GENETIC COUNSELOR 2 OR 3 SOM: MED: Pediatrics-Sacramento Campus
Department Description The vision of the Department of Pediatrics is the healthiest future for all children and families with a mission dedicated to creating a healthy future for all children through outstanding patient care, transformative research, innovative medical education and community-based advocacy. Job Summary-Genetic Counselor 3Final Filing Date : 2/10/20Salary Range : $39.45 to $52.05Salary Frequency : HourlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100Shift Hour : 8 hoursLocation : MED: Pediatrics, TICON IICity : SacramentoUnion Representation : NoBenefits Eligible : Yes Job Summary-Genetic Counselor 2Final Filing Date : 11/21/19Salary Range : $35.18 to $46.40Salary Frequency : HourlyAppointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100Shift Hour : 8 hoursLocation : MED: Pediatrics, TICON IICity : SacramentoUnion Representation : NoBenefits Eligible : Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY Responsibilities The Genetic Counselor II or III provides genetic counseling, will coordinate the assessment and laboratory testing of patients seen in Genomic Medicine clinic as well as have the responsibility to design, administer and evaluate specialized programs and/or or serve as the designated expert/consultant or source of specialized knowledge within the Division of Genomic Medicine. Additionally, the Genetic Counselor II or III provides occasional supervision of genetic counseling students from two local graduate training programs and participate in the clinical education of residents and medical students. In order to qualify for a Genetic Counselor III must have previous experience working as a genetic counselor, preferably in general genetics or biochemical genetics. Required Qualifications
Masters' Degree in Genetic Counseling and board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Must be licensed as a Genetic Counselor in the State of California.
Previous experience working as a genetic counselor, preferably in general genetics or biochemical genetics.
Experience designing, administering, and evaluating specialized counseling programs or serving as the designated experts, consultants, or sources of specialized knowledge within the genetic counseling profession.
Knowledge of counseling techniques and genetic test interpretation.
Skill in interviewing and counseling techniques to elicit from the patient or family, the information necessary to reach an appropriate conclusion; anticipate area of difficulty and conflict; assist families and individuals, recognize and cope with their emotional psychological needs; recognize situations requiring psychiatric referral; transmit pertinent information effectively; ability to perform complex risk assessments using genetic and mathematic principles.
Intermediate level computer skills and experience (EMR, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, web-browser).
Strong written/oral communication and counseling skills.
Skill in writing comprehensive counseling reports for patient records, referring health professionals and clients.
Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human genetics, including knowledge of cell cycle, meiosis and mitosis; knowledge of chromosomal aberrations and associated clinical features; knowledge of chromosomal polymorphisms; knowledge of chromosomal fragility and breakage syndromes, common Mendelian genetic disorders; knowledge of population cytogenetics; knowledge of human, clinical, molecular, biochemical, somatic cell, and developmental and reproductive genetics.
Knowledge of the statistical methods and procedures, including survey techniques for evaluation of the adequacy of research designs and techniques; ability to communicate in written form; ability to record data in a timely and accurate manner.
Knowledge of current development in the field of Genomic Medicine; must be able to remain current as well.
Knowledge of health care resources available for appropriate referral.
Skills to present in the field of medical genetics to professional and lay groups.
Skills to integrate and interpret clinical and genetic information in order to understand the limitations, interpretation and significance of specialized laboratory and clinical procedures.
Knowledge of research techniques to develop, implement and evaluate genetic/genomic research projects.
Bilingual in Spanish
Special RequirementsMust be able to travel to satellite clinics in Sacramento or the vicinity. EEOThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.For Schools of Health (SOM and SON) on the UC Davis Health job search, please apply through the Davis Campus Job Listings To apply: 1. Visit https://hr.ucdavis.edu/careers2. Enter the Job ID or Job Title in the Keywords search field3. Confirm UC Davis is checked under Locations and UC Davis Health is unchecked4. Select Search5. Continue to apply for the job If you have questions or if you need assistance submitting an application, please email email@example.com
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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