University of Utah Genetic Counselor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 08/10/2017

Requisition Number PRN15029B

Job Title Genetic Counselor

Working Title Genetic Counselor

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00244 - Neurology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 60,000-70,000 DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Provides information and support to families who have members with birth defects, genetic disorders or who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions. Identifies, investigates, interprets and communicates potential risk factors; provides support and counseling to families and patients by referring them to relevant support services and/or providers.

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.

Responsibilities

Assists physicians with ordering genetic tests. Facilitates the test process in clinic and provides written communications to patients. Provides accurate and readily available genetic information to the lay and medical community in the Intermountain area. Develops, implements and manages programs and services. Performs clinical research projects including making presentations at national meetings and generating publications for medical journal articles and books. Provides supportive counseling and anticipatory guidance to families in which a birth defect or genetic disorder is present. Provides definitive genetic consultation to individuals and families in a clinical setting. Maintains accurate records on genetic activities and patient care.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program, licensed or eligible for genetic counseling licensure in the state of Utah from the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetics Counseling, and 2 years of experience in a related field; ability to work independently, demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Licensure to practice in a clinical field may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Familiar with Progeny

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:

MMR

•Tdap

•Varicella

•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.