Genetics Counselor I
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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016
IUPUI - Indianapolis
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Genetics Counselor I
This position will provide genetic counseling expertise to a newly developed pediatric cancer precision medicine program at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health; and will have a role in the clinical, research, education, and training missions of the program and the Departments of Medical and Molecular Genetics, and Pediatrics.
The primary responsibilities for this position are to provide genetic counseling in clinic(s) and responding to phone calls from the public or other healthcare professionals about genetic testing/counseling. Will perform all basic aspects of clinical genetic counseling including case preparation, eliciting medical and family histories, providing genetic risk assessment and counseling, coordinating genetic testing, providing psychosocial assessment and support to patients. Will identify and provide resource materials to patients and complete patient documentation.
Master s degree in Genetic Counseling from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)-accredited genetic counseling program. Counselor must be certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or in active candidate status (so-called board eligible ) to sit for next offering of the ABGC board exam; counselor must pass the board exam within his or her first two attempts. Counselor must hold and maintain a valid genetic counseling license in Indiana and maintain ABGC certification.
This is an entry level position, therefore, direct genetic counseling experience in cancer genetics is preferred, but not required.
To be successful candidates should have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Possess independent judgment, organization, analysis, problem-solving and prioritization abilities. Ability to carry out independent work and interact effectively with team members. Administrative/Management skills necessary to implement a clinically-based program in early to mid -development. Basic understanding of research in pediatric cancer genetics. Thorough knowledge of theories, principles, and application of human genetics in a clinical setting. Knowledge of counseling techniques. Familiarity with general indications, limitations and methodology of common tests used in the areas of cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics. Ability to develop, implement and manage projects. Strong analytical capabilities, sound judgment, diplomacy and a professional demeanor. Ability to establish relationships across professional disciplines.
Independence level: Works under indirect supervision of MD geneticist and GC II or Senior GC mentor. Gradual increase in independent practice is expected.
Leadership expectations: Will contribute to clinical and research efforts of the department.
Clinical supervision expectations: Will not supervise students in the first year as a novice counselor; after one year of clinical counseling experience, counselor may supervise graduate GC students under the mentorship of a GC II who has clinical supervision experience.
Research expectations: Contribute to clinical research efforts in the department.
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Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.
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