Scope of the Job Provide professional genetic counseling services in a specialized division of pediatric medical genetics in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Essential Functions The essential functions are the primary dimensions for performance review. 1.Assist Geneticist in obtaining personal & family medical histories, creating and analyzing pedigrees, and determining if genetic testing is appropriate.
2.Provide counseling to patient and family members by providing information and psychosocial support.
3.Discuss testing options and associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
4.Coordinate genetic testing send-outs, interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians.
5.Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories or diagnostic data.
6.Write detailed consultation reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts to patients or referring physicians.
7.Work with multidisciplinary staff to coordinate appointments, referrals, and collection of appropriate records.
8.May assist with the Newborn Screening program at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Geneticists for both metabolic and cystic fibrosis screens. Responsible for contacting families and their physicians with abnormal NBS results, arranging for diagnostic studies, and provide genetic counseling.
9.Provide inpatient consultations, interactions with attending physicians, patients, residents, medical students and other medical personnel.
10.Perform administrative duties as assigned by Division Chief.
Skills Knowledge of medical procedures and terminology; interpersonal / human relations skills; ability to implement and interpret policies and procedures; knowledge of regulatory agency standards (i.e. JCAHO, OSHA, HRS). Demonstrates clinical skill in the area of ambulatory care and/or particular specialization, basic management skills.
Experience At least two years of professional genetic counseling experience preferred.
Education and Certifications Master of Science in Genetic Counseling or a related field from a program accredited by a national certification board for medical genetics personnel, required at time of hire.
Internal Number: 14653
About University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc
University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. is a network of more than 60 primary and specialty care centers that offer first-rate care from the nearly 400 UF faculty physicians based in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The network includes two dozen primary care centers throughout Jacksonville, with additional locations in Baker, Clay and Nassau counties. In addition, specialty care outpatient centers at the UF Health Jacksonville hospital and throughout the region offer advanced diagnosis and treatment, unique services and second opinion services for even the most complex medical cases.