We are actively seeking a Genetic Counselor Supervisor for both clinical and administrative responsibilities of the recently restructured genetic counseling services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). As part of the Personalized Care Program (PCARE) at CHLA, the Genetic Counseling team will be central in optimizing genomic and data-driven medicine in personalized pediatric care.
Critical objectives of PCARE at CHLA include the development of efficient and cost-effective approaches to enable genetic testing for patients across the complete range of pediatric clinical practice as well as to enable a synergistic environment that supports innovative care, educational goals and career development of genetic counselors across the CHLA enterprise.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about patient care and spend partial effort in a clinical capacity, working with clinical geneticists and/or other specialist physicians to provide counseling to patients and families with a spectrum of pediatric disorders. The ideal candidate will also embrace the challenge of building a new program and will work closely with the Director of PCARE, genetic counseling colleagues and hospital leadership to grow genetic counseling services and develop key initiatives of the PCARE program. These objectives include: (1) Improving the efficiency of genetic testing authorization and ordering; (2) Streamlining tracking and reporting of genetic testing; (3) Developing structured genetic counseling metrics for workload and reimbursement; (4) Collaborating to develop CHLA-relevant criteria and outcome measures for genomic testing; (5) Creating patient and provider educational resources for genetic disease, genomic testing, personalized medicine and individualized therapy, and (6) Strategic planning, program growth, career mentorship and engagement in genetic counselor training.
Candidates must have a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, board certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics and hold or be eligible for California State Licensure as a Genetic Counselor. The Candidate must have 5+ years practicing as a genetic counselor as well as leadership and supervising experience. Candidates must have significant prior expertise in pediatric genetics in academic medical center ambulatory and inpatient settings. Billing and reimbursement experience is preferred.
Founded in 1901, Children's Hospital Los Angeles is ranked 5th among children’s hospitals in the the world by Newsweek magazine and highest in the western United States by U.S. News & World Report. CHLA has a long-standing partnership with the University of Southern California (USC), the oldest private research university in the Western U.S. and is among the top universities in the nation.
CHLA and USC strongly value diversity and are committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.