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Genetic Counselor

Job ID 2019-14465 Location Paterson, New Jersey Shift Regular Full-Time

Overview

St. Joseph’s Health is recognized for the expertise and compassion of its highly skilled and responsive staff. The combined efforts of the organization’s outstanding physicians, superb nurses, and dedicated clinical and professional staff have made us one of the most highly respected healthcare organizations in the state, the largest employer in Passaic County, and one of the nation’s “100 Best Places to Work in Health Care”.

Job Overview
Provide clinical consultation to patients regarding occurrence of and risk for birth defects, mental retardation and inherited disorders. Consultation includes identification of risks, offering of appropriate testing, receiving and communicating test results and writing summary reports. Provide genetic education to medical and genetic counseling personnel.

Qualifications

Work requires the knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts normally acquired through completion of a Master's degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics or closely related field, and two to three years of work related experience. Genetic Counselor License required. Requires analytical skills with the ability to exercise sound judgment, attention to detail and problem resolution. Must possess strong customer service, communication, organizational & interpersonal skills.

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