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.
The Department of Neurology at Columbia University is seeking a full-time Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) to support the newly launched Neurogenetics Program. This program promotes neurogenetics clinical care, research and education. The role of the GCA will be to provide support to the program, its neurologists and its genetic counselors in various administrative tasks. This work experience will provide invaluable experience for individuals who intend to apply for graduate programs in clinical genetics and genetic counseling or for individuals interested in administrative management. Genetics expertise will develop through this work and is not a prerequisite, and there will be many opportunities for genetic learning and continuing education.
Manage Neurogenetics referrals by reviewing incoming referrals, coordinating with scheduling staff, responding to referring patients??? or providers??? basic questions about what to expect from consultations.
Assist with pre-visit preparation, including collection of relevant medical records and lab reports, medical record review, and coordination of patient intake forms
Collect information from patients in preparation for their appointment including, but not limited to, a family history
Provide reminder phone calls for upcoming patient appointments
Assist in processing, packaging and shipment of specimens for genetic testing in a timely manner
Obtain and coordinate insurance pre-authorization for specialized laboratory testing as needed
Maintain database of genetic consultation or other records
Scan and upload documents into the electronic medical record system
Coordinate regular educational case conferences and seminars
Organize, schedule and maintain the Neurogenetics program calendar
Coordinate with Columbia website development to keep site updated
Perform other duties as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience required.
0-2 years experience.
Extremely organized with a high attention to detail, with specific attention paid to accurately recording data
Familiar with medical terminology and laboratory testing
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Must be comfortable working independently and with teams
Maintains a professional, courteous and helpful demeanor
Must be dedicated to providing excellent patient care
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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.