The Pediatric Division of Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center is recruiting two full time Genetic Counselors to expand our established program. The Division includes 5 Clinical/Biochemical Geneticists and 2 Neurogeneticists, 5 Genetic Counselors, 4 Nurse Practitioners, & 3 Metabolic Dieticians. Our program has extensive support from the State of Tennessee. We are also a member of the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network. We offer a wide variety of clinical services including general genetics, biochemical genetics, lysosomal storage disease, and neurogenetics clinics serving both pediatric and adult patients. We also have a large genetic counseling clinic, established in 2010. Clinics are located at Vanderbilt, in the heart of Music City and at 4 satellite locations in middle Tennessee. In addition, there will be opportunity for education of learners of all backgrounds including the potential to teach or supervise genetic counselor students through the Vanderbilt Genetic Counselor Program (VCGP) that is currently under application review.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among the top health care hospitals in the country and provides unlimited opportunities for collaboration, research and career advancement. Nashville is a thriving Metropolitan area and is home to a diverse and growing population. Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine.
Responsibilities May Include:
Providing a range of clinical services for clinic and in-house patients as a genetic counselor provider or as part of a multidisciplinary genetics team.
Participating in our Undiagnosed Disease Network grant. This includes working with a multidisciplinary team to select cases, evaluate selected individuals, interpret whole exome and whole genome sequencing data and provide genetic counseling as needed.
Reviewing molecular genetics send out tests ordered at Vanderbilt to optimize test and vendor.
Participating in graduate student/resident/fellow supervision and/or training/education, which will include teaching and mentoring students from VCGP beginning in 2019.
Educating the lay public and a variety of health care providers about genetics and genetic counseling as needed.
Full benefits including - medical, dental, and vision
Paid professional memberships
Participation in a 4013b retirement program
4 weeks of paid vacation per year
M.S. Degree in Genetic Counseling
ABGC Board Certification or Eligibility
Tennessee license or ability to apply
2 years' experience preferred
Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills
Detail oriented and able to work independently
Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
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About Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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