideal candidate should have interest in prenatal counseling as well as adult genetics counseling including cardiology and neurological counseling. The Genetic Counselor will be part of a team dedicated to bringing genetic services to the community with a focus on maternal fetal medicine and prenatal and adult genetic counseling. Ability to work independently, excellent organizational and communication skills required.
The genetic counselor will be responsible for: gathering and reviewing pertinent medical records in preparation for clinic visits for counseling; completing medical history and family pedigree and interpreting the data to identify risks; assessing patient's physical, emotional and financial needs to plan for appropriate care; providing supportive counseling and/or referral to community resources when appropriate; providing information about the genetic diagnosis, etiology, inheritance patterns and risk of occurrence; educating associates and physicians regarding the role of genetic counseling and testing; assisting with the implementation of standards based on guidelines from JCAHO and The American College of Medical Genetics.
The counselor is required to have a Master's degree from an accredited genetic counseling program and be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the equivalent. Excellent communication skills required. The State of New Hampshire requires genetic counselors to have a license to practice.
WDH is located on the seacoast of New Hampshire and is about an hour outside of Boston. Consistently in the top 5 most livable states (CQ Press), New Hampshire has no state income or sales tax and a cost of living that is among the lowest in New England.
If you are a compassionate healthcare professional committed to providing the highest quality patient care, we invite you to apply by sending your CV to:
Alix Copp Lead Staffing Partner Wentworth-Douglass Hospital 789 Central Avenue Dover, NH 03820 Direct Line: (603) 740-2182 firstname.lastname@example.org