Job Description Type of Opportunity: Part Time (.10 to .44) FTE: 0.200000 Exempt: Yes Work Schedule: Days
Summary: Genetic counselors work with families and couples to understand their family history, counsel those who may be at risk for inherited conditions and help them adapt to birth defects or genetic disorders. They spend a great deal of time evaluating the family history and what the history means from a genetic point of view. This is a very in-depth process in order to fully understand the history of each family member. Genetic counselors must have patience while they thoroughly record the medical history of each patient and spend time evaluating the medical data. They work in a scientific-based role in which they take the information gathered and apply it to their evaluation of what the family history means for each individual.
Education *Masters degree from an accredited genetic counseling program
Required Licenses/ Certifications *Certification is provided through die American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). *Certification is provided to those genetic counselors who demonstrate that they meet established standards for professional practice through documentation of specialized training and clinical experience as well as the successful completion of the ABGC certification exam. *Re certification must be completed every five years.
Experience *Minimum two (2) years of experience in a genetic counseling role preferred
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences tha...t make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.