The Personalized Care Program (PCARE) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a recently initiated program to optimize the role of genomic and data-driven medicine in personalized pediatric care, is actively seeking a Genetic Counselor Supervisor for both clinical and administrative responsibilities.
Critical objectives of PCARE at CHLA include the development of efficient and cost-effective approaches to enable genetic testing for patients across the complete range of pediatric clinical practice as well as to enable a synergistic environment that supports innovative care, educational goals and career development of genetic counselors across the CHLA enterprise.
The ideal candidate will utilize 50% effort in a clinical capacity, working with clinical geneticists and/or other specialist physicians to provide counseling to patients and families with a spectrum of pediatric disorders. In addition, the candidate will work closely with the Director of PCARE and genetic counseling colleagues to grow genetic counseling services at CHLA and to develop key initiatives of the PCARE program. Key objectives include: (1) Improving the efficiency of genetic testing authorization and initiation; (2) Streamlining tracking and reporting of genetic testing; (3) Developing structured genetic counseling metrics for workload and reimbursement; (4) Collaborating to develop CHLA-relevant criteria and outcome measures for genomic testing; (5) Creating patient and provider educational resources for genetic disease, genomic testing, personalized medicine and individualized therapy, and (6) Strategic planning, program growth and engagement in regional Genetic Counseling Training Programs.
Candidates must have a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics and hold or be eligible for California State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor. The Candidate must have 8+ years of experience as a genetic counselor or 5+ years of experience and 3+ years of leadership and supervising genetic counselors. Candidates must have significant prior experience in pediatric genetics in academic medical center ambulatory and inpatient settings and be able to teach at the university level. Billing and reimbursement experience is preferred.
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is ranked 5th among children’s hospitals in the nation and highest in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA has long-standing partnership with the University of Southern California (USC), the oldest private research university in the Western U.S. and is among the top universities in the nation.
CHLA and USC strongly value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.