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Sanford Health Genetic Counselor in Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: Veterans Square
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 3955 56th St S, Fargo, ND 58104, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

We are recruiting a clinical Genetic Counselor to join our pediatric genetics team! This team includes a Medical/Biochemical Geneticist, a RN Navigator, and three Genetic Counselors.

Job Summary

The Genetic Counselor provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for heredity disorders; supports patient and families dealing with emotional and psychological problems related to disorder. Gathers patient information such as historical records and family health conditions for medical assessment. Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Educates patients and health professionals about genetic disorders; ensures appropriate patient referral and care. Reviews implications with the patient and provides crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions.

Ability to operate in clinic and laboratory settings and collaborate between the two. In laboratory settings, the Genetic Counselor reviews literature and translates to reports, reviews family histories to assess particular issues, and interacts with colleagues to coordinate with lab techs and directors on reporting of results. In clinic settings, the Genetic Counselor reviews literature and translates to patients, reviews family histories to assess for genetic risks, and collaborates with physicians and nurses on reporting of patients.

Qualifications

Master of science from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is required.

Fulfills expectations for Genetic Counselor as outlined by the ABGC.

Master of Science from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is required.

Fulfills expectations for Genetic Counselor as outlined by the ABGC.

Applicable state licensure is required.

Board certification through the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) is required upon hire. If candidates are new graduates, documentation of graduation from an accredited program must be provided upon hire; candidates are expected to sit for respective certification within their first year. Full licensure and ordering requirements require board certification.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0108004
Job Function: Advanced Practice Provider
Featured: No