GENETIC COUNSELOR - PEDIATRICS

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

GENETIC COUNSELOR - PEDIATRICS
Pediatrics-Medical Genetics

Occupational Summary

This genetic counselor will join a research team dedicated to developing and deploying new genomic technologies in the effort to diagnose severe childhood and adult disease through the Undiagnosed Diseases Network clinical site at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Exome Sequencing Research Clinic.

He or she will help to promote an increase in the diagnostic use of whole genome and whole exome sequencing across multiple therapeutic areas in Duke Children's Hospital, and will help to establish appropriate paradigms for genomic diagnostics.

This job requires working knowledge of the application and limitations of next generation sequencing, as well as skills for annotating genetic variants and communicating results to patients.

Work Performed

Review, synthesize and present summaries of medical records for patients referred to the Duke Clinical Site of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, with specific focus on results of prior relevant genetic testing and available testing options not yet pursued.Limitations of various types of genetic testing methodologies should be considered.

Work closely with UDN lead physicians to coordinate week-long patient evaluations personalized to the patient#s specific medical presentation and/or genetic variants of interest from whole exome or genome sequencing.

Perform medical genetics intake including medical, developmental,pregnancy, birth and family histories, and provide genetic counseling for prior genetic results and possible results families may receive through genetic investigations performed through the UDN.

Work with other study genetic counselors and the bioinformatics team to annotate genetic variants of interest, communicate the results to the families, and coordinate further functional studies or outreach projects to achieve or confirm a diagnosis.

Successful applicate should be familiar with common tools used for further annotation include OMIM, Pubmed, Clinvar,ExAC, gnomAD,DECIPHER, DGV,Geno2MP, and networking tools such as Gene Matcher.Assist with recruitment and obtaining informed consent for Duke patients eligible for the UDN and the Duke Exome Sequencing Research Clinic.

Consenting process for both involves detailed discussion of genetic testing and types of complex results one could receive.

Requisition Number
401235836

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1054 GENETIC COUNSELOR

Job Family Level
14

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion,sexual orientation, or veteran status.Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Master's degree or Ph.D. degree in Human Genetics or Genetic Counseling from an American Board of Genetics Counseling (ABGC) accredited training program and American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) board certified. If the employee is not board certified, he/she must be actively pursing board certification.The equivalency of the training must adhere to the ABGC guidelines for special consideration status OR three or more years of clinical practice in genetic counseling, fulfillment of training adhering to the ABGC guidelines for special consideration status.

Experience

One year of clinical experience as a board eligible genetic counselor or genetic counselor intern.

Preferences:

Education: Master's level health professional who has received training from one of the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) certified, graduate training

Experience: Two years of experience preferred, in genetic counseling or research setting.Degrees, Licensure or Certification: Board Certification or eligible by the ABMG

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal skills; Ability towork independently; Solid knowledge of medical genetics terminology, next generation sequencing application and limitations,modes of disease inheritance and counseling skills. Knowledge of variant annotation tools is a plus.

Auto req ID

87665BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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