Job Description

Job Title: Genetic Counselor Assistant
Job ID: 650921015
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Department: Special Genetic Counsel
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is excited to be hiring a Genetic Counselor Assistant! This role will be scheduled 16 hours per week, Monday through Friday. 


Perform administrative and basic duties necessary to assist genetic counselors in providing counseling and risk assessment for genetic conditions to patients and families.

  • Assist in clinical investigations in genetics by performing literature searches as well recruiting patients to enroll in ongoing studies.
  • Assist genetic counselors in preparing and organizing materials for genetics lectures/seminars.
  • Enter patient data into computer software.
  • Coordinate insurance coverage for genetic testing of patients.
  • Create and upgrade patient pedigrees.
  • Assist genetic counselors by communicating normal test results to patients and physicians by phone and/or in writing.
  • Perform necessary administrative duties- answer phone calls, assist patients in scheduling appointments, administer patient intake forms and complete family histories.
  • Responsible for alerting the genetic counselor if the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient are necessary.
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of the genetic databases.


  • Bachelors degree in genetics/genetic counseling, biology, chemistry, or other science/ health-related field required.  
  • Experience in medical facility, currently in or completion of genetics rotations clinical program preferred. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products required. 
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in order to interact with patients and families. 
  • Must also possess strong organization and multi-tasking skills.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $17.05 to $27.07 / hour

    Union Position: No

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