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Genetic Counselor II - Autism and Developmental Medicine (On-Site)

Job Title Genetic Counselor II - Autism and Developmental Medicine (On-Site) Location Lewisburg, PA Job Category Wellbeing Services Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Genomic Research Genetic Counseling Team Date posted 03/25/2024 Job ID R-54906

Job Summary

We are seeking an on-site Genetic Counselor to join our multidisciplinary clinical and research team at Geisinger's Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) in beautiful Lewisburg, PA and other sites in central Pennsylvania. In collaboration with nearby Bucknell University, ADMI's vision is to expand and integrate clinical services, research, education, and family support for children and adults with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. This Genetic Counselor has the opportunity to serve as the ADMI Team Lead with the right expertise. Licensed Genetic Counselors with work experience in the areas of medical genetics and genetic counseling who work as members of health care and research teams, providing information and support to families, individuals considering genetic testing, and to individuals participating or considering participating in research to provide the highest level of patient care, demonstrate research integrity, and maximize patient and research participant satisfaction. Serve in leadership roles as consultants, educators and resources for other health care professionals and the general public. Manage research projects and clinical programs related to the field of medical genetics, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and bioethics.

Job Duties

  • Provide clinical genetic counseling services as part of a developmental medicine, psychology, neuroscience, and genomics team
  • Coordinate and grow genetics specialty clinics for: Fragile X related disorders, 22q11.2 deletions and duplications, duplication 15q syndrome, and Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • Participate in research projects involving developmental brain disorders
  • Gain clinical expertise within a nationally-recognized neurodevelopmental institute
  • Participating in onboarding, training, mentorship of new Genetic Counselors and Genomic Medical Assistants.
  • Clinical Supervision of new hires during onboarding.
  • Supervision of Genomic Medicine Assistants.
  • Implement specific institutional initiative(s) to improve genetic counseling and testing services.
  • Coordination of specialty clinics within a clinical domain and in other medical specialties.
  • Manage two or more research initiatives or projects.
  • Lead project management (implementation and coordination, including IRB protocol management) within the defined scope of the supervising faculty member's research program.
  • Significant contribution to publication authorship.
  • One or more defined research interests/area.
  • Supervision of students and coordination of student rotations.
  • Educate the public through media requests.
  • Lecturer for a genetic counselor other medical providers or undergraduate education program.
  • Leadership role in one or more educational initiatives.
  • Leadership in state and national professional organization sub-committees and special interest groups.

Work is typically performed in a clinical 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. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


Master's Degree-Genetic Counseling (Required)


Minimum of 3 years-Clinical (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Genetic Counselor - American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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