Cardiovascular/Adult Genetic Counselor

Job Requisition #: JR64137

End Date: 12/30/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing), Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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The Center for Medical Genomics at ChristianaCare is currently searching for a Cardiovascular/Adult Genetic Counselor to support the Heart and Vascular Center and the Adult Community to join our team of Genetic Counselors and Geneticists.   


Cardiovascular genetics is a rapidly evolving subspecialty, and its growth is attributed to advances in genome sequencing and genetic testing. With the increase in the understanding of the genetic basis of multiple cardiac conditions, including arrhythmias (channelopathies), heart failure (cardiomyopathies), lipid disorders, and vascular disease, including aortopathies there have been advances in clinical diagnostic methods, as well as in therapies to ameliorate symptoms, slow progression of disease, and mitigate the risk of adverse outcomes

Adult genetics is a rapidly growing and vital service with referrals consisting of a broad spectrum of adult onset genetic conditions/syndromes.   Advances in adult genetics provide the opportunity for diagnosis, treatment and management changes for this population.  Conditions/syndromes that are seen in this clinic include but are not limited to renal disorders, connective tissue disorders, and chromosome abnormalities.  


The Genetic Counselor will be responsible for conducting intake screening and risk assessment, explaining the nature and scope of testing procedures, and following up with results. In addition, the counselor will have opportunities to teach and supervise residents, fellows, undergraduate students and graduate genetic counseling students. The counselor will also provide educational lectures to professionals as well as participate in community outreach. Educational enrichment is integral to the position with participation in journal clubs, and case conference

The Center for Medical Genomics currently has 7 genetic counselors and two medical geneticists that provide care across multiple service lines, including oncology, prenatal, NICU, cardiovascular, neurology and adult genetics.

When you become an employee at ChristianaCare, you are joining a robust healthcare organization that truly cares about their patients and their caregivers. For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine has ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best large health systems to work for in the United States! Guided by excellence and love, our Caregivers enjoy a multitude of employee benefits that include:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and other insurance benefits

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance

  • 403 (b) with an employer match

  • Diverse and Inclusive culture

  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out

  • 12 week paid parental leave


  • Master's degree in Human Genetics/ Genetic Counseling.

  • ABGC or ACMG Board certification is required at hire or the individual must be ABGC board eligible and have active candidate status.

  • Must obtain a Delaware Genetic Counselor license. Board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling is required for continued employment as this is a necessary requirement for licensure.

About Christiana Care:

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, medical aid units, two hospitals (1,227 beds), a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

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Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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