Genetic Counseling Assistant Job at Geisinger Health, Danville, PA

  • Geisinger Health
  • Danville, PA

Job Description

Weis Center for Research

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Job Summary:
*Cover letter must be included - please upload with resume/CV (or drag and drop)*

Responsible for supporting genetic counselors' clinical activities (e.g., in the Maternal Fetal Medicine or Cancer Institute) and clinical research studies at Geisinger (e.g., the Clinical Genome Resource or MyCode). This position is intended to provide valuable experience for individuals who plan to apply to graduate genetic counseling programs or pursue a career in a related field of health.

Assists genetic counselors to coordinate clinical activities, including coordination of genetic screening and testing, follow-up of genetic results, and a variety of other administrative tasks to support the clinic.

Works with genetic counselors, researchers, and staff on current research projects. Tasks include: participant recruitment, data entry and data collection guided by written protocols, development of educational materials, performance of literature searches, and potential opportunities for qualitative interviews.

Works under the supervision of the research and clinical personnel as required.

Job Duties:

*1. Manages the dissemination of genetic screening/testing results.
*2. Collects relevant clinical information, prepares documentation for genetic counseling use, and assists in patient scheduling to ensure appropriate referrals for genetic counseling.
*3. Assists the principal investigators in day-to-day project activities such as maintaining study documentation, attending study meetings, etc.
*4. Conducts data entry and updates computer files used for project monitoring and data collection.
*5. Assists with data collection activities including participant recruitment contact and follow-up.
6. Conducts literature searches and fact-finding research to support project development.
7. Performs other duties as required.
*Denotes essential job functions.

  • Lead informed consent process for studies in genomic medicine and precision health.
  • Support a genetic counseling clinic by managing referrals and test results.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop patient friendly education materials at the appropriate reading level.
  • Demonstrated moderate to advanced computer skills required and will be assessed at time of hire.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic research methodology and research data collection preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including communicating clearly and sensitively with patients, families, referring
  • clinicians, and research colleagues.
  • Candidate has been awarded a bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.3 or better; and Candidate has a strong interest in pursuing graduate level academic training in Genetic Counseling or health related field.
  • Preferred Undergraduate coursework should include at least 4 courses in Biology, including General Genetics; and 2 courses in Psychology; and 1 course in general Statistics.
  • Work is typically performed in an office, clinical environment, or remote capacity. Some travel within the System may be required. The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
About Geisinger
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator and ProvenCare. As one of the nation's largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

Position Details:
  • Please include cover letter with resume/CV
Bachelor's Degree-Related Field of Study (Required)


Certification(s) and License(s):

Communication, Computer Literacy, Multitasking, Organizing, Teamwork

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.
  • SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Remote job, Shift work,

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