Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) positions are a great introduction to the field and a wonderful way to gain experience before applying to graduate school.
GCA positions are popping up more frequently. Some prospective students may wish to inquire whether there is a position available at a local genetic counseling facility, or even whether the facility would be willing to create a position.
Great job opportunity for those in the Maryland/DC area or those able to relocate. See details below.
To apply, head over to https://www.genedx.com/jobopenings/.
|Job Description||GeneDx is a rapidly growing CAP and CLIA certified diagnostic genetic testing laboratory for molecular genetics.Our historic mission has been to make clinical diagnostic testing available for people with genetic conditions and their families. We apply cutting edge technologies that provide a wide array of molecular genetic diagnostic tests,including whole exome sequencing and next-generation sequencing panels. We specialize in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders, but also test for common disorders. To learn more about GeneDx, please visit our website at http://www.genedx.com.
Responsibilities for the GC Assistant will include:
• Basic client services (follow-up phone calls, requesting information or repeat specimens, arranging shipping of specimen kits)
A successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment, be exceptionally attentive to detail, be able to multitask and manage priorities while meeting deadlines.
• 401K retirement savings plan with a company match
• Flexible Spending Account Tuition Assistance, Employee Discounts Paid Time Off Regular performance appraisals, merit increases
• Work with a company of talented professionals dedicated to making GeneDx shine!
• Supportive company structure- promoted 100 employees in the last year
• Business casual environment, dog friendly
GeneDx is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
To learn how some facilities are implementing GCAs, see the following literature:
- Trepanier, A. M., Cohen, S. A., & Allain, D. C. (2015). Thinking Differently About Genetic Counseling Service Delivery. Current Genetic Medicine Reports, 3(2), 49-56. doi:10.1007/s40142-015-0069-7
- Rahm, A. K., Sukhanova, A., Ellis, J., & Mouchawar, J. (2007). Increasing Utilization of Cancer Genetic Counseling Services Using a Patient Navigator Model. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 16(2), 171-177. doi:10.1007/s10897-006-9051-6
- Presented Abstract from the Thirty Fifth Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (Seattle, WA, September 2016): The genetic counseling assistant: Dana-Farber’s experience in establishing a new role
- Concurrent Paper for GC Professional Roles from the Thirty Third Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (New Orleans, LA, September 2014): The Genetic Counseling Assistant: Is Our Profession Ready for Multiple Career Levels?
- Robinson1, B. Crawford2, S. Pirzadeh-Miller1, P. Read3, S. Pass1
- Simmons Cancer Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Cancer Risk Program, University of California San Francisco
- The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- Presented Abstracts from the Thirty Fifth Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (Seattle, WA, September 2016): Finding the right mix: Optimizing the utilization of the genetic counseling skill set
- P. Read1, M. Marvin1, B. Yashar1, L. Robinson2
- 1. University of Michigan
- 2. UT Southwestern Medical Center