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Genetic Counselor I - Child Specialty Clinic

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 45588
Job Family: Professional Services
Specialty: Genetics
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: M - F, 8-5
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011039132324-Child Specialty Clinic


Job Summary

The inpatient GC will work together with on-service MD to take care of all inpatient needs including consults and admitted patients, both pediatric and adult. This will include taking a thorough medical history, family history, providing genetic counseling, pre- and post- test counseling, arranging genetic testing and assisting with inpatient documentation. They will assist with reporting out lab results to the care team and the family. They will help coordinate care with the care team and with other inpatient services. They will work with the scheduling team to ensure that patients requiring outpatient follow-up are scheduled appropriately. Implements clinical practice, research and education in the area of human/clinical genetics. 


Essential Functions

  • Assesses, plans, and manages medical, psychological and social problems for a specialty patient population.
  • Acts as liaison with health care professionals for inquiries and referrals.
  • Implements programs, policies and procedures within the area of human/clinical genetics.
  • Monitors and recommends integration of new technologies, theories, and resources.
  • Remains knowledgeable of community resources.
  • Maintains accurate case records and documents appropriately.
  • Recognizes and provides for cultural, language, and age-specific differences of patient/family.
  • Responds quickly to changes in patient and/or clinic conditions.


Physical Requirements


Walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 75 pounds in handling of patients and medical equipment and supplies. Must have intact sense of sight, hearing, speech, touch, and finger dexterity. Must have the ability to concentrate.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling or related field required. Certification or eligible for Board Certification as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.