Advertised Summary Job Description: Working with a dedicated team of physicians and researchers, the Cardiovascular Genetic Counselor will play a key role in the development and implementation of the CUMC/NYP adult clinical cardiovascular genetic program and related research projects.
This position will provide genetic counseling services in a busy academic clinical cardiovascular setting that includes patients with familial cardiovascular diseases e.g., arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, aortic diseases etc. The genetic counselor will be responsible for overseeing patient care, providing genetic counseling, coordinating cascade genetic testing and follow-up visits, providing tests results to patients, obtaining/reviewing medical records, and conducting outreach to patients, families and stakeholders. The position is based in cardiology and works in collaboration with the clinical genetics program at Columbia University.
The successful applicant also will assist in coordinating genetic research studies, obtaining and maintaining Columbia institutional review board (IRB) approval, recruiting study patients, explaining studies to prospective participants and assisting with obtaining informed consent. The genetic counselor can participate in data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant preparations with the opportunity to co-author journal publications and to present results at national meetings. Other responsibilities as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Master's degree in human genetics and genetic counseling with board eligibility/certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Conversational Spanish required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in cardiovascular clinical genetics. Working knowledge of database software and basic statistical analysis preferred. At least three years of clinical experience and one year research experience preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_161930
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