Swedish Medical Center Genetic Counselor - Maternal And Fetal Specialty Center in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Genetic Counselor (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Maternal And Fetal Specialty in the Seattle and surrounding areas.

The Genetic Counselor is responsible for counseling patients and referring physicians regarding risks to pregnancy due to family history, genetic disease, age, teratogenic agents etc to explain benefits, risks and limitations of various prenatal testing and to provide appropriate follow up to referring physicians and patients.

In this position you will:

  • Join a team of 9 genetic counselors and 9 maternal and fetal specialists at a major birthing center in the Seattle area .

  • Provide genetic counseling services to OB patients who are at high risk for fetal abnormalities, or patients contemplating a pregnancy who are potentially at high risk for fetal abnormalities

  • Explain prenatal diagnostic procedures, their benefits, risks and limitations

  • Be a resource of information to referring physicians about appropriate procedures, tests, risks of certain drugs and medications, and other potential teratogens, as well as benefits of direct patient counseling

  • Follow-up with referring physicians and patients regarding test results, summary of consultation visits, and appropriate recommendations for further testing and/or patient management

  • Identify labs/centers for highly specialized genetic testing and coordinates referral of samples to these centers for testing

  • Must have personal transportation available to travel between campuses


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree from an ACGC approved human genetics counseling program

  • Board Certified in genetic counseling by the American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling within 18 months of hire

  • Valid genetic counseling license from The Washington State Department of Health

  • A provisional genetic counseling license is acceptable with the expectation of a valid license within one year; must practice under supervision.

  • Valid Washington State driver's license is required. Possession of the minimum (or greater) auto insurance coverage as mandated by the State of Washington also required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in prenatal.

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Licensed Technicians

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 164924