Join the REMARKABLE team at SwedishAmerican! As a division of UW Health, we offer patients local access to many world-class specialists right here in Rockford, Illinois and surrounding communities.
We are seeking a Genetic Counselor to:
Join our world-class team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in providing everything from preventive health care to highly specialized programs.
Provide quality care in a compassionate patient- and family- centered environment.
Be an experienced board certified genetic counselor role with primary responsibilities involving new and established prenatal detection and/or medical genetic cases.
Provide genetic education, counseling, and psychological support to families who have birth defects or genetic disorders or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions.
Identify families at risk, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns, and review available options with the family.
Have excellent organizational skills; including the ability to do case management, excellent ability to do literature review, assess and analyze information and document pertinent data.
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling or related field preferred with experience in patient education, planning, management and coordination of care for patients and families in a health care setting.
Successful completion of annual clinical, age and job specific competencies and skill validation tools.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate will with levels within the organization and community.
Excellent verbal, written, organizational and critical decision-making skills required.
Licenses and Certifications:
OCN Certification and/or willing to pursue.
Annual BLS required.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent climbing, bending, crouching, pushing and pulling.
Internal Number: 10255
About Swedish American A Division of UW Health
For more than a century, Swedes has cared for our community and the great people who live here. That’s why we’re dedicated to delivering high quality healthcare and strategies to keep you and your family well. As a division of UW Health, we offer patients local access to many world-class specialists right here in Rockford.
At Swedes, we care for people throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin with:
•A dedicated and caring staff
•A major acute care hospital
•A medical center in Belvidere
•The only heart hospital in the region
•The largest regional cancer center
•A network of primary care, immediate care and multi-specialty clinics
•A home healthcare agency
•A full spectrum of outpatient, wellness and education programs