Genetic Counselor 2 (Dept. of Human Genetics)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-04-16
Req: R100039026
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

About This Position

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 genetic counseling, education, and psychological support for those with genetic disorders, birth defects, positive newborn screening results or who are at risk for a variety of inherited conditions.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides services in response to a wide variety of referral indications, such as pediatric and adult genetics, cancer, and preconception.
  • Provides outreach and education to healthcare professionals and the general population.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with community and disease organizations.
  • Develops educational and promotional materials.
  • Speaks at engagements in schools or community centers.
  • Updates web content for the clinic to ensure accuracy.
  • Interacts with and supervises genetic counseling students and other medical trainees.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of teaching strategies and content for trainees, healthcare providers, and members of the community.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, according to federal, local, and state guidelines and regulations.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) accredited training program or equivalent with at least two years of relevant experience. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. 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. Shows effort to improve genetic counseling skills and knowledge. 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 2 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

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ('the flu') season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller 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. Click here for additional information.

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