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Birth Defects Program * Paterson, NJ Campus
****We are currently looking to fill a Temporary Per Diem position at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Paterson NJ Campus. ****
As a key member of our team, you will provide clinical consultation to patients regarding occurrence of and risk for birth defects, mental retardation and inherited disorders. In addition, you will provide genetic education to medical and genetic counseling staff, and analyze patient needs using current knowledge of genetic science and technology.
Consulting patients on risks, appropriate testing, and communication of test results
Collecting patient medical information from diverse sources
Reporting testing, referral and psychosocial needs of patients to medical geneticist and referring physician
Participating in the evaluation of pediatric and adult patients and documenting clear family and medical histories
Providing genetic education to resident physicians, genetic counseling students, medical professionals and community groups
Supervising genetic counseling interns in a clinical training rotation
Performing other related functions as needed
To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling, Human Genetics or related field, 2-3 years of genetic counseling experience, and preferably ABGC Certification. Superior analytical skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment, attention to detail, and problem resolution will also be expected, as will the ability to contribute to team meeting discussions/projects and take part in projects associated with the accomplishment of outcomes that will help improve patient care. Strong consultation skills including the identification of risks, offering of appropriate testing, communicating test results, and writing summary reports are all essential. Strong customer service, oral/written communication, organizational and decision making skills are required.
We offer a competitive salary, state-of-the-art environment, and a comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, email your resume (put “Genetic Counselor” in subject field) to: Dr. Punita Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lorien Tambini-King at email@example.com .
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About St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Each year, U.S. News & World Report recognizes St. Joseph’s as a Best Hospital in the New York Metropolitan Area and among the Top Hospitals in the State of New Jersey. St. Joseph’s University Medical Center is a four time recipient of the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and was awarded the prestigious Lantern Award™ by the Emergency Nurses Association, one of only 11 hospitals selected nationwide. Our physicians are routinely ranked as “Top Docs” by state publications, our clinical teams win numerous healthcare innovation awards and our organization is proudly on the Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.