Sr. Research Associate/ Assistant Director of Clinical Training, SOM


Part-Time (8 hours per week) (0.2 FTE) The Sr. Research Associate / Assistant Director for Clinical Training manages and monitors genetic counseling student internships and the Program’s network of clinical supervisors. This person is a member of the core leadership team. He or she communicates directly with the Program Director and Associate Director to facilitate the Program’s mission to prepare students to attain practice-based competencies and function as competent and compassionate genetic counselors. Additionally, this person contributes to other program activities as needed.


All of the following activities are the responsibility of the position; however, the proportion of time in each activity varies over time.

1. Develop and maintain the Clinical Training portions of the student tracking system including maintaining clinical site lists; clinical supervisor lists; student portfolios; clinical training materials. 15%

2. Manage clinical rotation placements based on students’ developmental, logistical & logbook needs. 15%

3. Participate in clinical site visits 15%

4. Monitor and assess student performance during clinical rotations. 10%

5. Assist with the development and update of student evaluation tools. 10%

6. Assist with developing targeted remediation plans. 10%

7. Troubleshoot student/supervisor concerns as they arise. 5%

8. Review student observation journals, evaluations and logbooks. 5%

9. Review supervisor evaluations and provide feedback to supervisors. 5%

10. Monitor and document student experiences in expanded roles, laboratory and other specialization opportunities. 5%

11. Participate in the planning and implementing of clinical supervisor training experiences. 5%


1. Manage hospital pre-screening requirements (document student immunization records; drug screenings; background checks).

2. Perform other duties as assigned.


a) Within the Department of Genetics & Genome Sciences Program Director – weekly – Guidance / Supervision / Student management issues Associate Program Director - weekly – Guidance / Supervision / Student management issues Department Chair – occasionally – Guidance / Supervision / Program updates Administrator – infrequently – Guidance / Program updates / Program issues

b) University: Health Services staff – infrequent – verifying student compliance with clinical site requirements.

c) External: Clinical Supervisors – frequent – Supervision and evaluation of student performance

d) Students: Genetic counseling student interns – frequent – supervision and evaluation of student performance; compliance with practice-based competencies


This person will provide ongoing supervision of genetic counseling student interns during their various clinical rotations starting in year one of the program going through the time of graduation. Supervisory responsibilities include attending all clinical evaluations of students during their rotations; providing feedback to students and rotation supervisors regarding guidance for improvement as well as remediation options if needed. He/she will provide performance feedback to the Program and Associate Program Directors and have input regarding final disposition of students’ clinical performances and whether students have attained master of clinical competencies. 


Experience: A minimum of 3 years genetic counseling experience required. Prior involvement with a genetic counseling training program is strongly desired.

Education/Licensing: MS/MA from an accredited training program in genetic counseling. Board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio.


1. Knowledge and understanding of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of genetic counseling.

2. Knowledge of and experiences in genetic counseling, teaching, clinical supervision, and other related subjects.

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; must demonstrate the ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with various individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines, technical and educational backgrounds within the department, School and University, and with individuals outside the University.

4. Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. Assistant Director of Clinical Training November, 2017 Page 3 of 3

5. Effective academic and management skills; ability to lead, train, work with, and elicit cooperation from student interns, clinical supervisors, other team members and staff.

6. Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team.

7. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

8. Ability to maintain familiarity and demonstrate knowledge of genetic counseling training practices.

9. Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate sound judgment and good decision-making.

10. Familiarity with policies and procedures of the Genetic Counseling Training Program and School of Graduate Studies.

11. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database management preferred.

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