Genetics Counselor

Job Description

About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.


8:00am-4:30 pm

16 Hours Per Week

Travel Required between Akron Children's at St. Joseph Medical Center and Akron Children's at St. Elizabeth Medical Center 

Sign On Bonus $2000.00


The Genetic Counselor provides genetic counseling, supportive and follow up services to patients and family members at high risk for genetic and/or exposure related conditions.


1. Provides genetic counseling, supportive and follow up services to patients and family members at high risk for genetic and/or exposure related conditions.
2. Works with clients in regard to genetic disorders/birth defects after assessing, researching, and interpreting information.
3. Provides information and testing recommendations related to managing the situation identified.
4. Consults with physicians, allied health professionals, and/ or educators in regard to genetic issues.
5. Educates lay persons, teachers, health care professionals, and/or payers through formal/informal presentations, pamphlets, and/or publications.
6. Participates in policy/procedure setting regarding genetics issues at the institution and through local, state, or national meetings.
7. Expands and develops genetic services through seeking, writing, and administering grants.
8. Performs research as appropriate.
9. Other duties as required.


Other information:
Technical Expertise
1.  Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
2. Experience in healthcare is preferred.
3. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.

Education and Experience
1. Education: Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling is required
2. Certification: Board Certification/board eligible by the National Board of Genetic Counseling [ABGC] and licensure/ licensure eligible in Ohio is required.
3. Years of relevant experience: 3 to 5 years is preferred.
4. Years of experience supervising: None.


Part Time


FTE: 0.400000

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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