Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) are excited to announce an opportunity to join a new, Inter-Departmental Genetic Counseling Program at CUIMC. This new initiative has been developed in partnership between the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) and the Departments of:
Pathology & Cell Biology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
The program, managed through the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, now seeks five highly motivated Genetic Counselors to provide patient care and make our overarching goal of precision medicine a reality.
Each of these individuals will provide clinical genetic counseling services in one of the participating primary clinical departments and act as a liaison between their respective clinical department and the CUIMC molecular diagnostic laboratories, the Precision Genomics Laboratory (PGL) and the Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine (PGM). Candidates can indicate their preference for a specific departmental affiliation (if any) on their application.
Successful candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary manner with other CUIMC providers and have the ability to collaborate effectively as a member of the health care team. This represents a unique opportunity for clinically-oriented genetic counselors to operate in an interdisciplinary intellectual community with close links to both the clinical laboratories and research counselors and genomicists of the IGM.
Under limited supervision, provide genetic counseling to patients and family members
Conduct intake screening, risk assessment, explain the nature and scope of a testing procedure
Act as a liaison between the clinical department and the molecular diagnostic laboratories
Support the clinical testing services of the PGL and PGM laboratories by assisting in the interpretation of test results
Communicate results to patients and families and write summary reports
Develop and present in-service education to physicians and other health care providers as it relates to PGL and PGM test availability, TAT, requirements, and limitations
Attend and participate in professional meetings and directed educational opportunities, and have an active role in the drafting of manuscripts and publication of findings
Participate in other educational, research, and academic service programs in the Department in accordance with the wishes of the department chair
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of experience
Board eligible or board certified as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Ability to work independently
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams
Conversational Spanish (preferred but not required)
Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling
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