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Genetic Counselor III

Req #:  114926
Facility:  Advocate Medical Group
Department:  Clinical Support
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Medical Group is a physician-led medical group providing primary care, specialty services, medical imaging, outpatient services and community based medical practices throughout the Chicagoland and Bloomington/Normal.

Associate Referral Amount:$300.00 
TITLE: Genetic Counselor III - Advocate Medical Group
DEPT: Maternal Fetal Diagnostics PEDS
LOCATION: Oak Lawn, IL - 
FTE: Full-time 1.0


Position Requirements:
MS degree in Genetic Counseling from accredited program.
One year experience in similar setting. Strong communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Basic familiarity with computerized programs commonly used in Genetics.
Board certified by the ABGC.
Licensure in Illinois. Ability to provide own transportation to regularly scheduled off~campus clinics and occasional lectures.
Attendance at occasional evening or weekend lectures or programs required.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To provide genetic counseling services to patients and their families, educate care providers, residents and medical students about clinical genetics and its utility in patient care, and work across specialties to assist with integration of genetics and genomics into patient care.

Coordinate and provide genetic counseling in one or more specialty areas of Genetics (prenatal, pediatric, cancer, adult, and general) to positively impact clinical outcomes
Provide education to physicians, allied health professionals, and the community.
Expand knowledge base of self and group.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago