Boston, Massachusetts

Job Posting Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

The Genetic Counselor I will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing daily operations of Robert’s Program. Translational research involves genetics, neuropathology, pathology, metabolomics, neurology and cardiology exploring the biological basis of sudden death in children. Plays an integral, coordinating role in a dynamic team that defines human disorders and identifies genetic variants.
  • First contact with families who have experienced a sudden unexpected loss. Scheduling family intakes and case reviews. Ongoing contact with families.
  • Acting liaison between Robert’s Program, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, BCH Biorepository, and the Broad Institute.
  • Coordinating clinical materials from medical examiners, ancillary testing sites, primary care practices, OB/Gyn offices, and hospitals.
  • Contributing to the developing research protocols and consent forms as required by the Committee on Clinical Investigations (IRB). Assist in identifying and preparing funding applications.
  • Developing  and maintaining systems, including databases, for data collection to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of study operations and data management. Tests data validity, identifies and resolves errors or discrepancies.
  • Facilitating participation in research studies. Obtaining informed consent from individuals/families.
  • Providing genetic counseling to individuals and families. Obtaining and interpreting family history, clinical and genetic findings, and project risk to participants.
 To qualify, you must have...
  • A Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Current Massachusetts licensure as a Genetic Counselor by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 112, Sections 227-233.
  • Board certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to employ good judgment in prioritizing tasks. An interest in managing clinical research studies is a plus.
  • Strong computer skills. Familiarity with database development, RedCap, and/or Endnote is a plus.
This is an exciting opportunity in a paradigm-changing program offering innovations in the evaluation and explanation of sudden and unexpected death due to natural causes in children. Robert’s Program in Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics (SUDP) translates scientific developments from genetics and other medical sciences to clinical care, while supporting families and their clinicians.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a flexible schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.


Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.

Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independent organizations for overall excellence, and we're proud to share some notable examples with you here.

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