The Department of Pediatrics/University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type: Full Time
Salary: commensurate with experience
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 23606
The University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Genetics, is seeking a full time Genetic Counselor to join the genetics team. The Division provides the full range of genetic services to children, conducting genetics and metabolic clinics in Albuquerque and at outreach clinics throughout New Mexico. The division performs inpatient consults at UNM Children’s Hospital. UNM’s Division of Pediatric Genetics is committed to providing the children of New Mexico with comprehensive genetic healthcare that is unequaled in the state and region.
New Mexico’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity make it a fascinating and wonderful place to live and work. Situated along the beautiful Sandia Mountains and traversed by the Rio Grande, Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, famous for its diverse cultures, New Mexican cuisine, unique architecture and proximity to unlimited outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, snow skiing, fishing and golfing. New Mexico’s great natural beauty and rich cultures have earned the designation “Land of Enchantment.”
The Genetic Counselor position consists of the following responsibilities:
Collaborate with geneticists in Genetics Clinics: collect clinical information, obtain family histories, and document information and assessment in the medical record
Conduct genetic counseling clinics
Assist patients and families to understand genetic testing results, diagnoses, expected clinical course, recurrence risks, follow-up recommendations, and adjustment to the disorder
Assist families to access available resources within the community and nationwide for support and information pertinent to the child’s genetic diagnosis
Develop educational materials and give presentations to related programs as appropriate
Participate in teaching of interns, residents, medical students, and other learners
Perform administrative duties related to evaluation and management of patients referred to the program
By the start date of employment, the successful candidate must have a Masters degree in Genetic Counseling (or equivalent thereof) from an accredited program, board eligibility or certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and must be eligible and apply for licensure in Genetic Counseling in the State of New Mexico.
About The Department of Pediatrics/University of New Mexico
As a leader in pediatric education, research and patient care, The University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine located in Albuquerque, offers residency and fellowship training programs.
The department is made up of 14 medical divisions and numerous programs aimed at improving the health and health care for all children in New Mexico. We partner with state and community efforts to support families.