The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center (MFM Center) is a Hospital-based clinic within University of Minnesota Health ( M Health), integrating four organizations: Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP), the University of Minnesota and HealthEast. We provide a full range of services in the delivery of quality, high-risk obstetrical care, detailed fetal ultrasound, fetal diagnosis and treatment, genetic counseling and support services.
Provide genetic counseling to women and families during the preconception and prenatal period.
MFM Genetic Counselor responsibilities include:
Obtain medical and family histories
Discuss with the patient which prenatal testing options are appropriate, facilitate decision making and provide informed consent for prenatal screening and invasive genetic testing including chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis
Interpret genetic testing results and report results to patient in a timely manner
Communicate how inherited diseases and conditions may affect the patient and their families
Provide supportive counseling to patients after results are received
Work with MFM team, including physicians, patient care coordinators, registered nurses, sonographers, and scheduling staff, to help coordinate care of pregnancy for fetuses with fetal anomalies and genetic conditions
Genetic counselors across the organization are involved in several specialty clinics including general genetics clinic, metabolic clinic, bone marrow transplant clinic, cystic fibrosis clinic, hearing loss clinic, neurofibromatosis clinic, disorders of sexual development clinic, among others. We also have genetic counseling staff involved in the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. This range in diversity provides new genetic counselors access to clinical expertise in many areas of genetics in one institution.
The clinics requiring genetic counseling are maternal fetal medicine, pediatric specialty clinics and oncology clinics. The selected candidate will work with the University of Minnesota/Fairview team of genetic counselors, physician specialists, medical geneticists, and laboratory personnel at University of Minnesota Health.
Coordinate patient activities for genetics department/clinics
Counsel patients and families seen at clinics.
Provide genetic counseling service for families for whom molecular methods of diagnosis can offer carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis
Develop and provide educational services to health professionals and community groups
Develop educational materials regarding genetic disease for health professionals and the lay public.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership ...with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.