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Genetic Counselor

Genetic Counselor

Job ID 
2017-10748
Campus 
Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
Posting Date 
12/5/2017
Employee Classification 
Exempt
Department 
Pediatrics
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.

 

Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 

Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

 

Position

The pediatric Genetic Counselor will join our extraordinary team. In this challenging position, you will be joining an NIH-funded, high profile clinical research study focused on bringing genomic medicine to underserved populations. As one of the study’s genetic counselors, you will be responsible for helping to establish best practices for genomic counseling in a multicultural community. You will work with a dynamic, supportive study team. In addition, you will have opportunities to play clinical and educational roles in our nationally renowned pediatric clinical genetics practice. Through these and other crucial contributions, you will build on our reputation for excellence in the field. Join us, and make a big impact on both our future and yours.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with the development and implementation of genomic counseling practices for the NYCKidSeq research program
  • Facilitates genetic testing process, including thorough informed consent visit and return of results sessions
  • Counsels patients and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance regarding genetic risks and inherited conditions
  • Provides standard recommendations for screening and follow-up actions based on patient’s genomic results
  • Communicates genetic test results, risk estimates, and standard recommendations to patient
  • Documents other patient interactions as appropriate
  • Collaborates and coordinates patient care with other disciplines and medical specialties
  • Responds to relevant inquiries from patients, staff and physicians
  • Collaborates with research team and other health care professionals to establish innovative genetic counseling communication and education practices
  • Assist with the development of genomic testing outcomes measures
  • Assists with development and revision of educational materials
  • Seeks out and presents educational activities to patients, families, trainees, multidisciplinary groups within Montefiore/Einstein, and on the local, state or national level
  • Keeps abreast of developments in genetics and genomics
  • Performs other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or Human Genetics from a college or university program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) or a Master’s degree in clinical or medical genetics prior to the establishment of the ACGC
  • Board certified or board-eligible genetic counselor; board certification is required according to the availability of the certification exam
  • 2+ years of experience in genetics highly preferred
  • Bi- or multi-lingual preferred, including Spanish.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, problem solving, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and independently is essential