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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Program Genetic Counselor II in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future.We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


This position will be responsible for facilitating the launch of JScreen’s online at-home national cancer genetic testing program. Once this program launches, the Genetic Counselor will be responsible for coordinating pre-test education, patient case review and post-test genetic counseling for the cancer program. Additional job duties include:

  • Provides genetic counseling and education services to individuals and families according to established practices, policies and procedures within the context of the department's genetic programs, with the majority of these interactions taking place through telehealth or other non-traditional interfaces.

  • Supports operations through coordination of lab testing, result reporting and consultation with patients, clients and the medical community.

  • Serves as a liaison between the department's specific genetic program(s) and genetic counselors, healthcare workers, public health workers and clients.

  • Manages and disseminates information and data on laboratories offering screening and diagnostic genetic tests.

  • Guides clinicians in identifying the appropriate testing approaches based on interpretation of the patient's family history, the suspected syndrome, and previous genetic test results.

  • Assists in the communication and clarification of genetic test results to counselors and clinicians.

  • Assists with training students, interns, residents, fellows and volunteers.

  • Assists with community outreach related to education, philanthropic development, and other program activities.

  • Participates in genetic education and research initiatives as required by program leaders, including IRB submission and maintenance.

  • Travel may be required to support programmatic and research initiatives through local, regional or national presentations, publications and teaching opportunities.

  • May assist with program financial and regulatory compliance activities.

  • May serve in a supervisory role. Performs related responsibilities as required.


Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited ABGC training program, plus three years of experience as a genetic counselor, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Board certification or Board eligibility as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Prior experience with telehealth or prenatal and preconception genetic counseling preferred.


Certified genetic counselor with at least 2 years of experience in cancer genetics.

This will be a remote position and the employee can live anywhere in the U.S. Local address for the JScreen program is 5115 New Peachtree Rd., Ste. 301, Chamblee, GA 30341

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 52595

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Hum Gen: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta