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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Genetic Counseling Assistant in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration- Bargaining Unit:- Regular/Temporary: Regular- End Date if Temporary:- Hours Per Week: 35.00- Standard Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm- Building: 710 W. 168th Street, New York, NY- Salary Range: $58,500 - $65,000The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Position SummaryThe Department of Neurology at Columbia University is seeking a full-time Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) to support the newly launched Neurogenetics Program. This program promotes neurogenetics clinical care, research and education. The role of the GCA will be to provide support to the program, its neurologists and its genetic counselors in various administrative tasks. This work experience will provide invaluable experience for individuals who intend to apply for graduate programs in clinical genetics and genetic counseling or for individuals interested in administrative management. Genetics expertise will develop through this work and is not a prerequisite, and there will be many opportunities for genetic learning and continuing education.Responsibilities- Manage Neurogenetics referrals by reviewing incoming referrals, coordinating with scheduling staff, responding to referring patients' or providers' basic questions about what to expect from consultations.- Assist with pre-visit preparation, including collection of relevant medical records and lab reports, medical record review, and coordination of patient intake forms- Collect information from patients in preparation for their appointment including, but not limited to, a family history- Provide reminder phone calls for upcoming patient appointments- Assist in processing, packaging and shipment of specimens for genetic testing in a timely manner- Obtain and coordinate insurance pre-authorization for specialized laboratory testing as needed- Maintain database of genetic consultation or other records- Scan and upload documents into the electronic medical record system- Coordinate regular educational case conferences and seminars- Organize, schedule and maintain the Neurogenetics program calendar- Coordinate with Columbia website development to keep site updated- Perform other duties as appropriate.Minimum Qualifications- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience required.Other Requirements- 0-2 years experience.- Extremely organized with a high attention to detail, with specific attention paid to accurately recording data- Familiar with medical terminology and laboratory testing- Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required- Must be comfortable working independently and with teams- Maintains a professional, courteous and helpful demeanor- Must be dedicated to providing excellent patient careEqual Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly