Assistant Program Director - Genetic Counseling Education
College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
May 9, 2018
Omaha , Nebraska
$80,000 - $90,000
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) in Omaha, NE is seeking an Assistant Program Director (APD) for its new Master’s in Genetic Counseling program. This position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-leading appointment that will include clinical practice in association with the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI).
Our genetic counseling program is a partnership between the College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) and the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI), both part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The partnership is designed to capitalize on the strengths of the two partnering units. The CAHP is the primary degree-granting college for health profession education and houses the genetic counseling program as well as 12 additional allied health education programs. MMI is an academic unit of UNMC with 15 departments, which house both the Humans Genetics Laboratory and Genetic Medicine. MMI’s mission is to be the world leader in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs, their families and the community.
UNMC is renowned for its leadership in healthcare education, research and innovation. The Omaha metro area has a population of over 750,000 and offers numerous cultural opportunities and a cost of living below the national average. Omaha has been recognized as one of the best cities to raise a family, one of the most affordable cities, and one of the top 20 places to live in the U.S.
PRIMARYRESPONSIBILITIES The assistant program director will collaborate with the program director in planning, developing, implementing and assessing the overall program. The APD will assume oversight responsibilities for clinical education and research components of the program.
The APD will devote 50%% of their time to clinical practice, in association with the MMI. This will include providing education to residents, medical, graduate and nursing students and others, as well as providing direct patient services.
REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling and be certified by either the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics and will have at least three years of experience in genetic counseling with experience in clinical supervision, teaching and administration.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: Genetic 2018-053
About College of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
The College of Allied Health Professions is committed to academic excellence.
Allied health professionals comprise approximately 60 percent of the total health care workforce and, together, provide the fundamental framework critical to the success of the American health care system. Even so, there are growing workforce shortages in virtually all allied health fields.
The mission of the College of Allied Health Professions is to advance health by:
Delivering allied health educational programs that prepare graduates to provide high quality, evidence-based, safe care for all patients;
Conducting scholarly activities that create and disseminate knowledge reflective of the unique contributions of allied health theory and practice;
Providing high quality, contemporary clinical care in the allied health disciplines; and
Providing outreach to underserved populations.