Hours/Shift: Thirty-five hours over five days; intermittent overtime may be necessary.
New York City of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is seek an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) certified/eligible genetic counselor to provide genetic counseling sessions to the families whose loved ones likely died of a disease with a strong genetic component, such as cardiac channelopathy, cardiomyopathy, epilepsy, aortopathy, thrombophilia, etc. The genetic counselor reports to the Director of the OCME Molecular Genetics Laboratory (CAP accredited) and works close with the medical examiners and laboratory staff. The task and duties include but are not limited to the following:
Scheduled and coordinates counseling sessions for the families.
Provides counseling to the families of the decedents to aid in their full understanding of the highly complex molecular diagnostics testing results and interpretations pertaining to the cause of death of the deceased.
Provides information on family support resources.
Obtains relevant family histories and provides risk assessment of the first-degree, blood-related relatives.
Provides knowledge about the clinical evaluation and management options, as well as options of cardiogenetic program referrals to at-risk family members.
Generates counseling report.
Maintains frequent communication with the clinical partner programs.
Educated medical examiners on genetic testing results interpretation and risk assessments.
Special tasks and assignments as needed.
Preferred Skills & Qualification Requirements
A master’s degree from an accredited genetic counseling program in the United States
Board certified/eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Past working experience in cardiovascular genetics and epilepsy genetics is desired
Storing oral and written communication skills
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, molecular genetics, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, anthropology, ecology or a closely related scientific or engineering field.
In addition, to be assigned to Assignment Level III, individuals must also have the following:
Two years of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level IB and or/II
Two additional years of qualifying experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of three years of such experience
A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling three years of experience as described above
If you were educated in a foreign school, you must submit evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization with your resume.
Selected candidate will be required to provide a DNA sample by swabbing.
To submit an application, please submit your resume’ and cover letter to nyc.gov/ocme/careers; Job ID#424111. Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted for this position.