Fairview Health Services is seeking an Lab Genetic counselor for its University of Minnesota Medical Center location. Our Lab team collaborates with other specialties to build individualized patient care plans
This is a clinical genetic counseling position in the Molecular Diagnostics laboratory and the Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disordes at M Health Fairview. The position is distributed with 0.7 FTE in the laboratory and 0.3 in clinic.
Genetic counselors across the organization are involved in several specialty clinics including general genetics clinic, metabolic clinic, bone marrow transplant clinic, cystic fibrosis clinic, hearing loss clinic, neurofibromatosis clinic, disorders of sexual development clinic, among others. We also have genetic counseling staff involved in the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. This range in diversity provides new genetic counselors access to clinical expertise in many areas of genetics in one institution.
The clinics requiring genetic counseling are maternal fetal medicine, pediatric specialty clinics and oncology clinics. The selected candidate will work with the University of Minnesota/Fairview team of genetic counselors, physician specialists, medical geneticists, and laboratory personnel at University of Minnesota Health.
Coordinate patient activities for genetics department/clinics
Counsel patients and families seen at clinics.
Provide genetic counseling service for families for whom molecular methods of diagnosis can offer carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis
Develop and provide educational services to health professionals and community groups
Develop educational materials regarding genetic disease for health professionals and the lay public.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
In the molecular diagnostics lab, this position involves work with genetic counselors, pathologists, and bioinformatics staff. Responsibilities will include test development, outreach/triage, variant interpretation, report writing and data processing/analysis both for inherited panel genetic testing and whole genome sequencing.
In the Center for Bleeding and Clotting disorders, the position involves direct work with Hematologists and nursing staff in a specialty clinic devoted to inherited bleeding and clotting disorders. Responsibilites include: obtaining pedigrees, patient education/counseling, and coordinating genetic testing.
Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling
American Board of Medical Genetics Certified
Board certification by ABGC and Minnesota licensure are required. Experience in either a clinical or laboratory setting is preferred. Qualified candidates will demonstrate exceptional clinical genetic counseling skills and effective project management, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership ...with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.