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This Pediatric Genetic Counselor serves as an active member of a busy general medical genetic practice based at MultiCare’s main campus of award winning Tacoma General Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center. The practice currently consists of two medical geneticists and three genetic counselors. This position is primarily in pediatric genetics, though it includes some adult medical genetics and metabolic genetic at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
Regular genetics clinics are held at the Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center with additional clinics at other Mary Bridge clinic sites in the Tacoma area. The Genetic Counselor will also provide occasional care to assist colleagues in the adult cancer genetics clinics at Tacoma General Hospital.
The genetic counselor also participates and contributes to the growth of the MultiCare Genomics Institute. In addition to providing clinical genetics care, the Institute’s mission includes incorporating current and emerging genomic and bioinformatics technologies in the health care management of patients in the MultiCare system. This program is being developed in close collaboration with the MultiCare laboratories (Laboratories NorthWest) and MultiCare Health Information Services. Research opportunities exist through the MultiCare Institute for Research and Innovation and the University of Washington.
The genetic counselor serves the needs of individuals and families in the community affected by or at risk for genetic disease by providing genetic counseling and assisting them in obtaining appropriate medical care. This is a professional level position that requires working independently as well as in collaboration with the supervising medical geneticist. Work situations require intense interaction with patients and families, requiring a service-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills, discretion and good judgment. Internal contacts include clinical staff and management throughout the MultiCare Health System. External contacts include physicians and other clinicians, community agencies, the Washington State Department of Health and other outside organizations.
Annual accrual of 30 days of paid time off, plus 6 days of extended illness time
Medical/Vision, dental, retirement, life insurance, disability insurance
Continuing education funds
Fitness center on campus
Free Orca card for transportation around Puget Sound
Healthy at Work program with free fitness classes (yoga, cardio)
One year genetic counseling clinical experience preferred, but recent graduates with top qualifications and excellent references will be considered
Ability to work with (or learn) Epic (electronic health care record system)
Ability to monitor own continuing education and ensure licensure maintenance
Master's degree conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)
Board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG)
Active Candidate Status by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)
MultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization committed to our mission of “partnering for healing and a healthy future”. Our 18,000 team members (employees, providers and volunteers) are united by MultiCare’s values of respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence, collaboration and kindness.
Our roots date back more than a century to the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital. Since then, we’ve grown to become Washington State’s largest community-based, locally governed health care system with numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services including Immediate Clinic, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Pulse Heart Institute and MultiCare Rockwood Clinic. Our system of care also includes eight hospitals:
Allenmore Hospital (Tacoma)
Auburn Medical Center (Auburn)
Covington Medical Center (Covington)
Deaconess Hospital (Spokane)
Good Samaritan Hospital (Puyallup)
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital (Tacoma)
Tacoma General Hospital (Tacoma)
Valley Hospital (Spokane)
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.
MultiCare is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or age.