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Genetic Counselor II - Pediatrics Medical Genetics

Requisition # 18002092 Apply Now

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 3,000 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Clinical programs range from primary care for preventing, diagnosing and treating common conditions to specialized treatments for rare, complex and advanced illnesses. In addition, Cedars-Sinai serves the community through its Medical Network, which includes the highly rated Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates.


Cedars-Sinai has consistently been named one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, has received the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 20 years in a row for providing the highest quality medical care in Los Angeles, and has the longest running Magnet designation for nursing excellence in California.


The Genetic Counselor in Pediatrics Medical Genetics will provide genetic counseling following established genetic counseling practice guidelines in a variety of settings including occasional adult genetics clinic, mostly pediatric clinic.
Responsible for analyzing the intake information and determining if appropriate appointments have been scheduled.  Demonstrates knowledge, competency skills and intervention techniques in GC clinical services. Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based upon analysis of risk, benefit and cost. Ensures proper completion of counseling paperwork. Interacts and communicates regularly with the medical geneticist(s). Responsible for the communication of both normal and abnormal results and coordinating appropriate follow-up with medical geneticist. May provide case management for complex genetic cases, including coordinating medical recommendations, testing, and ongoing counseling. Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions; makes referrals for ongoing care and support. Acts as consultant to referring physicians regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to the management of their patients. Participates in regular staff meetings; works to establish her/himself as a team member, providing coverage for colleagues as necessary. Provides genetic counseling in accordance w/applicable standards of professional care, e.g., compliance with GDB/AFP Program regulations.  Attends continuous education courses, attends meetings, and reviews medical literature.  Stays current in GC field Attends continuous education courses, attends meetings, and reviews medical literature.  Stays current in GC field. Provides case management for complex genetic cases, including coordinating medical recommendations, testing, and ongoing counseling. Contributes to quality/development of clinical services, participates in specialty sections, and coordinates specific services or specific projects.


Will consider new grads


Why work here?

Beyond outstanding benefits, competitive salaries and health and dental insurance We take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our talented staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.



Educational Requirements:

Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling



ABGC/ABMG certification; Valid California Genetic Counseling license



Minimum of two (2) years experience in genetic counseling and competent in all genetic counselor core functions.  Ability to work independently.  Demonstrates refined analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.  Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.  Demonstrates organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.  Computer experience preferred.  Bilingual skills a plus.


Physical Demands:

Able to lift twenty-five (25) pounds.  Able to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.  Able to handle multiple tasks, frequently with short time frames, prioritize and organize work and to complete assignments in a timely fashion.

  • Working Title: Genetic Counselor II - Pediatrics Medical Genetics
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Pathology / Lab
  • Job Specialty: Medical Genetics
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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