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 1. The Genetic Counselor 1 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.
Master’s Degree in a closely related field of study with at least one year of relevant experience. Certified in a relevant specialty. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.
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 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.