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Sanford Health Genetic Counselor - Genetic Counseling in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Genetic Counselor | Genetic Counseling | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota


Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


The Genetic Counselor provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for heredity disorders; supports patient and families dealing with emotional and psychological problems related to disorder. Gathers patient information such as historical records and family health conditions for medical assessment. Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Educates patients and health professionals about genetic disorders; ensures appropriate patient referral and care. Reviews implications with the patient and provides crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions. Ability to operate in clinic and laboratory settings and collaborate between the two. In laboratory settings, the Genetic Counselor reviews literature and translates to reports, reviews family histories to assess particular issues, and interacts with colleagues to coordinate with lab techs and directors on reporting of results. In clinic settings, the Genetic Counselor reviews literature and translates to patients, reviews family histories to assess for genetic risks, and collaborates with physicians and nurses on reporting of patients.


Educates patients and colleagues on the possibility of developing or transmitting inherited diseases. Educates patients, families, and colleagues on aresa of genetic knowledge pertaining to their specific health concerns. Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories or diagnostic data. Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients of physicians. Interview patients or review medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories, and document findings. Assess patients' psychological or emotional needs such as those relating to stress, fear of test results, financial issues, and marital conflicts to make referral recommendations or assist patients in managing test outcomes. Operates genetic diagnostic tools and technologies. Explains possible course of action for patients with genetic and/or pyshcological conditions. Creates secure access to laboratory results and their interpretations in a patient-focused manner. Utilizes quality control techniques to monitor and maintain laboratory equpiment. Avoids technical jargon when inappropriate. Demonstrates experience participating in productive collaborative processes.


We are looking for a genetic counselor who loves working with kids. This position will be an integrated position with our specialty providers in Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinics. Our genetic counselors work alongside pediatric neurology, cardiology, medical genetics, endocrinology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, nephrology, and developmental pediatrics. In addition, they provide consults for the NICU, PICU, and pediatric hospital patients.

The pediatric genetic counseling team is involved in multi-disciplinary clinics such as Down Syndrome clinic, Cleft Lip and Palate clinic, Neuromuscular clinic, and may have the opportunity to assist in the development of new clinics.


Board certification through the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) is required upon hire. If candidates are new graduates, documentation of graduation from an accredited program must be provided upon hire; candidates are then given 4 years from graduating to sit for respective certification. Master of Science from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) is required. Fulfills expectations for Genetic Counselor as outlined by the ABGC.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Advanced Practice Provider

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req31290