The Medical Genetics department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is seeking a part-time (28 hours/week) genetic counselor to join their team. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in both traditional medical genetics clinics with a geneticist as well as independent genetic counseling. In this position, the genetic counselor will be expected to counsel both adult and pediatric patients for a variety of referral indications including neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, hematology and child development.
Coordinate aspects of genetic consultations for individuals and families.
Provides triage for referrals, incoming calls, and inpatient consults.
Obtains and evaluates individual, pregnancy, medical, and family histories to determine genetic risk for genetic or medical conditions in a patient, their offspring, and other family members.
Discusses the features, natural history, means of diagnosis, genetic and environmental factors, and management for genetic or medical conditions with patients and families.
Identifies and coordinates genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies for the genetic assessment.
Explains the clinical implications of the results of genetic laboratory tests or other diagnostic testing.
Integrates genetic laboratory results and other diagnostic studies with the personal and family histories to assess and communicate risk factors for genetic or medical conditions.
Evaluates a patient’s or family’s response to the genetic information reviewed and provide counseling.
Provides written documentation of phone calls and office notes in the electronic medical record and for families.
Participates in the teaching of residents, medical students, and other students. Participates in the supervision of genetic counseling students.
Assists with data entry and maintenance of the department database.
Participates in ongoing research activities of the program and the development of department protocols.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or the equivalent in education and experience required.
Excellent communication skills required.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Board certification/eligibility in Genetic Counseling by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and Medical Genetics required.
Licensed Genetic Counselor in the state of New Hampshire.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities - both career and personal - truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.