Genetic Counselor--Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 12152022
We are seeking a candidate for a full-time genetic counseling position within the Clinical Genetics Division at Columbia University Medical Center. The candidate with work alongside a team of genetic counselors, geneticists, nurse practitioners, dietician and social worker. Under the supervision of the Director of Genetics and Clinic Coordinator, the genetic counselor will primarily be responsible for the clinical care of pediatric and adult patients. Opportunities in administration, supervision, teaching and research are available for appropriate candidates. Faculty titles are given to appropriately qualified staff.
Essential Job Duties/Skills
Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks.
Offers genetic counseling and follow-up services for outpatients.
Works closely with Medical Geneticist in pediatric clinics providing evaluations, risk assessments and counseling for a range of conditions.
Assists patients with rare genetic disorders in identifying resources and research options.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Uses communication techniques that are age-appropriate.
Participates in the division’s performance improvement activities.
Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
Maintains a written log of caseload for follow-up and research.
Assists in teaching and training of graduate level genetic counseling students and other trainees.
Provides lectures and workshops to both professional and non-professional groups.
Develops educational materials.
Meets regulatory, certification and annual health assessment requirements.
Maintains ABGC certification through continued education. .
Demonstrates a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, families, significant others and colleagues.
Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community.
Serves as a resource person for genetic screening, teaching and counseling.
Participates in community education programs for genetic disease.
Performs other job related duties as assigned including research opportunities.
Practices cultural competency in interaction and communication with our diverse patient population and staff
Qualifications Required (R) Preferred (P)
(R) Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling/Human Genetics from a program by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
Collaborative, adaptable team player
(P) Previous clinical work experience preferred
Physical/Environmental Conditions Yes (Y) No (N)
Physical/Hazardous/Work Environment - The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) is a clinical, research, and educational enterprise located on a campus in northern Manhattan. We are home to four professional colleges and schools that provide global leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care, including: Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, Mailman School of Public Health.Founded in 1767, Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons was the first school in the United States to award the MD degree and its legacy of innovation continues. In 2018, it became the first medical school in the nation to replace student loans with scholarships for all students who qualify for financial aid. At the heart of medical education is the 100,000-square-foot, 14-floor Vagelos Education Center with a simulation center, anatomy lab, and classroom and study spaces. Faculty are among the best-funded researchers in American medical schools, and for eight consecutive years, the college’s grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has outpaced growth of the NIH budget.