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Sanford Health APP - Assistant Program Director & Genetic Counselor | Genetic Counseling in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Facility: Medical Building 3
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Address: 1500 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Department Details

Given that this role includes clinical genetic counseling, we are only interested in candidates ‎who have a M.S. degree in genetic counseling. Candidates with experience in leadership and a ‎record of achievement in developing, implementing, and assessing innovative approaches for the ‎education and training of genetic counseling students are desired. Candidates will need a minimum of 3 years of experience.

Job Summary

This position is for the Assistant Program Director at the Augustana Sanford Genetic Counseling Graduate program. The position will also develop and maintain a clinical practice at Sanford Health. Desired candidates will have previous clinical experience, highly collaborative, and potentially have had previous experience in working with genetic counseling students. The Assistant Program Director/Genetic Counselor position is a unique position in which the selected candidate will serve as the Assistant Program Director for the Augustana-Sanford Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (ASGCGP) for 50-60% of their position. The remaining 40-50% of this position allows the individual to maintain a clinical genetic counseling practice at Sanford Health. This is a full-time position but the candidate’s time will be split between Augustana University and Sanford Health, both located in Sioux Falls, SD.

This candidate ‎should be highly collaborative and is expected to contribute to the educational and research ‎missions of the program. Holding a faculty rank at Augustana, this individual also contributes effort towards program administration and engagement in University and public service as appropriate.‎

The genetic counselor will provide supportive counseling regarding genetic issues of the patient and family; assist families to comprehend the diagnosis, probable course of the disorder, and available management strategies. The genetic counselor will also communicate risks of recurrence and options available to the patient and family such as genetic testing and medical management; coordinate/facilitate genetic testing; interpret and communicate genetic test results to the patient and referring physician and determine the need for appropriate follow-up; document patient contact in the form of patient letters, physician letters, and progress notes; conduct case research of appropriate medical genetics literature; and develop and present educational material and related programs as appropriate.


Candidates must have a M.S. degree in genetic counseling with at least three years of experience. Candidates with experience in leadership and a ‎record of achievement in developing, implementing, and assessing innovative approaches for the ‎education and training of genetic counseling students are desired.

Candidates should submit:

  1. brief cover letter

  2. curriculum vitae

  3. vision statement for training and mentoring ‎of genetic counseling graduate students

  4. statement addressing their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

  5. names of three references.

Fulfills expectations for Genetic Counselor as outlined by the ABGC.

State licensure and/or temporary license is required at time of hire.

Board certification through the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) is required upon hire.


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, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit .

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 .

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.

Job Function: Advanced Practice Provider
Req Number: R-56280
Featured: No