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Columbia University Instructor/Assistant Professor of Medicine at the CUIMC in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001424

Field(s) of Specialization Digestive and Liver Diseases - Genetic Counseling

Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor of Medicine at the CUIMC

Department MED Digestive & Liver Diseases

Division Medicine

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City is seeking one full-time BC/BE clinical Genetics Counselor to join the GI Cancer Genetics clinic. The Genetic Counselor will be dedicated to the evaluation of inherited risk associated with gastrointestinal cancers, notably pancreatic, colorectal and gastric malignancies. The Genetic Counselor will obtain medical, family histories and facilitate genetic testing, and processes, provide tailored cancer risk assessment and recommendations for cancer screening, and coordinate follow-up care in the Cancer Genetics outpatient clinics. The Genetic Counselor will facilitate cascade genetic testing to at-risk family members and expand the cancer screening and prevention programs for identified high-risk individuals and gene mutation carriers. The position will involve referral development to the high-risk cancer clinical services.

The successful applicant will become part of a team of Genetic Counselors and physicians at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Genetic Counselor will interface and communicate regularly (phone calls, emails, letters and conferences) with subspecialty care providers including gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, and primary care providers, in addition to other genetic counselors in the Cancer Center, internal staff including scheduling personnel, medical assistants, and nurse practitioners in GI and other disciplines involving inherited cancer syndromes. There will be the option to participate in weekly multi-disciplinary conferences and the Genetic Counselor will assist in clinical research protocols for individuals at high-risk who undergo genetic risk assessment, testing, and cancer prevention and screening strategies. Additionally, training and mastery of EPIC electronic medical records will be required.

Minimum Degree Required

Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling

Minimum Qualifications

Board certified/Board eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in cancer genetic counseling and /or Spanish language skills preferred.

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 01/22/2020

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Interested applicants should provide their CV and reference at three letters of recommendation will be requested after initial review.

Proposed Start Date 03/02/2020

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

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