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Thursday, June 21

GENETIC COUNSELOR

Position Summary The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division is seeking a prenatal genetic counselor to join our team to help drive our mission of providing high quality compassionate care to our patients, evidence-based education and training to our medical students, providers, and faculty, and pursuing innovative and evaluative research as we further the acquisition of women's health knowledge. The successful candidate will provide a broad range of counseling services, including assessment and care for prenatal or preconception patients who are at risk for having a child with an inherited condition, birth defect, developmental disability or other disorder. Through these services, the genetic counselor will support the improved patient understanding that enables personalized informed decision-making, identify families at risk, interpret information about the disorder, analyze inheritance patterns, and review available options with the family. With supervision from the faculty and physicians in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, the genetic counselor will exercise independent judgment in gathering information from the patient and referring physician, assess this information, enable patient decision-making and present follow up recommendations. This position may coordinate and support research activities within an area of expertise. New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment for a good reason. Rugged, timeless and beautiful, New Mexico is a destination that offers a true four-season climate, suitable for almost any outdoor recreation. At a mile high, UNM is at the center of it all, a place far from ordinary and surrounded by world-class art venues, culture, and history. Situated along the Rio Grande Valley, Albuquerque has pleasant weather year round and easy access to the outdoors (the Sandia mountain wilderness is 20 minutes from UNM), which makes this city an incredible area for outdoor enthusiasts. New Mexico has extraordinary diversity in landscapes, wildlife, and culture, including a unique blend of attractions that will satisfy everyone. See the Position Description for additional information. Conditions of Employment • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. • Must maintain certification status. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in Genetic Counseling or directly equivalent discipline; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure Board eligible for certification as a Genetic Counselor. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Preferred Qualifications