About the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is a national leader in pediatric medicine. The Department's mission is to provide outstanding care to the children of Iowa and beyond by being a leader in state-of-the-art clinical care to children, performing cutting-edge research to find new treatments and cures for childhood illnesses, and educating the next generation of pediatric health care providers. The Department comprises the medical and research staff of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. UI Stead Family Children's Hospital is one of the nation's top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions, and Iowa's only comprehensive children's hospital.
Division of Medical Genetics
The Division of Medical Genetics is committed to excellence in providing comprehensive services for children, adults and prenatal patients in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of genetic conditions. The Division's multidisciplinary team is comprised of board certified medical geneticists, a molecular genetic pathologist, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, nurses, and dietitians. Our clinics include: General Genetics Clinics, Metabolic Genetics Clinics, Connective Tissue Disorder Clinics, Neurofibromatosis Clinics and Outreach Genetics Clinics. Our medical genetics team collaborates with state and federal agencies, educators, researchers, support groups and others to provide the latest information and treatment options for Iowans and their families
With the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics – Division of Medical Genetics, perform case management and short-term follow up duties for the Iowa Newborn Screening Program (INSP) and affiliated state newborn screening programs. Duties include clinical, educational, administrative, liaison and research activities as well as data entry and tracking. This position requires the ability to travel.
Perform case management activities for Iowa or other state newborn screening programs which include: telephone, fax or email notification to primary care providers, birthing facilities, health care workers or parents for abnormal newborn screening results; communicate recommendations in accord with established protocols; assist primary care providers, facilities, and parents/guardians in obtaining a repeat screen and/or confirmatory testing; inform medical consultants of the results of the confirmatory testing to assess next steps; assist with the referral process to specialists, when necessary; work with the program's medical consultants to ascertain an outcome for cases.
Document information and outcomes in multiple databases. Perform data entry into databases (national or disorder specific). Gather, collate and review data, as assigned. Work with program staff to interpret data and make decisions in accord with established protocols.
Attend and participate in meetings, as assigned. These meetings could include staff meetings, case closure meetings, disorder specific meetings, state newborn screening advisory committee meetings, etc. Meetings could also include attendance at state, regional, national meetings or meetings related to grants obtained by the program. Travel would be required.
Participate in the development and review of protocols and other documents.
Assist with the development and implementation of educational programs for newborn screening stakeholders.
Provide education on newborn screening to stakeholders. The education could be provided via a webinar presentation or could require travel to provide face-to-face education when necessary (within Iowa or in the states that the Iowa Newborn Screening Program contracts with).
Participate in quality improvement projects, as assigned.
Assist Program Coordinator with development and implementation of screening for new disorders added to the newborn screening program, as assigned.
Assist with and/or prepare and present newborn screening related clinical and research projects such as abstracts, posters, journal articles, or presentations.
Maintain skills and competencies related to case management and short-term follow up duties.
Communicate expectations and provide support and resources that are in alignment with the vision and strategic planning of the University to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace.
Provide weekend call on weekends and holidays, as assigned. (e.g. approximately 1 in 5 depending on staffing)
Assist Program Coordinator with administrative tasks including using MS Word, Excel, etc.
Maintain patient rights and confidentiality and serve as a patient advocate.
Perform other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator or Medical Director (special projects or assignments).
*** Please note: Five (5) professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. ***
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.