Full time pediatric genetic counseling position available. Our genetic counselors participate in both pediatric and adult counseling opportunities for a variety of both general and metabolic services. Counselors serve the people of mid-Missouri in addition to the local Mennonite/Amish population. This position is available as a full-time metabolic or full-time general genetic counselor. Job Responsibilities: 1. Assistance in patient assessment, diagnosis, and counseling 2. Analysis and interpretation of clinical/laboratory results 3. Disclosure of both normal and abnormal genetic results 4. Collection and interpretation of family health and social history 5. Assessment and counseling of immediate psychosocial needs 6. Teaching opportunities with the local university 7. Follow-up on abnormal newborn screening results 8. Documentation of patient encounters and counseling sessions 9. Acquisition and review of medical records 10. Participation in research, clinical trials, and scholarly work Patient population: The University hospital system offers comprehensive care for all specialties, including all three genetic subspecialties: cancer, prenatal, and pediatric/adult services. Our clinic routinely evaluates patients with birth defects, inborn errors of metabolism, developmental delays, autism, cardiomyopathies, movement disorders, skeletal dysplasia, and other inherited/suspected genetic disorders. Our clinic also manages routine infusions for patients with treatable inborn errors of metabolism.
Columbia, MO: Originally founded as a Midwestern college town, Columbia has a reputation for academia and the arts. The local University of Missouri offers year-round theater, academic, and sporting events. The downtown area includes shops, restaurants, breweries, and concert venues. Surrounding the city includes Mark Twain National Forest, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and other natural preservations with trails and hiking opportunities. The city has easy access to the Katy Trail, the country’s longest recreational rail trail for biking to local wineries and restaurants. Seasonal activities include the True False Film Fest, Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival, and the Show-Me State Games. The Women’s & Children’s Hospital has easy access to both the city and small local communities.
A Master's degree from an accredited Genetic Associate Program or a Master's degree in Medical Genetics/Genetics Counseling/Training program.
Board Certification or Board eligibility by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Internal Number: 31459
About University of Missouri - School of Medicine
As the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri School of Medicine has improved health, education and research for more than 170 years.More Missouri physicians received their medical degree from MU than from any other university. The School of Medicine’s more than 680 faculty physicians and scientists educate more than 1,000 medical students, residents, fellows and others seeking advanced degrees, as well as more than 1,000 undergraduate students each semester.Our researchers focus on lifesaving discoveries that address the most prevalent health problems. The school is nationally ranked in such areas as family and community medicine, primary care, pharmacology and physiology, and health management and informatics.MU School of Medicine graduates treat patients from every county in the state, and more Missouri physicians have received their medical degrees from MU than from any other university.MU School of Medicine graduates are trained, evaluated and expected to be competent in their ability to deliver patient-centered care, including their capability to communicate with the patient, family members and colleagues working as p...art of an interdisciplinary team. The school uses a patient-based learning style, which emphasizes self-directed learning and early clinical experiences.Graduates of MU School of Medicine consistently score higher than the national average on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The graduating class of 2016 had a 100 percent match rate.