Under direction of the Principal Investigators and the senior Study Coordinator, you will provide assistance with clinical research and genetic counseling activities for the Undiagnosed Disease Network and its sub-studies.
In this role, your duties include: Implement research protocols and provide genetic counseling to study participants and their families. Other duties include supervision of genetic counseling interns and genetics residents, lecture to professionals and public on genetic counseling, genetic disease and genomic medicine.
Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling conferred by a genetic counseling program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling OR Board Eligibilty.
License of Genetic Counseling conferred by the State of California, Department of Public Health OR Provisonal License.
Professional and current knowledge of the rapidly changing principless and practices of genetics.
Knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling, including risk perception, support mechanisms, defense and coping mechanismes, relationships and decision making processes.
Ability to perform medical/research literature searches using worldwide databases, such as PUBMED, OMIM and GENEREVIEW.
Ability to read, understand and interpret research studies found in medical literature as related to clinical and research practices.
Ability to identify, evaluate and administer appropriate educational materials in order for patients to understand complex genetic information
Knowledge of patient resource information (i.e. counseling, physician referrals, support groups, community resources)
Effective organization skills
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Recognize ethical dilemmas and seek appropriate assistance when necessary
Skills in operating a PC word processor and programs
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.