The Department of Pediatrics is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Genetic Counselor. This position provides care and services to patients at risk for or diagnosed with a genetic disorder. The candidate will educate and advocate for patients, and assist them in coordinating necessary medical treatment/testing and provides them with resources when needed.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Pediatric Genetics Division at the University of Illinois is a busy division that serves both pediatric and adult patients. Our staff sees patients at our main clinic site in Chicago as well as a number of satellite locations in Illinois. We are currently staffed with two MD medical geneticists, two genetic counselors, and four metabolic dietitians. This position will be an addition to our current staff.
While a wide variety of genetic indications are seen in our program, there are some particular areas of strength. We see a large number of metabolic patients identified via newborn screening in addition to the recently added lysosomal disorders. Our genetic counseling staff is also involved in a number of specialty clinics including the UIC Craniofacial Center and an MDA sponsored adult muscular dystrophy clinic. There are also plans to hold a specialty clinic in conjunction with pediatric ophthalmology.
Responsibilities of the position are primarily in the areas of patient care. These duties would include assessment of patients for genetic services, coordination and interpretation of genetic testing results, as well as case management for patients who are followed in the various genetics clinics. The genetic counselors are also involved in a number of educational activities with genetic counseling students, medical students, and residents.
Review of applicants will begin immediately; for fullest consideration, submit cover letter, list of three references, and CV to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=81639&job=genetics-counselor
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
1. Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or in Medical Genetics from an accredited genetic counseling training program required.
2. Must have ABGC (American Board of Genetic Counseling) certification or have active candidate status.
3. Must have licensure or be eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois.
Children’s Hospital University of Illinois (CHUI), home to an extraordinarily committed and talented group of physicians, scientists, educators, and administrators dedicated to advancing the field of pediatric medicine. We have made remarkable progress in fulfilling our three-pronged mission: to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all children, especially the underserved; be an acclaim...ed leader in moving pediatrics forward through research; and educate medical professionals and health care workers in all aspects of our field.