We are seeking a candidate for a full-time genetic counseling position within the Clinical Genetics Division at Columbia University Medical Center. The candidate with work alongside a team of genetic counselors, geneticists, nurse practitioners, dietician and social worker. Under the supervision of the Director of Genetics and Clinic Coordinator, the genetic counselor will primarily be responsible for the clinical care of pediatric and adult patients. Opportunities in administration, supervision, teaching and research are available for appropriate candidates. Faculty titles are given to appropriately qualified staff.
Essential Job Duties/Skills:
Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks.
Offers genetic counseling and follow-up services for outpatients.
Works closely with Medical Geneticist in pediatric clinics providing evaluations, risk assessments and counseling for a range of conditions.
Assists patients with rare genetic disorders in identifying resources and research options.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Uses communication techniques that are age-appropriate.
Participates in the division's performance improvement activities.
Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
Maintains a written log of caseload for follow-up and research.
Assists in teaching and training of graduate level genetic counseling students and other trainees.
Provides lectures and workshops to both professional and non-professional groups.
Develops educational materials.
Meets regulatory, certification and annual health assessment requirements.
Maintains ABGC certification through continued education. .
Demonstrates a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families, significant others and colleagues.
Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community.
Serves as a resource person for genetic screening, teaching and counseling.
Participates in community education programs for genetic disease.
Performs other job related duties as assigned including research opportunities.
Practices cultural competency in interaction and communication with our diverse patient population and staff.
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from a program by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.