Genetic Counselor View
The University of Kansas Medical Center - Wichita, KS

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This position will provide genetic counseling to patients. The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work for this position. Rank depends on qualifications.

Required Qualifications
Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling
Two years experience as a genetic counselor
Board eligible in genetic counseling
Demonstrated proficiency in the teaching of students and residents
Demonstrated proficiency in genetic counseling
Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications
Three to five years experience as a genetic counselor
Previous experience in teaching in an academic setting
Board certified in genetic counseling
Demonstrated proficiency to perform clinical research

Instructions for applying
Please complete an electronic application and click the "Apply for this Posting" button at the top of the page.

THE FOLLOWING FIELDS ARE USED FOR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION
Duty (1) Description
Develop collaboration with the Division of Genetics and Metabolism at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to provide pediatric and prenatal genetic consultation services by telemedicine.
Educate patients regarding their risks/options and test results.

Duty (1) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (2) Description
Counsel patients jointly with Maternal-Fetal medicine physicians in circumstances including difficult screening and issues and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities.
Review family history, medical history and recommend standard genetic tests for pediatric cases.

Duty (2) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (3) Description
Provide general genetic counseling for patients with a variety of genetic referrals including dysmorphism, developmental delay, autism, connective tissue disorders, etc.
Assist medical geneticist in identifying differential diagnosis and determining pediatric

Duty (3) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (4) Description
Provide follow-up patient care.
Coordinate patient services with social services, clergy, health care providers and other resources based upon evaluation of individual patient needs.
Coordinate the handling and shipping of samples for specialized genetic testing in other locations.
Develop genetics education programs and protocols for medical students and residents and also provide support in research studies as needed.
Teach medical students and residents.
Interact with other professional support groups, regional and national organizations.
Scholarship activities ? teaching, case conferences, journal club, present publications at meetings.
Participate in professional and public education with regard to genetic disorders and services available.
Maintain certification in genetic counseling once obtained.

Duty (4) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (5) Description
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.

Duty (5) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (6) Description
Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.

Duty (6) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (7) Description
Interpersonal Skills - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself.

Duty (7) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (8) Description
Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
Team Building - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

Duty (8) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (9) Description
Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Duty (9) Essential or Marginal
Essential

Duty (10) Description

Duty (10) Essential or Marginal

Mental/Cognitive Requirements:
Communication
Comprehend and use basic language, either written or spoken, to communicate information and ideas
Yes

Comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas
Yes

Calculation
Perform numerical operations using basic counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing
Yes

Perform Complex quantitative calculations or reasoning using algebra, geometry, statistics, or abstract symbols
No

Problem Solving
Formulate and apply appropriate course of action for routine or familiar situations
Yes

Use logic to define problem, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information and deal with abstract variables for unique or unfamiliar situations
Yes

Other Mental/Cognitive Requirements (please describe)

Physical Activities
Repetitive Motion - Repeating movements of arms, hands, wrists
Occasionally (.5 to 2.5 hours/day)

Talk - Express or exchange ideas verbally
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Hear - Perceive sound by ear
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

See - Obtain impressions through the eye
Constantly (5.5+ hours/day)

Level of physical activity
Sedentary

Physical Requirements
Kneel- Bend legs at knee, come to rest on knees

Crouch/Squat - Bend body down and forward, bending legs and spine

Crawl - Move on hands, knees and feet

Climb - Ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps

Sit

Stand

Walk - Move about on foot

Average distance per shift

Stoop - Bend downward and forward at waist

Lift - Raise or lower 10 lbs. from one level to another

Lift - Raise or lower 25 lbs. from one level to another

Carry - Transport an object

Push - Press with steady force, thrust objects forward, downward, outward

Pull - Drag or tug objects

Turn/twist - Move a body part in circular motion

Bend - Bend downward and forward by bending the spine at waist

Balance - Exceeding ordinary body equilibrium

Reach - Extend hands and arms in any direction

Handle - Seize, hold, turn with hands

Ability to distinguish color

Other Physical Activity (please describe)

Average amount of time for other physical activity

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