Genetic Counselor - Department of Pediatrics Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis
November 27, 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
54267.00 - 69201.00
Full Time - Entry Level
The Department of Pediatrics is seeking two full-time genetic counselors for exciting career opportunities combining pediatric and adult genetic medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Become an integral member of a dynamic team of three medical geneticists, three genetic counselors, two metabolic dieticians, and two pediatric nurse practitioners serving patients at one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals. You will provide comprehensive genetic counseling services for our outpatient clinics as well as inpatient consultations including obtaining medical and family histories, coordinating genetic testing, disclosing test results, and providing psychosocial support to families. You will enjoy significant autonomy in your role establishing strong relationships with patients and their families by serving as their primary point of contact for the genetics team.
The position offers the unique chance to provide care for pediatric and adult patients for a wide variety of indications as well as participation in several specialty clinics including whole exome sequencing, Down syndrome, cancer predisposition syndromes, inherited arrhythmias, Marfan syndrome, connective tissue disorders, and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Our division also serves as a newborn screening center for both Missouri and Illinois, which includes lysosomal storage conditions in both states.
Enjoy the benefits of being part of a major academic medical center. Opportunities for career development include coordination of research and clinical trials, contribution to peer-reviewed journals, presentations at national meetings, and curriculum development and teaching to pediatric and medical genetics residents, medical students, and undergraduates.
Saint Louis offers an attractive combination of Midwestern friendliness and big city benefits. World-class museums, national hockey and baseball teams, a wide range of arts and entertainment, frequent outdoor festivals, a vibrant restaurant scene, and an abundance of parks, trails, and outdoor recreation mean you will have plenty of options to keep you entertained. With a remarkably low cost of living for all of the comforts and attractions it affords, Saint Louis has a small-town feel, but offers all the amenities you’d expect in a major metropolitan area.
Requirements: Candidate must have a Master’s degree in genetic counseling or be scheduled to graduate from an accredited program in spring 2018. Board certification or eligibility in genetic counseling. Both entry level and experienced genetic counselors are welcome to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including a generous 403(b) employer match, 22 vacation days per year plus sick leave package, health/vision/dental benefits, and annual funding for professional memberships and travel to a national educational conference. For more details on benefits, visit http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu/.