Genetic Counseling Assistant | Columbia University Job at Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY

Job Description

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Standard Work Schedule:
  • Building:
  • Salary Range: $50,000.00 - $54,000.00

The 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 Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Genetic Counseling Assistant to join our team in a full time position within the division of Clinical Genetics. Columbia University Irving Medical Center???s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing clinical and administrative support to our Clinical Genetics team.


  • Assist with referral management by reviewing incoming referrals.
  • Assist with pre-visit preparation, including the collection of relevant medical records, lab reports, and patient intake forms.
  • Make reminder phone calls for upcoming patient appointments.
  • Assist in processing, packaging and shipping specimens and preparation of samples for genetic testing in a timely manner.
  • Obtain and coordinate insurance pre-authorization for specialized laboratory testing.
  • Scan and upload documents into the electronic medical record system.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience required, plus two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with medical terminology.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work both independently and in teams.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

About Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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