Genetic Counselor

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: Feb 8, 2019

Job Description

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 41832
Exhibits professional competence in areas of communication, critical thinking and psychosocial assessment in providing genetic counseling services to patients and in phone consultations/triage for MD/RN in are of:Advanced Maternal Age
Abnormal serum screening and ultrasound screens
Personal/Family history of genetic diseases
Prenatal exposures
Abnormal Prenatal diagnosis results

Utilizes critical thinking skills by providing testing options and conducting risk assessments:Family and pregnancy history risk assessment: management and testing options and limits for options. Obtaining pedigrees.
Discuss issues related to natural history prognosis, treatment, complications and outcomes.
Discuss relevant options to deal with risks along with limitations, goals, accuracy and other pertinent concerns.

Provides education for individuals and families related to screening, risks and diagnosis
Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the system hospital, program, and department and through own behavior, leads and motivates others to do so
Participates in growth and self-development activities to enhance the role
Promotes cohesiveness and peer support among staff and program colleagues
Utilizes assessment process to provide safe, effective, quality patient care
Develops an individualized education plan to achieve identified learning needs
Advocates for patient/family
Demonstrates exceptional customer service approach in interactions with others
Participates in quality improvement activities to evaluate and improve patient care
Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently
Provides leadership in program development, program marketing, and education


Graduate from a specialized program in medical genetics and counseling
Masters degree required


Experience in prenatal genetics counseling preferred

Strong knowledge base in genetics counseling
Critical thinking skills
Excellent customer service skills
The ability to establish effective relationships with health care team members
Skillful in teaching others

Passed boards and certified by American Board of Genetic Counseling
Current MN license

Work Schedule

24 hours a week
Exempt position
This position, joins a team of genetic counselors that cover 6 Minnesota Perinatal Clinics and one outreach location. Our main locations are in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids Woodbury and Edina. May involve travel to Fargo.

Shifts begin between 7-8am, although this is can vary based on additional program needs and/or meetings.
8 hour shifts.

Must be able to travel to all locations as needed to cover clinical needs.

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
Located in Minneapolis
Population = 380,000
Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Employment Type

  • Part-Time

Schedule Information

Hours: 24


Allina Health

2925 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407