A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
To coordinate and provide specialized genetic counseling services for our pediatric patient populations within the Division of Pediatric Genetics, Metabolism and Genomic Medicine. Clinic locations include C&W as well as various outreach sites.
Provide genetic counseling services in line with ACGC Practice Based Competencies and NSGC Code of Ethics.
Work within a team of genetic counselors and medical geneticists. Triage patient referrals per divisional triage protocols to assign urgency of appointment and scheduling. (10%)
Obtain, evaluate, and discuss individual, family and medical histories to determine the risk for genetic or medical conditions. (40%)
Identify and coordinate appropriate genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies for genetic assessment. (5%)
Explain and follow up genetic test results, inheritance, management, and follow up recommendations; communicate with physicians and disseminate medical plans and recommendations as directed by attending geneticists. (20%)
Evaluate patient and/or family responses and emotions in order to provide anticipatory guidance and psychosocial counseling and support. (5%)
Provide written documentation of genetic, medical, and counseling information for families and their health care professionals. (15%)
Participateas a team memberin weekly patienttreatment conferences
May train andclinically supervise graduategenetic counseling students and other trainees within the healthcare system.
May contribute to genetic orrelated researchprojectsbyassisting in project development, data analysis, and manuscript preparation for publication and or presentation.
May initiate,develop,and recommendchangesto policies, procedures,and patientcare activities within the department. (5%)
Master’s degree from a genetic counseling program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling
2 years of work experience
Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
Competent with clinical experience
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and as a member of our team.
Effective time management skills, attention to detail and ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information with good judgment
Non-Certified Genetic Counselor:
Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics within 18 months of starting the position
Experience with Epic, MiChart, and other UM clinical applications
Reasonable knowledge of University Hospital policies and procedures
Evidence of qualifications is provided by previous employment, references, performance evaluations, and personal interview.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 182774
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