Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease (SCICD)
This is an exceptional opportunity for a genetic counselor interested in leading a strong team of specialized genetic counselors housed within a cutting-edge multidisciplinary subspecialty clinic at a leading academic medical center. Experience in cardiology is not required.
The Lead Genetic Counselor provides administrative and strategic leadership for a large genetic counseling team embedded within cardiology at Stanford Health Care. This includes mentorship, training, guidance, advocacy, and recruitment. The Lead Genetic Counselor shepherds ongoing program development and evolution of the genetic counseling service to ensure quality care, with genetic counselors practicing at the top of their scope. In collaboration with hospital management and physician leadership, the Lead Genetic Counselor also helps guide broad clinical operations and strategy for our multidisciplinary center.
SCICD has an exceptional team of 10 genetic counselors specialized in cardiology who are all experts in their disease areas and active contributors to the center. Our genetic counselors are well supported by a group of excellent MD-scientists and advanced practice nurses specialized in inherited cardiovascular diseases, most of whom are leaders in the field. We pride ourselves on a very genetic counselor-friendly culture where colleagues feel like family and genetic counselors are respected, valued, and given the autonomy, opportunities, and support to thrive and pursue their interests.
While the core of this role is leadership, it also involves clinical care. The Lead Genetic Counselor will provide specialized genetic counseling services in cardiology working both independently and in collaborative multidisciplinary clinics. Prior experience in cardiology not required.
We believe in crafting the right mix of professional opportunities for the right person. Depending on a candidate’s interest there is potential for involvement as an investigator in our robust research program that includes basic science, genomics, genetic counseling research, drug trials, and more. There’s also the possibility for varying levels of involvement in the strong and growing Stanford genetic counseling training program.
About Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
The Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular is one of the largest and leading multidisciplinary centers for cardiovascular genetics. We provide cutting edge, compassionate, and team-based care for families with inherited cardiovascular disease. This includes specialized genetic counseling, that is embedded within cardiac care. We have a strong and vibrant genetic counseling team that is valued and well-supported by physician-scientists and advanced practice nurses as well as coordinators and volunteers. Our center has basic and translational research programs and we work closely with the Stanford Genetic Counseling Training Program.