St. Luke's Health System

Genetic Counselor

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Genetics Pediatric
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305 E Jefferson St, Boise, Idaho Elks Children's Pavilion


St. Luke’s Health System is currently seeking a full-time Certified Genetic Counselor to join our highly collegial and patient focused Genetics and Metabolic team.

The selected individual will be working closely with our team’s Geneticist, seeing both pediatric and adult patients with a variety of conditions, including but not limited to, Neurofibromatosis type 1, Williams syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Phenylketonuria.

St. Luke’s Genetic Counseling clinic works in a multidisciplinary team, serving as a resource for our specialty clinics.  Our goal is to provide a medical home for adults and children with genetic syndromes and metabolic conditions of inborn errors of metabolism.  We also aid in the diagnostic evaluation of people from infancy to adulthood with unexplained growth or developmental problems and a series of other disorders or concerns.

Prior professional experience is a plus, but not required. New graduates are welcome to apply.


  • Provide specialty consultation to healthcare staff, including physicians and other primary care providers. Serve as resource to physicians, hospital staff, and parents.
  • Discuss prognosis and management options; explain disease signs and symptoms, probability of recurrence, prognosis, diagnostic methods and procedures, alternate courses of action and available options.
  • Coordinate patient care with social services, clergy, healthcare providers and other resources based upon evaluation of individual patient needs.
  • Compile complete family history, obtain and review medical records, assess risk of genetic disease and provide grief and crisis counseling to individuals and/or families.
  • Participates in partnerships, projects and strategic planning involving genetics across the Health System
  • Provides program development and oversight.
  • Provides community outreach, education, public policy advocacy and philanthropy for areas that genetics is involved in.
  • May supervise other Genetic Counselors assuring adequate coverage at sites.
  • May perform duties to assure compliance with COC requirements.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Education: Master's Degree in genetic counseling
  • Experience: 3 years' related experience and demonstrated leadership and program management skills
  • Licenses/Certifications: Certified by American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counselors and current Genetic Counselor licensure from the State of Practice

Why St. Luke's

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.




*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.


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