Madison, WI
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89031-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89031-AS

Working Title: Genetics Counselor



FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 05, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: Master's degree required, preferrably in Genetics or Genetic Counseling from an accredited Genetic Counseling Program.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: Two years of experience serving in the role of a Genetic Counselor highly preferred.
One year of post-graduate experience in clinical genetics and/or medical/patient care counseling preferred.

License or certificate: Board Eligible or Board Certified in Genetic Counseling granted by the American Aboard of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or the American Board of genetic Counseling (ABGC) required.

Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of human development, developmental disabilities, and inherited ocular diseases.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide program area coordination of clinical services associated with the Inherited Retinal Diseases Program within the growing ophthalmic genetics initiative of the department. This program provides comprehensive assessment and follow-up services for adults and children with, or at risk for, ocular genetic conditions. Assessments are provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work closely with individuals and families to provide comprehensive and integrated evaluations and follow-up over time. The team of professionals includes specialties in genetics and genetic counseling, and subspecialties within the Ophthalmology Department. In addition to the clinical duties, this position includes coordinating educational, outreach activities, and services associated with visual system disorders.

This position reports to and works closely with the Medical Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Disease Program.

Additional Information: Knowledge and Skills:
-Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact appropriately with patients with serious genetic disorders.
-Exhibit critical thinking, organization, decisive judgment, and analytical problem solving.
-Be well-versed in word processing, database management, and pedigree drawing software.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Contact: Kimberly Stepien
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: To apply, please click on "Apply Now" and submit your resume and cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 15 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 30 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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