Genetic Counselor Grand Rapids,  MI
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Genetic Counselor

Job Title
Genetic Counselor
Location
Grand Rapids,  MI
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Description

Are you energetic, fun and experienced in a laboratory setting? Would you like to work for a company nominated as one of the best new companies to work for in America? Or even perhaps a company that prides itself in work-life balance? NxGen MDx focuses on helping young families get a good start in life by delivering best-in-class genetic carrier screening. 

Our commitment to families doesn’t end with our clientele; it is also focused on our employees. As a pioneer in advanced genetic carrier screening, we attract the leading minds and technological experts in the field. Our dynamic, high-growth laboratory and customer service divisions are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a national sales team positioned throughout the country. We are looking for a Genetic Counselor to join our growing team and be a part of making a difference in people’s lives.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Manages communication of abnormal results and provides telephone genetic counseling services to providers and their patients in a professional manner.
  • Assist with the development of SOPs and documentation for communication with clients and patients.
  • Serves as a clinical resource for cross-functional departments within NxGen MDx including marketing, sales, and the laboratory.
  • Applies clinical expertise to the design of new assays and corresponding educational/marketing materials when introducing new tests.
  • Maintains and improves current knowledge of complex genetic issues by attending appropriate lectures, conferences, rounds and regional/national meetings.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Masters of Science in genetic counseling.
  • American Board of Genetics Counseling (ABGC) certification.   
  • State license or ability to obtain state license for genetic counseling.   
  • Two (2) or more years of clinical practice in genetic counseling.   
  • Experience in a clinical genetics laboratory and/or prenatal or pediatric clinical setting is preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications; Familiarity with variant databases, genome browsers, and HGVS nomenclature preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team. 
  • Ability to thoroughly and accurately evaluate scientific literature.
  • Extremely strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate “technical speak” in a way that patients and providers at all levels can understand.
  • High-energy work ethic with ability to work independently, or in a team environment, while maintaining excellent customer relationships.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible hours
  • A competitive salary and bonus potential
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • A healthy work-life balance. Our commitment to families doesn’t end with our clientele; it is also focused on our employees
  • Funding for annual conference attendance
  • Rich benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. 401(k) with company match, gym membership discounts and flex spending accounts are also available.
  • Our awesome team. We work hard, but have fun doing it. Our team is collaborative, driven and talented, but we enjoy a few laughs, a game of ping pong in the office from time to time, petting our office dogs, and celebrating our mutual success
  • A chance to work on both the patient and scientific end of a cutting-edge advancement in medicine.

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