University of Florida Health Aortic Disease Center
July 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Florida is seeking a genetic counselor who will provide genetic counseling services in a busy academic clinical cardiovascular setting that includes patients with familial aortic diseases, Marfan syndrome, and other related disorders. This position will report to the director of the UF Health Aortic Disease Center and will work in collaboration with a team of physicians and researchers in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, cardiology, and vascular surgery. This position will be responsible for managing genetic counseling interactions during medical clinic visits, coordinating genetic testing and follow-up visits, providing test results to patients, obtaining/reviewing medical records, and conducting outreach to patient, families and stakeholders. The position will be instrumental in designing and implementing systems to collect, maintain, and analyze operational data.
Duties include, but not limited to:
Managing genetic counseling interactions and providing genetic counseling services to include: (1) meet with individual/family and gather information about genetic risks; (2) educate the individual/family about the genetics of aortic disease and/or connective tissue disorders as well as the benefits, risks and limitations of genetic testing; (3) perform risk assessments and discuss these risks with the patient; (4) carry out the informed consent process as outlined by UF Health; (5) arrange any appropriate genetic testing; (6) meet with those families pursuing a second time to discuss results and provide health management information support and counseling; (7) generate summaries to be mailed to the patient and their referring physician.
Implement case management plan in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team and patient/family.
Write detailed consultation reports conveying complex genetic concepts to patients and referring physicians and appropriately document all other patient encounters.
Make appropriate referrals to social service agencies and other applicable support groups.
Work with divisional staff to coordinate appointments, referrals and collection of appropriate records.
Oversee the overall activities of the clinical genetics program as it relates to the provision of genetics counseling.
Participate in the development of operating goals and objectives for the center by recommending, implementing, and administering methods and procedures to enhance the operations as appropriate to the center.
Design and implement systems to collect, maintain, and analyze operational data.
Participate in data analysis and manuscript preparation with the opportunity to co-author journal publications and to present results at national meetings.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in genetic counseling or a related field from a program accredited by a national certification board for medical genetics personnel, and one year of professional genetic counseling experience, or equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in human genetics and genetic counseling with board eligibility/certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, and one year of professional experience, or equivalent. Excellent written and verbal communications, ability to work independently, experience in cardiovascular clinical genetics, and working knowledge of database software and basic statistical analysis.
Internal Number: 507854
About University of Florida Health Aortic Disease Center
Our mission at the University of Florida Health Aortic Disease Center is to deliver high-quality, patient-centered aortic care resulting in outstanding patient outcomes. We provide each and every patient a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care. Using the latest technologies and innovative therapies, we are able to diagnose and treat even the most complex aortic diseases.
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in six adult medical specialties in the 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. hospitals. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as one of the best hospitals in Florida. In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six specialties, UF Health Shands Hospital also was listed as “high performing” in nine specialties, including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics, heart failure, hip & knee replacements, abdominal aortic aneurysmal repair, and lung cancer surgery.
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