Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Genetic Counselor - Genetics Clinic

    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/19/2019 7:59 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    Genetic Counselor

    Full time Exempt: M-F Shift


    We are seeking a Genetic Counselor for an integrated clinical position involved in both cardiology and general genetics as well as for an integrated clinical position involved in both metabolic and general genetics.  Both positions include opportunities for teaching and research.


    Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

    What Will You Be Doing?

    • Provide clinical genetic counseling services in general genetics and clinics related to cardiovascular disease
    • Provide clinical genetic counseling services as part of a Newborn Screening and Metabolic Genetics team
    • Participate in genetic inpatient consults
    • Participate in monthly/bi-monthly outreach clinics serving Central and Southeastern Ohio
    • Supervise trainees in Medical Genetics Residency and Ohio State University Genetic Counselor Training programs as well as rotating residents, medical students, genetic counseling students, undergraduate students
    • Provide in-service education for outreach clinics, parent/community groups, and other health care professionals


    What Are We Looking For?


    To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

    • Two-year Master's degree in accredited program in Human Genetics, Genetic Counseling or a related field.
    • Must hold a current, valid Ohio license or a supervised practice license to practice as a genetic counselor.
    • Expertise in the principles of human genetics, including cytogenetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, and human growth and development.
    • Excellent interviewing and non-directive counseling skills.
    • Extensive knowledge of social, legal, and ethical issues in genetics.
    • Board-Certified or eligible (if graduated in the last 3 years) to sit for the Genetic Counseling Board Examination administered by the American Board of Genetic Counselors.
    • Ability to draw a multigenerational pedigree, or family tree, preferably using a template as a guide.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft office and Electronic Medical Record.

    Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

    As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs.  Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

    • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
    • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
    • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
    • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.
    • Tiered job positions allow for salary reassessment at various benchmarks.

    Minimum Physical Requirements:

    Sitting Frequently (34-66%)

    Talking in person/by phone frequently

    Typing on a keyboard frequently

    Standing/Walking Occasionally (0-33%)

    Must be able to see, hear, stoop, bend, and/or lift with or without accommodation.


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet




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