Newborn Screen Case Manager

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Healthcare

Job Reference #: 18000886

Classification Title: Clinical/Technical Specialist

Department: Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Pay Grade:

Percent of Time:100%

Staff Type:Professional & Scientific/ Merit

Type of Position: Regular


Division of Medical Genetics-Iowa Newborn Screening Program

The purpose of screening for metabolic and congenital disorders in the newborn period is to enable the early identification of, and intervention for, at-risk individual in order to prevent of lessen adverse health consequences such as intellectual and physical disability, serious illness, and death, with the overall objective of improving the quality of life for Iowans. The Iowa Department of Public Health works with State Hygienic Lab at The University of Iowa, the Stead Family Children’s Hospital of Iowa, and health care providers around the state to collect, test and follow-up for newborn screening.

Position overview

Within 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; communication 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 (nation or disorder-specific). Gather, collate and review data as assigned. Work with 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 obtain ed 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 state holders. 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 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 (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 project assignments)

Position Qualifications:

Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, public health or a related health field or a combination of education and related experience.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of one year of related experience providing clinical care or educational outreach as part of a health-related program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including relaying complicated medical information in a clear, concise and definitive manner to health care professionals.
  • Ability to travel to same day and/or to multiple day meetings
  • Previous experience and ability to work in a fast paced and time critical environment
  • Previous experience and ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and assessment skills
  • Demonstrated high attention to detail including strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word and Excel), computer applications and databases

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or licensure as a Registered Nurse or certification as a Genetic Counselor
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Experience in providing patient or health-related education with an emphasis on knowledge of adult learning theory to small and large groups of people
  • Demonstrated project management skills; including developing, planning and implementing initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with quality improvement projects and/or management
  • Master’s in Public Health

Successful candidates will be subject to criminal background check as well as credential/degree verification.


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 treatment and cures for childhood illnesses, and educating the next generation of pediatric healthcare 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.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Job ID: 65826

Posted 20 days ago

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