Provide genetic consultation to providers requesting genetic testing and, in some cases, may provide direct counseling and risk assessment services to inpatients.
Partner with expert providers to develop order sets, decision support tools, and build appropriate order guidance within the computerized provider ordering system.
Work with patients and staff who have diverse cultural backgrounds, diverse life experience, education levels, life styles and socioeconomic statuses.
Minimum - Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from a college or university program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or a Master’s degree in clinical or medical genetics prior to the establishment of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Work Experience: Preferred - Three (3) or more years of experience in clinical genetic counseling.
Licenses and Certifications: Minimum - Eligibility for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Preferred - Certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Ability to work autonomously and utilize organizational skills.
Ability to provide sensitive and accurate genetic counseling services to patients and families.
Ability to collaborate and coordinate patient care with other disciplines, including medical oncology and surgery.
Is accountable for delegated activities.
Prepare and present educational activities to patients, families, trainees, multidisciplinary groups within the UWHC, the local area and the national community.
Physical Requirements: Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Additional hours as needed to meet operational needs.
UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Internal Number: 180022i5
About UW Health
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,500 physicians and 16,500 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.