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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Genetic Counselor to join the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Position provides care and services at the Center for Women’s Health for patients at risk for or diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Educates and advocates for patients, and assists them in coordinating necessary medical treatment/testing and provides them with resources when needed.
Job Responsibilities: Patient Assessment / Counseling / Education* Evaluate and counsel pediatric, perinatal and adult patients and their families on genetic disorders and diseases pertaining to them.* Review patient records and test results. Evaluate and assess patient family history to determine patients at risk.* Discuss etiology, diagnosis, management, and results with patients and patients’ partners. Recommend and discuss available testing options.* Follow up on patient medical appointments and lab testing. Review test results and recommends follow-up testing, if needed. Teaching / Lecturing* Deliver educational lectures on genetics to residents, students, fellows and medical personnel at UIC and other medical centers.
Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or in Medical Genetics from an accredited genetic counseling training program required. Must have ABGC (American Board of Genetic Counseling) certification or have active candidate status. Must have licensure or be eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois. Review of candidates will begin immediately? for fullest consideration, submit CV, cover letter, and the names of three references. https://jobs.uic.edu The search will remain open until filled.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorized inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visithttps://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalld=4292&pageId-1411899
University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.