Provides information and support to families who have members with birth defects, genetic disorders or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. Identifies, investigates, interprets and communicates potential risk factors; provides support and counseling to families and patients by referring them to relevant support services and/or providers.
As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.
Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program, licensed or eligible for genetic counseling licensure in the state of Utah from the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetics Counseling, and 2 years of experience in a related field; ability to work independently, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Licensure to practice in a clinical field may be preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Provides accurate and readily available genetic information to the lay and medical community in the Intermountain area. Develops, implements and manages programs and services. Performs clinical research projects including making presentations at national meetings and generating publications for medical journal articles and books. Provides supportive counseling and anticipatory guidance to families in which a birth defect or genetic disorder is present. Provides definitive genetic consultation to individuals and families in a clinical setting. Maintains accurate records on genetic activities and patient care.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.