Health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in the areas of medical genetics and genetic counseling. Work as members of health care and research teams, providing information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders, to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions, and to individuals participating or considering participating in research.
Serve as educators and resources for other health care professionals and the general public. Coordinate research projects related to the field of medical genetics, genetic testing and genetic counseling.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of research integrity, patient care and maximizes patient and research participant satisfaction.
Works under supervision of one or more Principal Investigators or Co-Investigators.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to manage a research project, timelines and monitor project budget.
Deep and broad knowledge of genetics. Ability to read current literature and keep up to date on genetic discoveries.
Ability to tailor, translate and communicate complex information in a simple, relevant way for a broad range of audiences (researchers, research participants, patients and healthcare professionals).
Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Self-motivated with ability to complete research project objectives with minimal supervision.
Ability to dissect and analyze a complex problem.
In-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery and research process. Ability to develop research protocols, clinical translational protocols and policies; and identify relevant benefits of genetic services for discussion with insurance and other payers.
Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in workload, staffing and scheduling.
Demonstrates communication that supports a culture of Service Excellence.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Requires graduate degree in genetic counseling from an ABGC accredited college/university.
Work is typically performed in a research office or an out-patient clinical/office environment.
Research projects often require regional and/or national travel. Weekend and evening hours may be necessary for certain research project activities.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
HENRY HOOD CENTER FOR HEALTH RESEARCH (HHCHR):
Located on Geisinger Medical Center’s campus in Danville, Pa. was founded in 2003 and is a comprehensive enterprise that promotes traditional health services and clinical, epidemiologic and translational research.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.