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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

Job Summary

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. 

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Responsibilities*

  • Collect and evaluate patient medical history construct a pedigree using appropriate nomenclature.
  • Interpret genetic test results and communicate to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Provide psychosocial assessment and counseling
  • Appropriately document all clinical encounters
  • Perform comprehensive genetic risk assessment, explain natural history of diagnosis, explain relevant genetic factors, explain available testing and facilitate testing
  • Perform case preparation and follow-up
  • 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
  • Obtain, evaluate, and discuss individual, family and medical histories to determine the risk for genetic or medical conditions
  • Identify and coordinate appropriate genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies for genetic assessment
  • 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
  • Evaluate patient and/or family responses and emotions in order to provide anticipatory guidance and psychosocial counseling and support
  • Provide written documentation of genetic, medical, and counseling information for families and their health care professionals
  • Participate as a team member in weekly patient treatment conferences
  • May contribute to genetic or related research projects by assisting in project development, data analysis, and manuscript preparation for publication and or presentation.
  • May initiate, develop, and recommend changes to policies, procedures, and patient care activities within the department

Required Qualifications*

  • Communicates effectively within clinical unit to contribute to continuity of care
  • Has basic knowledge in area of clinical practice
  • 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

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working within a large, complex health care setting

  • Experience with Epic, MiChart, and other UM clinical applications

Background Screening

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.

Application Deadline

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.