The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center seeks a highly qualified Genetic Counselor to join the Inter-Departmental Genetic Counselor Program (IDGCP) as a Lecturer and genetic counselor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at CUIMC.
In this role, the Genetic Counselor will provide patient care in Obstetrics & Gynecology and act as a liaison between OB-GYN and the CUIMC molecular diagnostic laboratories. This position involves four days providing clinical genetic counseling and one day dedicated to the laboratory role. This represents a unique opportunity for clinically-oriented genetic counselors to operate in an interdisciplinary intellectual community with close links to both the clinical laboratories and research counselors and genomicists of the Institute for Genomic Medicine.
· Under limited supervision, provide reproductive genetic counseling to a diverse group of obstetric and preconception patients referred due to family histories of genetic disease, abnormal screening results, fetal anomalies, prior affected pregnancies, complex multifetal gestations and those seeking invasive diagnostic testing (CVS and amniocentesis).
· Work as part of a cutting edge multidisciplinary team including Maternal Fetal Medicine, pediatric specialists, and the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics in the care of patients with fetal malformations.
· Coordinate the ordering of and counsel patients on clinical genetic test results such as prenatal microarray, single-gene testing and exome sequencing.
· Supervise students enrolled in the Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program during their reproductive fieldwork.
· Conduct in-take screening, risk assessment, explain nature and scope of testing procedures.
· Act as a liaison between the clinical department and the molecular diagnostic laboratories.
· Support the clinical testing services of the PGL and PGM laboratories by assisting in the interpretation of test results.
· Communicate results to patients and families and write summary reports.
· Develop and present in-service education to physicians and other health care providers as it relates to PGL and PGM test availability, TAT, requirements, and limitations.
· Attend and participate in professional meetings and directed educational opportunities, and have an active role in the drafting of manuscripts and publication of findings.
· Participate in other educational, research, and academic service programs in the Department in accordance with the wishes of the department chair.
At Columbia University Irving Medical Center, we are deeply committed to scientific, clinical, and educational excellence. The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology supports this mission with world class faculty and teaching programs, caring and diverse staff, and a culture of inclusion. Here at Columbia, our community believes that achieving excellence is inextricably linked to striving for the highest standards in diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We strive to build a strong sense of community that supports excellence across our academic programs and campuses. We stand together because diverse experiences, perspectives and values enrich every dimension of our work. We want working at CUIMC to be an experience that offers everyone the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.
· Ability to work both independently and as part of a genetic counseling team.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Ability to work collaboratively in multi- disciplinary teams.
· Conversational Spanish (preferred but not required).
· Board eligible or board certified as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
· Experience in the provision of prenatal genetic counseling services, or strong focus on prenatal rotations in graduate school (preferred but not required).
· Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling
All candidates must submit a current CV and prepare 3 references.
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.