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Genetic Counselor

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
April 13, 2024

Genetic Counselor

Pediatric - Genetics Outpatient

Part Time


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Medical Director and the Practice Manager, and guided by the policies and procedures of the Ambulatory Services and the Medical Center (see relevant AHP guidelines for Licensed Genetic Counselors), and in collaboration with the other care providers of the General Genetics Medicine Service (Physicians, Genetic Counselors, Nurses, Dieticians, Social Workers, Genetic Counselor Assistants, and Diet Technicians), the Genetic Counselor uses her/his skills to provide excellent clinical service and patient education to Genetic patients and their families. The Genetic Counselor will comply with the Medical Center house and Telephone Standards. The Genetic Counselor is an integral part of the General Genetics Medicine team and interfaces with the Metabolic, Prenatal, Cardiovascular, Craniofacial, and Cancer Risk groups at UCSF.

The final salary and offer components are subject to additional approvals based on UC policy.

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Required Qualifications

Classification of Genetic Counselor 1 or 2 will be determined based upon the skills, qualifications and years of experience of the selected candidate.

  • Previous experience as a Genetic Counselor intern or Genetic Counselor.
  • Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited training program.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Valid Genetic Counselor License or a Temporary Genetic Counselor License issued by the State of California.
  • Current AHA BLS certification
  • Ability to analyze situations, prioritize tasks, develop solutions and make recommendations.
  • Ability to use good judgment and work independently, at times under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to access situations, prioritize workload, develop solutions, and make recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both over the telephone and directly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual or multi-lingual capability (Spanish, Cantonese, and Russian) strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with EPIC.


  • Board certified from the American Board of Genetic Counseling
  • Valid Genetic Counselor License or a Temporary Genetic Counselor License issued by the State of California
  • AHA BLS certification

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what's possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Allied Health

Bargaining Unit

University Professional and Technical Employees - Health Care Professionals Unit (UPTE-HX)

Employee Class





Hybrid, San Francisco, CA



Shift Length

8 Hours

Additional Shift Details