Emory Healthcare Genetic Counselor III in Atlanta, Georgia


The Emory Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is looking to expand their genetic counseling program. This position is for a full-time genetic counselor to join an existing 0.4 FTE genetic counselor for a combined effort of 1.4 FTE. The candidate will work closely with faculty and staff in the Perinatal Center but will also see patients from the Reproductive Endocrinology Division and Gynecology Oncology Division.

Established more than 25 years ago, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division was one of the first specialty units in the country. Today it is part of the state-of-the-art Emory Regional Perinatal Center, the largest of only six regional high-risk infant care centers in the south. As a premiere leader in women's health care, Emory Clinic’s Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is committed to providing women with the highest quality and most advanced health care for all stages of their lives, from adolescence through menopause and beyond.

The department’s tradition of outstanding patient care is due to the expertise of our specialty and subspecialty-trained physicians. Emory gynecologists and obstetricians are acknowledged as local, regional, national, and international experts in their fields.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides genetic counseling services to individuals and families according to established practices, policies and procedures within the context of the department's genetic clinics and programs including, but not limited to, general genetics clinics, metabolic disease clinics, specialty clinics, prenatal/preconception clinics, cancer risk assessment clinics, outreach clinics, Newborn Screening program, Nutrition Program, Lysosomal Storage Disease Program, and Infusion Center. Supports genetic laboratory operations through coordination of diagnostic lab testing, result reporting, and consultation with patients and clients. Coordinates genetic counseling training of students, interns, residents, fellows and volunteers. Participates in genetic research initiatives as required by Program Leaders. May serve as a Program or Project Leader where there is no or minimal supervisory responsibility. Supports clinical and research initiatives through local, regional, or national presentations, publications and teaching opportunities. Supports marketing and business development activities including in-service training and development of marketing collateral. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited ABGC training program. Board certification as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Three years of experience as a genetic counselor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium Max 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Additional Details

Specifically works in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Provides genetic counseling to individuals and families in the Emory Perinatal Center, Emory Reproductive Center and may provide counseling to gynecology oncology patients.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC GynOb General

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 21042

Job Category Behavioral Health, Counseling & Clergy

Schedule 8a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.