The Division of Medical Genetics with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking a full-time Genetic Counselor to provide comprehensive genetic counseling services for genetic conditions. This position provides the opportunity to participate in the University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, with student education, supervision and mentorship. If you are interested in becoming part of a team whose mission is to improve the lives of children, we invite you to consider this opportunity.
The Department of Pediatrics is the second largest department in the University of Utah School of Medicine and one of the largest pediatric departments in the country. We are committed to improving the lives of children through excellence in advocacy, education, research, and clinical care. For more information about the Department of Pediatrics, please visit: http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/.
The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package with excellent health care options, 14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately, a variety of retirement plans, and generous paid leave time. Current benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefits.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN26861B 00854 - Pediatric Genetics
COMPENSATION: $68,183 to $75,000
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday.
Performs patient/family genetic risk assessment: collects and evaluates medical and family histories; obtains and reviews medical records to confirm reported diagnosis; analyzes and interprets information obtained from patient, medical records and resource materials; evaluates complex medical and genetic literature from varied sources and incorporates into clinical practice.
Provides information regarding the etiology, inheritance, incidence/carrier risks, and natural history/prognosis for genetic conditions/diseases; facilities patients understanding of genetic, medical and psychosocial information including risks, testing options and procedures, test results and their implications; performs psychosocial assessment during genetic consultation and provides grief and crisis counseling as needed.
Formulates genetic testing and/or medical recommendations in collaboration with physicians and team members; facilitates referrals for other family members who seek information; provides medical genetic counseling.
Implements or facilitates the recommendations based upon the patient-family assessment: coordinates request for laboratory services, analyzes and interprets clinical/laboratory findings and conveys results to patients, physicians and team members; distinguishes complex laboratory results requiring action; seeks appropriate supervision for representation/participation in action; provides reassurance and support to the patient.
Evaluates patient-family care; writes detailed consultation reports conveying complex genetic concepts to patients and referring health care providers; completes chart notes and keeps statistics on outcome; records patient interactions.
Participates in the University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling, with student education, supervision, and mentorship.
Participates in research activities related to genetic counseling.
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Required Current license as a Genetic Counselor in the State of Utah. Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program.
Preferred Licensure to practice in a clinical field.
Active candidate status or ABGC/ABMG certification
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