Assistant Professor of Genetic Counseling in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Clinical Genetics
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 118420
Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC)'s Department of OBGYN is excited to announce an opportunity in Women's Genetics for an Assistant Professor of Genetic Counseling and clinical genetic counselor at CUIMC. Women's Genetics includes a team of genetic counselors, genetic counseling assistant, and coordinators led by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist/Geneticist, a research genetic counselor manager, and a clinical genetic counselor manager. Members of Women's Genetics at Columbia have been at the forefront of discovery and implementation of reproductive genetic technologies for women and their pregnancies. Many of these studies have appeared in leading medical journals, changing obstetrical care and genetics practice.
We are seeking a highly motivated, intellectually curious Genetic Counselor to provide patient care in Obstetrics & Gynecology, supporting our overarching goal to be leaders in the translation of genomic medicine into maternal-fetal and women's health and to provide unparalleled clinical care in reproductive genetic medicine.
The genetic counselor will be responsible for providing genetic counseling via telehealth and in-person consults, coordinating genetic testing and follow-up, providing test results to patients, reviewing medical records and working closely with referring providers. As part of reproductive genetics, the genetic counselor will collaborate with a cutting-edge multidisciplinary team including Maternal Fetal Medicine, pediatric specialists, and the Center for Prenatal Pediatrics in the care of patients with fetal anomalies, as well as counsel for routine indications. They will also partner with Reproductive Endocrinology for patients seeking PGT-A and PGT-M.
This position will also have a role in supervising students enrolled in the Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program during their reproductive fieldwork. There will be other opportunities for further involvement in student education and mentorship.
The genetic counselor may practice at the various clinical locations of the Department within New York City and the Westchester/Hudson Valley area so local traveling may be required.
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/genomic screens and diagnostic tests.
Screen, recruit, and consent eligible patients for reproductive genomic research studies with a specific focus on new initiatives related to the New York Genome Center partnership.
Conduct in-take screening, risk assessment, explain nature and scope of testing procedures.
Communicate results to patients and families as well as referring OB providers.
Complete accurate and detail-oriented documentation of clinical care and patient and provider communications.
Supervise students enrolled in the Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program during their reproductive fieldwork.
Provide shadowing opportunities and teach other medical center trainees, including MFM and genetics fellows, and medical students.
Attend and participate in professional meetings and directed educational opportunities.
Participate in other educational, research, and academic service programs in the Department in accordance with the wishes of the department chair.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to the goal of building a multicultural faculty and staff committed to teaching, working and serving in a diverse community, and strongly encourages applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
We are continuously seeking to recruit individuals who will enhance the diversity of our workplace and the effectiveness of our organization.
Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling
Board certified as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Experience in the provision of reproductive genetic counseling services
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
Interest in supervision of genetic counseling graduate students and other trainees
Assistant Professor- $96,621 - $118,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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