The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is seeking a full-time Genetic Counselor to join the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Position provides care and services at the Center for Women’s Health for patients at risk for or diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Educates and advocates for patients, and assists them in coordinating necessary medical treatment/testing and provides them with resources when needed.
Evaluate and counsel pediatric, perinatal and adult patients and their families on genetic disorders and diseases pertaining to them. Review patient records and test results. Evaluate and assess patient family history to determine patients at risk. Discuss etiology, diagnosis, management, and results with patients and patients’ partners. Recommend and discuss available testing options. Follow up on patient medical appointments and lab testing. Review test results and recommends follow-up testing, if needed. Teaching / Lecturing
Deliver educational lectures on genetics to residents, students, fellows and medical personnel at UIC and other medical centers.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or in Medical Genetics from an accredited genetic counseling training program required.
Must have ABGC (American Board of Genetic Counseling) certification or have active candidate status.
Must have licensure or be eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois.
Knowledge of medical genetics and genetic counseling, and knowledge of psychosocial aspects including risk perception, support mechanisms, coping, etc.
The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 116731
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