We are seeking a Genetics Counselor to join our Maternal Fetal Medicine Physician Practice.
Provides assessment, diagnosis and counseling when necessary.
Intervenes as a crisis counselor in situations requiring genetic counseling.
Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
(Prenatal): FT BC/BE Genetic Counselor for large prenatal diagnosis program at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Infants (14,000 + deliveries/year).
Position includes diverse patient population of prenatal and preconception patients, multidisciplinary care coordination, opportunity to participate in Ob/Gyn and Pediatric residency, staff and community education.
Join 3 prenatal counselors and 6 Perinatologists.
Collaborate with pediatric geneticist and genetic counselor(s) to service the world’s largest NICU. Experience preferred, but not required.
• Provides assessment, diagnosis and counseling when necessary. • Facilitates communication across the spectrum of prenatal and pediatric subspecialists and implements process improvement strategies that improve patient care. This may include instructing patients on the process and protocols for consultation with pediatric subspecialists. • Assists in the treatment of patients and families with known genetic disorders, and of patients at risk for the development of these disorders. • Intervenes as a crisis and bereavement counselor in situations requiring genetic counseling. • Advise and assist staff upon the appropriateness of patient referrals and requisite medical records. • Obtain and review medical records. • Dictate letters to referring providers and, as needed, to patients to ensure accurate and timely feedback regarding patient encounters • Disclose normal and abnormal results to patients and referring physicians as needed. • Analyze and interpret clinical/laboratory findings. • Mentor genetic counseling colleagues as needed.
Education/Training: Master’s degree Genetic Counseling required. Licensure/Certification Incumbent is expected to obtain Certified Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) or American Board of Genetic Counselors and move to 1938-Genetic Counselor, Certified. Failure to complete certification requirement within 18 months may result in the incumbent being removed from this position and having to apply for positions for which he/she may qualify, with no guarantee of job placement.
Orlando Health is a not-for-profit health care organization, a community-based network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region and home to one of the largest tertiary facilities and Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center, designated as a "Trauma Program of Excellence”. As a family of specialty and community hospitals, each has its own character, a natural extension of the spec...ialized services offered. It is our mission that unifies us – to offer superior service and provide quality healthcare to the people of Central Florida. Our 1,780-bed hospital system includes Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women, UF Cancer Center Orlando, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, South Seminole Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center; Teaching Hospital and Central Florida’s only Level One Trauma Center.