The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine's Department of Human Genetics has an exciting career opportunity for a Genetic Counselor 2. The Genetic Counselor 2 provides clinical care, contributes towards research, and/or supports clinical laboratory services by using intermediate genetic counseling skills and competencies. This job level demonstrates advanced level of clinical practice skills in the area of expertise, and works independently in clinical care, education, research or other related area.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Performs case preparation and follow-up independently, which may include obtaining medical records, performing literature review, making referrals, and other tasks.
Collects and evaluates patient medical and family history; performs genetic risk assessments independently, demonstrating expertise with risk assessment tools; provides clear risk information to patients and providers.
Anticipates possible testing, coordinates outside testing with ease, interprets genetic test results, and communicates results to families and healthcare professionals.
Provides psychosocial assessment and counseling, formulates and implements a case management plan, and identifies resources. Documents all patient encounters.
Master’s degree from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) accredited training program or equivalent. Certified by the American Board of Genetic counseling (ABGC) or the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). At least two years of relevant experience. Thorough knowledge of theories and principles of human genetics, as well as broad knowledge of genetic disease. Ability to tailor, translate and communicate complex information in a simple relevant way for a broad range of audiences. In depth knowledge of healthcare delivery. Maintains certification by attending at least one conference or educational event per calendar year. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Ability to recognize, analyze and solve a variety of problems. Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion. Exemplifies interest in current research by submitting at least one abstract for acceptance at an annual conference, presenting a new research article to the department or publishing a manuscript. Presents at least one lecture per year or a total of 3 lectures during time as a genetic counselor 1 to either professionals in the genetics community, students or the lay public. Attends at least one event, support group, or fundraiser for a community organization unrelated to conference attendance. Maintains active involvement in the education/supervision of genetic counseling, medical, and other students.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits plan to include medical, dental, and vision coverage for family; paid time off; retirement plan with matching contributions, tuition discount and tuition reimbursement.
Internal Number: R100034677
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