Genetic Counselor in Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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Summerville Medical Center

Genetic Counselor

Summerville, SC, United States
Full-time • No Weekends
Other   Job ID: 00062-28263
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SHIFT: No Weekends
SCHEDULE: Full-time

****$10,000 Sign-On Bonus for qualified applicants****


We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Summerville Medical Center that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare as a Genetic Counselor in our Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic. 

Summerville Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic provides a wide range of services to our high-risk obstetric patients, expanding the outstanding care for moms and babies provided at our hospital as part of our patient-centered maternity and childbirth programs. Accessing critical health care services for “high risk” pregnancies is extremely important.

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Summerville Medical Center, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs.


Some of our unique benefits we offer include:



Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

Student Loan Repayment

Paid Personal Leave

401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)

Identity Theft Protection discounts

Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

Adoption Assistance

Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)


Under the direction of the MFM Physician, and Supervisor the Genetic Counselor will be responsible for quality patient care and Evidence Based practice within Trident Health. 

Demonstrate continuing professional knowledge of the principles and practices of the medical genetics and genetic counseling fields; maintain knowledge of available resources relevant to issues raised in genetic counseling

Interpret, understand and extrapolate research conclusions to clinical applications

Pursue continuing education necessary to maintain certification as well as to integrate and implement new genetic technologies, theories, and resources

Coordinate all aspects of the prenatal genetic consultation for individuals and families when there is a family history of or increased risk for birth defects or genetic conditions/coordinate genetic evaluation of neonates with birth defects or features suggestive of a genetic condition from initial referral through doctor and/or patient follow-up

Obtain, interpret and review pertinent medical and laboratory records and genetic information from a variety of sources prior to patient visit

Explain the genetic counseling process; elicit patient expectations, perceptions and knowledge; and establish rapport through verbal and non-verbal interaction

Assess and provide appropriate support for psychosocial issues including risk perception, support/coping mechanisms, interpersonal relationships, decision making processes and patient/family anxiety, stress or fear

Construct a completed pedigree and perform comprehensive assessment of health history and pedigree analysis for genetic and/or teratogenic risk, structuring questions for the individual case and probable diagnosis

Provide counseling regarding case management and genetic evaluation procedures; aid the genetic evaluation process

Provide accurate, appropriate and effective counseling and education regarding natural history, etiology, clinical features, inheritance patterns, treatment/care options and risk for occurrence/recurrence of a condition or birth defect; calculate risks based on pedigree analysis, inheritance patterns, epidemiological data and quantitative genetics principles

Discuss benefits, risks, and limitations of genetic screening and testing options, including associated technical, medical and psychosocial aspects, and facilitate the decision-making process in an unbiased, non-coercive manner; discuss reproductive options

Assess client understanding of and response to information and its implications to modify a counseling session as needed

Complete laboratory requisitions/online test ordering to coordinate diagnostic and screening tests through appropriate laboratories; ensure correct testing is ordered

Interpret and communicate genetic test results to patients and referring providers

Identify and evaluate patient support/education resources; provide supportive counseling and information about appropriate resources

Locate appropriate medical specialists for continuing patient care and coordinate follow-up referrals

Contribute to the development and implementation of formal and informal educational programs to referring providers and the community

Identify learning objectives appropriate for intended audience and in concordance with educational goals

Design and implement presentations tailored appropriately to a given audience

Evaluate impact and comprehension of presented material

Serve as a resource for questions, concerns, comments and suggestions from providers and community

Market services provided by clinical staff to maintain the current patient population and to increase referrals






Master’s degree in genetic counseling or related field required

Certified or board eligible for certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics required




Required BLS certification upon hire



Minimum of 1 year experience in genetic counseling required


Summerville Medical Center is a 120+ bed hospital with a 24-hour emergency room and comprehensive medical services. The facility enjoys an enviable reputation for its cardiac services, pediatrics and women’s service, including “home-like” birthing suites. Surgical services offered include orthopedic, reflux, robotic and weight loss surgeries. Summerville Medical Center is a five-star recipient for cardiovascular, neurosciences, critical care and patient safety outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 report to the Nation.

The city of Summerville is where charm and southern hospitality blend gracefully with a modern and progressive atmosphere. Summerville, SC is rich in history with a focus on economic development that preserves the past while building for the future. Summerville is recognized as a nurturing community, where children can grow and develop. Minutes from historical Charleston and the beaches, our world-class sports venues and superior schools make Summerville truly a special place to work, live and play.

HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Summerville Medical Center, has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Genetic Counselor opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.



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Full-time • No Weekends

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) by December 6, 2021, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption. 

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