Genetic Counselor - Genomics/Precision Health

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 75632

Job Description:

Under general supervision, provides genetic counseling to high risk patients and their families.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides genetic counseling primarily for prenatal /preconceptional indications.
  2. Elicits and obtains family history and medical information.
  3. Assists in providing professional psychosocial genetic counseling to individuals regarding genetic conditions existing in or posing potential risks to their children.
  4. Offers appropriate medical or genetic testing to individuals/families at risk for genetic diseases or birth defects.
  5. Educates and explains technical and medical aspects of diagnostic and screening methods and reproductive options, including associated risks, benefits and limitations.
  6. Works in close collaboration with five perinatologists and a team of highly skilled sonographers.
  7. Assists in coordinating communication between patient, referring provider, neonatology and other medical professionals in the diagnosis and evaluation of birth conditions.
  8. Supports Maternal Fetal Medicine services in satellite clinics via telemedicine.
  9. Assists in charting, reporting and coordinating clinical testing and test results.
  10. Actively participates in education of medical students, residents and Maternal Fetal Medicine fellows.
  11. Provides supervision of genetic counseling students from the University of Maryland training program.


  • Master's Degree from an accredited genetic counseling training program
  • Certification with the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC); Current Pennsylvania Genetic Counselor License; FBI/Act 73 Child Abuse Clearance, PA Child Line Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check
  • 1 – 2 years (new graduates will be considered)

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)