The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is seeking a Genetics Counselor to support its missions of health care, academics, and research. This position will be part of the newly established Adult Clinical Genetics program in the UMMC School of Medicine. This individual will be working hand-in-hand with a Chief of Clinical Genetics, a Genetic PA, and a genetics nurse as part of the adult genetics team.
UMMC is in Jackson, MS and serves UMMC’s multiple sites throughout the state. UMMC is the state’s only academic health science center and provides the only: Level 1 trauma center, Level IV NICU, Children’s Hospital, and solid organ transplantation services. UMMC is the second largest employer in Mississippi with approximately 10,000 employees. UMMC has three specialized hospitals with 722 beds, up to 125 specialties, and an annual budget of $1.6B.
This position works onsite in Jackson, MS.
A genetic assistant (GA) training program is also being developed to support GC/PA/RN. The Director of Clinical Genetics, is a BC Internist and a BC Clinical Geneticist who has experience in seeing patients in cancer genetics, cardiovascular genetics, neuro genetics and general adult genetics. At UMMC, we have the clinical environment and research facilities that will foster professional development and career advancement. In addition, we are committed to respecting work/life balance. We provide a solid compensation package, CME funding, and supporting structure both from our clinical team and administration.
You will provide under supervision professional genetic education, counseling, and psychological support to individuals and families who have members with birth defects, genetic disorders, or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. To identify, investigate, interpret, and communicate potential risk factors and options to individual and family.
Education & Experience: Master's degree in genetic counseling or related field from an accredited genetics program or within 180 days from obtaining such.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Board certification or board eligibility by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, or will be upon hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of human genetic disorders and birth defects. Knowledge of community support services. Ability to counsel patients and/or family members in understanding genetic disorders. Ability to apply genetic counseling methods and techniques. Ability to communicate in lay terms medical information, test results, recurrence risk, diagnoses, and proposed treatment.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students.
The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income, or social status.
Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs. Three specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, and a critical care hospital, along with University Hospital. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery unit, and the... only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to many other referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes about 500 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the hospitals and clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state. UMMC includes two community hospitals, UMMC Holmes County and UMMC Grenada.
With more than 10,000 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.6 billion annual budget - approximately one-tenth from state appropriations - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and two percent of the state economy. UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.