The Seaver Autism Center is seeking a Genetic Counselor manage clinical genetic services for research participants and coordinate several programs. S/he will be adept at eliciting and recording targeted family history and detailed medical history information, genetic test results interpretation, and conveying scientific and technical concepts in a manner understandable to patients. Expertise in variant interpretation is critical. Ideal candidates demonstrate an ability to function independently in a goal-directed manner while communicating effectively with patient, family, significant others and providers at all levels.
Specific responsibilities include:
Manage research projects in the area of rare genetic disorders. Responsible for subject recruitment and management of clinical genetic services. Participate in research project design and development.
Construct and analyze patient’s family history including genetic diseases/birth defects and all relevant medical issues. Assesses and interprets the risk for occurrence/recurrence of genetic conditions in the family and discusses such information with the clinical team.
Ensures that all assessments are done in clinically accurate and well documented manner.
Counsels and educates patients on the nature of the condition(s) in question, including the contribution of heredity after discussion with the clinical geneticist. Ensures that education of patient is thorough.
Provide subject matter expertise about genetic testing and counseling services to patients.
Ensures that genetic counseling services are well coordinated for the provision of thorough, timely, high quality patient care.
Under the direction of the Center Director and Center leadership team, participate in the development of new genetic services and research programs. Ensure that new programs are well developed and all aspects of the programs are well coordinated.
Responsible for the coordination of research efforts including participant recruitment, database management, management of IRB and regulatory compliance.
Perform other duties as required.
We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and talented individual to join the Seaver Autism Center in this role. Specific qualifications include:
Masters degree in Genetic Counseling
3-5 years of genetic counseling experience.
Experience working in medical and research settings and interacting collaboratively with teams.
Trained on IRB protocols, HIPAA and human subject research.
Grant-writing skills and/or other research preparation skills preferred.
American Board of Genetic Counseling Certification. Member or eligible for membership in the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the American Society of Human Genetics.
Excellent written and oral communication skills a must.
Ability to perform independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational skills with attention to details.
About Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment is a fully integrated translational research center dedicated to discovering the biological causes of autism and developing breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to bridge the gap between new discoveries at the basic science level and clinical care by developing new and improved approaches to autism diagnosis and treatment. Our interdisciplinar...y patient-based research team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, clinical geneticist, and trainees in medicine and psychology. The Seaver Autism Center is committed to serving individuals of all levels of functioning and takes a unique genetics-first approach to ASD research.