Fairview Health Services

Genetics Counselor - MFM

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 days ago(3/30/2020 9:31 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-47155
Profession
Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
Speciality
Other
Location
University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital
Shift
day
Hours per 2 weeks
80
Department
Genetics Counseling

Overview

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center (MFM Center) is a Hospital-based clinic within University of Minnesota Health ( M Health), integrating four organizations: Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), the University of Minnesota and HealthEast. We provide a full range of services in the delivery of quality, high-risk obstetrical care, detailed fetal ultrasound, fetal diagnosis and treatment, genetic counseling and support services.

 

Primary MFM genetic counselor job responsibilities include:

  • Provide genetic counseling to women and families during the preconception and prenatal period.
  • MFM Genetic Counselor responsibilities include:
    • Obtain medical and family histories
    • Discuss with the patient which prenatal testing options are appropriate, facilitate decision making and provide informed consent for prenatal screening and invasive genetic testing including chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis
    • Interpret genetic testing results and report results to patient in a timely manner
    • Communicate how inherited diseases and conditions may affect the patient and their families
    • Provide supportive counseling to patients after results are received
    • Work with MFM team, including physicians, patient care coordinators, registered nurses, sonographers, and scheduling staff,  to help coordinate care of pregnancy for fetuses with fetal anomalies and genetic conditions

**This position will come with a $5000 Sign On Bonus

Responsibilities/Job Description

Genetic counselors across the organization are involved in several specialty clinics including general genetics clinic, metabolic clinic, bone marrow transplant clinic, cystic fibrosis clinic, hearing loss clinic, neurofibromatosis clinic, disorders of sexual development clinic, among others.  We also have genetic counseling staff involved in the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. This range in diversity provides new genetic counselors access to clinical expertise in many areas of genetics in one institution.

 

The clinics requiring genetic counseling are maternal fetal medicine, pediatric specialty clinics and oncology clinics. The selected candidate will work with the University of Minnesota/Fairview team of genetic counselors, physician specialists, medical geneticists, and laboratory personnel at University of Minnesota Health.

  • Coordinate patient activities for genetics department/clinics
  • Counsel patients and families seen at clinics.
  • Provide genetic counseling service for families for whom molecular methods of diagnosis can offer carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis
  • Develop and provide educational services to health professionals and community groups
  • Develop educational materials regarding genetic disease for health professionals and the lay public.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling
  • American Board of Medical Genetics Certified

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