Genetic Counselor - Cardiology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
We are seeking a full-time Genetic Counselor with specialty in Cardiology. Be on the forefront of identifying and solving medical mysteries at Columbia University Medical Center. We harness genetics to diagnose and treat rare and complex diseases. Our genetic clinical team is comprised of medical geneticists, genetic counselors, social worker, nurse practitioner and program manager. Our prominent clinical service continues to grow and evaluates patients who travel from around the world to receive their care with us.
The Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center is actively recruiting a Clinical Geneticist Cardiovascular MD at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to be part of our highly regarded DISCOVER team - Diagnosis Initiative: Seeking Care and Opportunities with Vision for Exploration and Research. To find out more about the DISCOVER program please visit: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/discover.
Working with a dedicated team of physicians and researchers, the Cardiovascular Genetic Counselor will play a key role in the development and implementation of the CUMC/NYP adult clinical cardiovascular genetic program and related research projects.
This position will provide genetic counseling services in a busy academic clinical cardiovascular setting that includes patients with familial cardiovascular diseases e.g., arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart disease, aortic diseases etc. The genetic counselor will be responsible for overseeing patient care, providing genetic counseling, coordinating cascade genetic testing and follow-up visits, providing tests results to patients, obtaining/reviewing medical records, and conducting outreach to patients, families and stakeholders. The position is based in cardiology and works in collaboration with the clinical genetics program at Columbia University.
The successful applicant also will assist in coordinating genetic research studies, obtaining and maintaining Columbia institutional review board (IRB) approval, recruiting study patients, explaining studies to prospective participants and assisting with obtaining informed consent. The genetic counselor can participate in data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant preparations with the opportunity to co-author journal publications and to present results at national meetings.