Instructor - Genetic Counselor

Aurora, Arapahoe County
May 14, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Posting Description: University of Colorado School of Medicine Instructor - Genetic Counselor Clinical Genetics and Metabolism / Department of Pediatrics The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, has an opening for a full-time position of Genetic Counselor to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The Section of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism provides integrated genetics services to the population in the State of Colorado and surrounding states and develops nationally renowned innovative care for the future through its research programs. Clinical care in genetics and metabolic diseases to the population of the States of Colorado. It is associated with Children's Hospital Colorado, but also serves the University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as several affiliated community hospitals throughout the State. The University of Colorado is the premier research university in Colorado, serving more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and health professions students in Denver, Aurora and online and awarding nearly 4,000 degrees each year. The renowned researchers and award-winning faculty of the University of Colorado offer more than 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 colleges and schools. The University of Colorado Denver currently has over $400 million in research awards each year. The Anschutz Medical Campus includes over 5 million square feet of research, educational and clinical space on 227 acres. The Denver Campus is located in one of America's most vibrant urban centers, just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the LoDo District and the state capitol. On both campuses, students, staff and faculty have access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural opportunities. Examples of Work Performed 1. Provide outpatient and inpatient genetic counseling with known or suspected genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. 2. Share on-call responsibilities with the other faculty. 3. Participate in the education of genetic residents, medical students, pediatric residents, and genetic counseling students. Applications are accepted electronically at, refer to job posting F01343 Review of applications will continue until position is filled. The salary for this position has been established at $54,000 to $67,000 and actual salary is negotiable commensurate with experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at The University of Colorado is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications: The individual must have graduated from an accredited genetic counseling program. The individual must be ABGC board certified. The individual must have at least one year of relevant genetic counseling experience.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Knowledge of principles of genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. * Knowledge of standard inpatient and outpatient clinical operations and procedures. * Ability to develop and present educational information to patients as well as to professionals. * Ability to provide genetic counseling, and technical information in a comprehensive, understandable, nondirective manner to patients and families. * Ability to work independently as well as serving as a team member. * Ability to gather data and prepare reports. * Skilled in communication, both oral and written. * Skilled in establishing priorities. * Requires ability to travel via car to outreach clinics. * Ability to develop collaborative or independent research projects * Educational skills to various learners

Desired Qualifications: The individual must have pediatric experience. The individual must have experience in one or more specialty clinics. The individual must be actively involved with the department's genetic counseling students.

Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus