Genetic Counselor for Developmental Pediatrics (Instructor)

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine

 University ofColorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School ofMedicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Genetics (dedicated toDevelopmental Pediatrics)


Position #760697–Requisition #16121


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TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals withdemonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and workingenvironment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, facultyand staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Section of Genetics, dedicated to the Section ofDevelopmental Pediatrics has an opening for a 1.0FTE (full-time) Instructor position.

TheUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinicaland research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medicaldestination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, andhealthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programsthrough 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in researchawards each year. We are the single largest health professions educationprovider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by ouraward-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academicexcellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroomto the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. ReadCU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work:

The Genetic Counselor will provide clinical assessment and genetic counseling in the Developmental Pediatrics Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado. Developmental Pediatrics is a regional program that provides clinical evaluations and management of a broad range of developmental and behavioral disorders. We also are involved in clinical research and clinical trials. The Genetic Counselor would work as part of an interdisciplinary team including Developmental Behavioral pediatricians, advanced practice providers, psychologists, social worker, family navigator, nurses, and medical assistants. The Genetic Counselor also will collaborate with primary care clinicians in rural and underserved areas around the state of Colorado. The Genetic Counselor would model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Consulting with clinicians regarding appropriate genetic testing
  • Obtaining informed consent for genetic testing during clinic visits
  • Coordinating genetic testing, supervising staff who perform pre-authorization, and communication of results to families
  • Conducting in-person genetic counseling sessions regarding positive test results
  • Obtaining pedigrees for families with identified or possibly inherited conditions
  • Assisting with additional referrals based on clinical findings and genetic results
  • Assisting patients in obtaining appropriate medical management from their health care providers
  • Connecting families with local and national resources relevant to genetic test results
  • Consult with genetics department and a genetics specialist for newly diagnosed patients requiring further follow-up in genetics clinic
  • Attend a variety of departmental and team meetings
  • Supervise trainees, post-docs and graduate students participating in clinic
  • Enhance the efficiency of the Developmental Pediatrics Clinic by providing genetic expertise and guidance in testing for community and referring providers
  • Participate in and/or lead Quality Improvement initiatives related to Genetic evaluations
  • Help to develop a Telehealth program in rural and underserved areas of Colorado.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or requested based on the needs of the patient, clinic and department
  • Scholarly activities welcomed but not required.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Candidates maybe responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and anyrelocation expenses, if applicable.

    Salaryand Benefits:

    The salary for this position is commensurate withskills and experience. Thisposition is not eligible for overtime compensation.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number onyour paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plansand retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.



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    Diversityand Equity:

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    The University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus iscommitted to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.



  • Graduate with a Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling.
  • Board Eligible or Certified in Genetic Counseling
  • PreferredQualifications:

    Preferredexperience in pediatric genetic counseling specialty



  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively with a team reflecting positive behaviors toward patients, families, medical providers, and all clinical and research staff.
  • Ability to respond to patients of all age groups in a friendly, prompt, and caring manner while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Must be able to promote mutual respect and professionalism.
  • Strong critical thinking, organizational, communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be a self-starter with ability to troubleshoot issues on their own.
  • Must have excellent verbal communication and telephone skills.

  • Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Part-time
    Posting Date: Apr 18, 2019
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 6/29/2019
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