UnityPoint Health- Des Moines seeks a full-time Genetic Counselor to work with patients and families as part of a multi-disciplinary care team. Primary service areas include oncology, pediatrics, and perinatal, with opportunities to grow the genetics program into other sub-specialties. The UnityPoint Health- Des Moines Genetics Clinic serves over 800 patients and families per year.
The Genetic Counselor is a clinical resource to patients and physicians, who provides genetic counseling to individuals and their families who consider themselves at high risk for a genetic disorder. The counselor works with other members of the health care team to ensure patients at high risk for genetic disorders are properly cared for. The genetic counselor effectively works with patients, hospital staff and physicians and demonstrates written and verbal communication skills necessary to conduct education sessions and community education programs, develop policies, procedures and educational materials necessary to fulfill the job responsibility and the ability to perform and/or monitor multiple simultaneous projects. As health care professionals, a genetic counselor interprets and provides clear and comprehensive information about the risk of any medical condition that may have a genetic contribution and ascertains the usefulness of genetic technologies for individuals and families and facilitates an informed decision making process that elicits and respects the spectrum of personal beliefs and values.
EDUCATION: Master's degree in Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited program required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in genetic counseling is preferred.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS: Certification as a Board Certified Genetic Counsel (CGC) from the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) required or Active Candidate Status with intent to complete certification within the next available examination cycle.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and web browser. Professionalism and relationship management. Ability to handle multiple interruptions and changing priorities.
The ideal candidate works well with a team, but also has independent critical thinking skills. They are patient-focused, demonstrate compassion and are committed to professional development.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 2019-60662
About UnityPoint Health- Des Moines
UnityPoint Health- Des Moines serves Central Iowa and is located in the growing city of Des Moines: https://www.dsmpartnership.com/living-here/relocate-here . As a community-focused healthcare provider, we provide coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Des Moines and Central Iowa.
We are led by nearly 290 physicians and providers working in more than 50 UnityPoint Clinic locations. They are supported by our state-of-the-art UnityPoint Health - Des Moines hospitals - Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children's Hospital and Methodist West Hospital - and John Stoddard Cancer Center along with our home health care services, UnityPoint at Home. UnityPoint Health- Des Moines is a division of UnityPoint Health.
As your partner in health, UnityPoint Health is dedicated to making it easier for you to live well—so you can show up for the moments that matter most. To us, people are more than patients. We work together as a team to champion high-quality, low-cost care. With annual revenues of $4.4 billion, our providers and services span hospitals, clinics and at home settings across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Our presence... in metropolitan and rural communities allows us to innovate through partnerships organizations outside of healthcare, and our family of more than 30,000 team members remains dedicated to shared values that put our people first. Because you matter to this world, and we’ll show you just how much.
In addition to a satisfying career and a progressive, team environment, UnityPoint Health offers a competitive total rewards package and compensation is commensurate with experience.