Genetic Counselor - Full-time - Helen F Graham Cancer Center

Job Requisition #: JR56426

End Date: 7/30/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Christiana Care is a 906-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot, modern facility in Newark, Delaware. Christiana Hospital provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Our mission is for the love of health to serve our neighbors as expert, caring partners in their health.  Our Center for Medical Genomics currently has 6  genetic counselors that provide genetic counseling across multiple service lines, including oncology, prenatal, NICU, cardiovascular, neurology and adult services.   The Center for Medical Genomics is currently recruiting for Full-time Genetic Counselors to join our team.

Opportunities for employment are available in the following areas of genetic counseling:


Our genetic counselors are responsible for conducting intake screening and risk assessment, explaining the nature and scope of testing procedures, and following up with results. We also provide opportunities to teach and supervise residents, fellows, undergraduate students and graduate genetic counseling students. The genetic counselors 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 conferences.  

Requirements: 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.   In addition, the candidate 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. One year experience desired, but not required. 

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

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.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

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.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

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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A Great Place To Live

Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located on the I-95 corridor between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our location provides easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

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