Akron Children's Hospital Careers

Genetics Counselor

Akron, Ohio

Job Description

Day Job

Position Summary

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


*Position may include genetic counseling for general genetics and multidisciplinary specialty clinics including skeletal dysplasia and OI. Option for prenatal/preconception/MFM prenatal genetic counseling.*

Master's degree in Genetic Counseling required.  Minimum of 3 years’ experience preferred.  Board Certification/board eligible by the National Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and licensure/ licensure eligible in Ohio. Must pass boards within first cycle offered to retain position.  Excellent communication (oral and written) and organizational skills required.  Ability to interpret multidisciplinary information with cultural and emotional sensitivity for presentation to various levels of audience understanding.
Working Conditions  Essential position functions (EPF) required:
Sits at desk for work functions, and to conduct interview and counseling sessions with clients.  Stands to make formal presentations at educational functions.  Travels to client, research and educational sites.
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