Develop and Direct New Genetic Counseling Program!
Company Name: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Position Title: Program Director of Genetic Counseling
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, US
Join a team of 33 genetic counselors and leaders in the field to develop and oversee a new genetic counseling training program taking advantage of Geisinger’s history as an institution impowering genetic counselors to “work at the top of their license”; supporting genetic counselors to be leaders in research as Principal Investigators on NIH and other grants; and cutting edge research and implementation of genetic testing as a prevention tool in research with MyCode and in clinic with clinical exomes – Precision Health.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) is searching for a full-time Program Director of Genetic Counseling. This position will lead the development of Geisinger’s efforts to educate future genetic counselors with a focus on precision health. The program goal is to leverage Geisinger’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
Master’s degree (MS) in human genetic or genetic counseling (Required)
Ten (10) hours of training / coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation or educational andragogy, within the past 10 years (Required)
Training in student supervision as provided by an accredited genetic counseling training program (Required)
Adequate CEU credits as required by the American Board of Genetic Counseling for re-certification (Required)
More than ten hours of training / coursework in curriculum design, assessment, evaluation or educational andragogy (Preferred)
Five (5) years clinical experience as board-certified / licensed genetic counselor (Required)
Six (6) credit hours as post-secondary education course instructor (Required)
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 (Required)
Ten (10) years clinical or research experience as board-certified / licensed genetic counselor (Preferred)
Twelve (12) credit hours as post-secondary education course instructor (Preferred)
Five years educational, clinical or research program leadership (preferred)
Two (2) or more years as Assistant or Program Director for an accredited genetic counseling training program (preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s):
Board-certification in genetic counseling from the American Board of Genetic counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics (Required)
Genetic counseling state licensure in current clinical practice state(s) if applicable
Pennsylvania state genetic counseling licensure within 2 months of hire date
Internal Number: R-09810
About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine educates aspiring physicians and scientists to serve society using a community-based, patient-centered, interprofessional and evidence-based model of education that is committed to inclusion, promotes discovery and utilizes innovative techniques.