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Leads the development of organization's efforts to educate future genetic counselors with a focus on precision health. The program goal is to leverage the system's Genomic Sequencing and Counseling Program to educate future genetic counselors. Geisinger is providing precision healthcare to our community today through the first large-scale, health system based clinical community program in the world and is empowering patients with potentially preventable conditions to better manage or even prevent illness. We are transforming the practice of healthcare from a system that takes care of sick people to a system that helps prevent people from becoming sick. Geisinger is evolving from treating people in a one-size-fits-all way to treating people as individuals, taking into account their unique behavioral, environmental, social and genomic characteristics.
This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a masters-level genetic counseling training program that meets accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. Program development may include design, coordination, administration, planning, and development of the Program, including curriculum, clinical and research training and rotations, such as:
Leading Geisinger discussion on the education needs of future genetic counselors
Creating and managing partnerships with academic, medical, and commercial institutions
Working with the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling and the American Board of Genetic Counseling to ensure educational programs meet accreditation requirements
Developing and maintaining budgets for the program
Determining faculty needs and recruiting faculty
Developing a timeline and plan to achieve New Program status and accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
Teach as necessary in the Program
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree (MS) in human genetic or genetic counseling
Board-certification in genetic counseling from the American Board of Genetic counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics
Genetic counseling state licensure in current clinical practice state(s) if applicable
Pennsylvania state genetic counseling licensure within 2 months of hire date
Five (5) years clinical experience as board-certified / licensed genetic counselor
Six (6) credit hours as post-secondary education course instructor
Provided fieldwork supervision for five (5) or more genetic counseling graduate students for a minimum of 500 total contact hours within the last ten (10) years
Ten (10) hours of training / coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation or educational andragogy, within the past 10 years
Training in student supervision as provided by an accredited genetic counseling training program
Adequate CEU credits as required by the American Board of Genetic Counseling for re-certification
Preferred Education and Experience:
Ten (10) years clinical or research experience as board-certified / licensed genetic counselor
Twelve (12) credit hours as post-secondary education course instructor
Five years educational, clinical or research program leadership
Two (2) or more years as Assistant or Program Director for an accredited genetic counseling training program
More than ten hours of training / coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation or educational andragogy
Master's Degree-Genetic Counseling (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Clinical (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Genetic Counselor - American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)
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