Prenatal Genetic Counselor

Job Requisition #: JR54769

End Date: 10/1/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Christiana Care is looking to hire an ABGC or ACMG Board certified Geneticist to join our team as a Prenatal Genetic Counselor. They will provide genetic counseling for prenatal or preconception genetic counseling to high risk patients and family members. Clients are referred for AMA, abnormal serum screening, sonographic abnormalities, family history of genetic syndromes and birth defects, and pregnancy exposures.

Benefits of working at Christiana Care

  • Work in a role that directly impacts the lives of our patients, staff & community!

  • Generous PTO, Competitive Pay & Robust Benefits Package.

  • 403B company match and Tuition Reimbursement

  • 12 weeks 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. 

  • 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. 


  • Identify areas for additional education for physicians, healthcare providers and community.

  • Maintain the prenatal risk database and create pedigrees using the progeny software.

  • Provide coverage for adult, cancer and cardiovascular genetics as needed.

  • Work with the appropriate physician or health care professionals in supporting consultation requests from persons or families with a history of birth defects, genetic disorders, or at risk for aneuploidy.

  • Provide genetic consultation when needed for coverage for certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, adult-onset genetic conditions or adults with genetic conditions.

  • Obtain and interpret information from multiple sources to identify counseling needs and provide the care needed.

  • Represent Christiana Care Health System in State and regional activities regarding genetic services.

Christiana Care is one of the most dynamic health systems in the mid-Atlantic region. 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. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.

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.

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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