The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking a Genetic Counselor to provide genetic counseling services to patients and families at University of Iowa Health Care within Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to assure the effective and efficient delivery of health care. Genetic counselors will also provide education to health professionals.. Duties to include:
Provide Specialty Clinical/Technical Service/Patient Care:
Provide patient education, supportive genetic counseling and advocacy for patients and families within scope of practice.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge base regarding genetics.
Obtain and review relevant family history, medical history, and assess psychosocial factors.
Discuss available testing options including the risks and benefits, and provide pre- and post-test counseling about results.
Provide an accurate risk assessment based on data obtained.
Facilitate changes in care based on systematic evaluation and evidence-based research.
Document in the patient's electronic medical record a clear, concise summary of counseling and care coordination provided.
Provide follow-up counseling for patients/families, e.g. by telephone, letter, or return visit.
Mentor and/or supervise others and provide evaluative feedback about performance.
Participate in design and implementation of research projects.
Research and develop patient education materials
Develop and present continuing education programs and serve as a resource for healthcare providers, students, residents, and staff both within and outside UIHC.
Supervise care delivery of clinicians and residents/students, providing evaluative feedback and recommendations regarding performance.
Collaborate/Communicate with Health Care Team:
Influence others to utilize best practices.
Coordinate medical consultations and referrals for additional medical consultation, testing as necessary, and other resources.
Attend departmental and specialty meetings.
Contribute ideas and seek ways to improve assigned processes.
Compliance with Internal Policies and External Regulations for Safe and Effective Care Delivery and Health Profession Education:
Follow and assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Participate in Quality Assurance.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation's best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).
Percent of Time: 100%
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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A Master's Degree in Human Genetics, or Genetic Counseling is required.
Board certification in genetic counseling from the American Board of Genetic Counseling is required.
Current or eligible to be licensed as a Genetic Counselor in state of Iowa is required.
1-3 years' experience in the field of genetic counseling is required.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Valid Driver's License, plus the ability to meet and maintain The University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standard.
Demonstrated time management and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is desirable.
Experience in genetics research and/or recruitment of human subjects for research projects is desirable.
Application Process:In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter and 5 references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
The department intends to hire for one position from either this requisition or Associate Genetic Counselor, requisition 19004410, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you wish to be considered or both.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 19004411_1570562225
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.