University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care) located in Columbia, Missouri, is seeking an experienced, energetic and creative Genetic Counselor work in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinicformid-Missouri’s only academic health system and develop campaigns highlighting the expertise and services offered.
MU Health Care is one of the Midwest’s premier academic health center. It is comprised of University Hospital (a level l Trauma Center), Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Missouri Psychiatric Center, and over 50 clinics. MU Health Care has been ranked among the top performing academic medical centers for delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. MU Health Care has also been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the health news publication Becker’s Hospital Review.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM
Work location: 500 N Keene ST Suite 406, Columbia, Missouri
Salary: $5,688.80 - $9,285.47/Month
The successful candidate will
Patient Information Gathering and Evaluation
Verifies patient identification and that genetic counseling services has been requested
Explains the nature of genetics evaluation to families; utilizes interviewing techniques to obtain and review relevant information from the family using standard pedigree nomenclature
Patient Education, Communication, Support and Care Management
Evaluates data supplied and determines appropriate diagnosis and plan of treatment
Provides comprehensive counseling to families about a wide range of prenatal and preconception indications
Explains to families (verbally and/or in writing) medical information regarding the diagnosis and/or potential occurrence of a genetic condition or birth defect
Discusses and provides education regarding available options and delineates risk, benefits and limitations of appropriate tests and clinical assessments
Orders tests under physician supervision and performs assessments in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations
Provides ongoing emotional support to families throughout the counseling process and during extensive genetic tests (including invasive procedures); assist them with difficult aspects of findings
Identifies and facilitates access to local, regional and national resources such as support groups and ancillary services; discusses the availability of such resources with families and provides referrals as necessary
Documents case information clearly and concisely in the medical records and in correspondence to the referring provider; discusses case information with other members of the health-care team as necessary
Performance Improvement, Quality of Care, and Customer Service Excellence
Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the field and participates in clinical research programs as appropriate or when applicable; shares knowledge and expertise with colleagues and other members of the health-care team
Participates in performance improvement processes for continuous improvement of patient care quality
Works in partnership with other members of the health-care team to provide quality patient care; promotes a positive and collaborative work environment with all members of the patient care team
Adheres to the accepted professional ethical standards and exercises effective customer service skills related to services, excellence, respect, values and ethics
Performs other duties as assigned
INCENTIVES $30,000 total:
Earn a $10,000 Retention Reward - Every year you stay with us, we will give you $2,000 on your anniversary date for up to 5 years!
Up to $10,000 in Student Loan Repayment = Up to $2,000/year for 5 years
$10,000 Moving Incentive and $10,000 new hire incentive
A Master's degree from an accredited Genetic Associate Program or a Master's degree in Medical Genetics/Genetics Counseling/Training program.
Board Certification or Board eligibility by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling is necessary.
At MU Health Care, an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to building an inclusive environment based on mutual respect and learning. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.
At MU Health Care, we believe in the value of human diversity because it enriches our lives and our organization. We are committed to increasing access and inclusion as we continue to save and improve lives. If you have questions about this information, please contact Human Resources.
MU Health Care is one of the Midwest’s premier academic health centers. It is comprised of University Hospital (a level l Trauma Center), Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Missouri Psychiatric Center, and over 50 clinics. MU Health Care has been ranked among the top performing academic medical centers for delivering high-quality, patient-centered care. MU Health Care has also been named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the health news publication Becker’s Hospital Review.