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Geisinger Health System Genetic Counselor / Research Coordinator, Senior in DANVILLE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Genetic Counselor / Research Coordinator, Senior

LOCATION: Research Center



WORK TYPE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)


Licensed Genetic Counselors with work experience in the areas of medical genetics and genetic counseling. Work as leaders of health care and research teams, providing information and support to families, individuals considering genetic testing, and to individuals participating or considering participating in research.

Develop and manage research projects and clinical programs related to the field of medical genetics, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and bioethics. Supervise Research and Clinical Staff including Genomic Medicine Assistants (GMAs), Genetic Counselor 1’s, and Genetic Counselor 2’s.

Serve as program leaders, consultants, educators and resources for other health care professionals and the general public.


Demonstrates commitment to institutional and professional leadership through one or more of below:

· Significant leadership position in state/national/institutional organization (e.g. board of directors).

· Participate in internal and external science advisory committees.

· Work with the Geisinger Health Plan and other payors to develop policies for genomic medicine initiatives and coverage.

· Invited speaker for external events.


Requires graduate degree in genetic counseling from an ACGC accredited college/university, ABGC certification, Pennsylvania and other states license as needed and Geisinger clinical credentials in genetic counseling.

Minimum of 7 years’ experience as a genetic counselor.


Work is typically performed in a research office or an out-patient clinical/office environment.

May require regional and/or national travel. Weekend and evening hours may be necessary for certain clinical research project activities.

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. Research and Education Responsibilities vary based on the actual position.

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.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of 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, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit, 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.