Genetic Counselor-Open Rank

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Information
Posting Information


Department Peds-Genetics and Metabolism - 412010
Posting Open Date 04/09/2024
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Genetic Counselor-Open Rank
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID FAC0005028
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
FTE 1
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2024

Position Information


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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
OUR VISION
Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary
The Division of Genetics and Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (www.med.unc.edu/pediatrics/gene) seeks an ABGC or ABMG certified/eligible genetic counselor. This is a fixed-term, open-rank faculty recruitment. The primary function of this role is to support the mission of the Division by providing comprehensive genetic counseling services to patients and families. Responsibilities include conducting patient intakes, synthesizing and summarizing complex medical histories, utilizing current published literature and genetic databases to assist with interpreting genetic testing results, writing detailed and informative progress notes to maintain comprehensive patient records, and ensuring timely and thorough follow-up with patients and families as needed. In addition, working closely with MD clinical geneticists and trainees is expected. Opportunities will be available to engage in ongoing research projects. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. 
The Pediatric Genetics team includes physicians, genetic counselors, metabolic dieticians, and nurse practitioners, who work collaboratively in caring for their patients and families with compassion and evidence-based care. We also have an active accredited fellowship training program. Our team works closely with colleagues from across the medical center, including Cancer Genetics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and the Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetic Laboratories. Faculty members in the Division are actively involved in hearing-loss research, mucopolysaccharidosis, and other LSD translational research, clinical studies evaluating the utility of using next generation sequencing for newborn screening, quality improvement projects and with the state birth defects registry.
The North Carolina Children’s Hospital is part of a busy quaternary care medical center and a major referral center for children with complex conditions in the state and region. The North Carolina Children’s Hospital has 150 inpatient beds and a comprehensive children’s outpatient center located in the same building, enabling children to see multiple specialists in a single visit. The North Carolina Children’s Hospital physicians work hand-in-hand with community hospitals and pediatricians all across the state, providing specialty care to more than 70,000 children from all 100 counties in North Carolina each year.
The Triangle area of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill is consistently ranked among the nation’s best places to live. The region offers affordable living, a temperate climate, easy access to beach and mountains, vibrant dining, and cultural offerings.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree in genetic counseling or equivalent from an accredited program and American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) certified/eligible genetic counselor.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
The ideal applicant will have excellent counseling, teaching, and organizational skills. They should be detail-oriented with the ability to manage comprehensive patient records and comfortable seeing patients independently through a variety of practice models, including telemedicine. They also should have a commitment to ongoing professional development in the field of genetics and pediatric care.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Courtney Lineman, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected].
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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