WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Genetic Counselor

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/16/2021 1:03 PM)
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Clinical Staff
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has an exciting new position of Genetic Counselor within our Pediatrics Subspecialty Clinic.  Responsible for providing genetic counseling and clinical services to patients and their families in the areas of metabolic genetics, prenatal genetics and genetic disorders. Meet the qualifications to provide care for patients in their assigned clinical area. Perform duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction.


  • Collects, reviews, interprets and discusses comprehensive clinical information including medical, educational, family and prenatal histories for pediatric subspecialty and prenatal patient encounter with relevant documentation and EPIC requirements.
  • Works under the supervision and direction of the WMed metabolic genetics faculty physician.
  • Determines and provides current literature on the natural history, clinical phenotype, mode of inheritance and recurrence risk, testing modalities of genetic and metabolic disorders.
  • Provides information, coordinates and interprets genetic testing.
  • Provides support services and facilitates informed decision making about genetic testing, pregnancy management and reproductive options to patients and their families.
  • Identifies and utilizes national and community resources that can assist patients and their families with medical, financial, educational and psychosocial support.
  • Participates and assists metabolic geneticist in departmental research endeavors.
  • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate degree in genetic counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) accredited graduate training program.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Electronic Medical Record system, word processing and file management using Microsoft Office and other software as required by the department.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in written, oral, and electronic communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively function in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in delivery of prompt and effective clinical care.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in response to unexpected changes in workload, staffing and scheduling.
  • Demonstrate research skills (self-education). Identifying information and sources including medical literature and experts, and then extracting relevant information for patients.


  • ABGC Active Candidate Status.
  • ABGC board certification.
  • Temporary to full license in the State of Michigan within 3 years of employment.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is an exciting environment to pursue and academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon the $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed received a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school in June 2021. WMed contributed to the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties in 2020.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. WMed offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support its mission to educate and inspire lifelong learners, WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, WMed ForenTox, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 


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