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Genetic Counselor 1

The Department of Neurology has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Genetic Counselor 1 to work at UHealth. 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. 
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with community and disease organizations.
  • Develops educational and promotional materials.
  • Interacts with and supervises genetic counseling students and other medical trainees.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, according to federal, local, and state guidelines and regulations.
  • Assist with drafting and editing relevant sections of study protocols, informed consent documents and other study materials (e.g. informational brochures)
  • Recruit and enroll study participants, coordinate study visits, and assist with collection of study data
  • Provide counseling for research participants who may undergo genetic testing
  • Assist with the interpretation of variants from next generation sequencing (on a research basis)
  • Participate in patient/community outreach activities to help promote and sustain the research program
  • Provide genetic counseling, education and psychological support for those with genetic neuromuscular disorders, or who may be at risk for such disorders.
  • Work in partnership with the neurologist and allied health professionals within the context of multi-disciplinary specialty clinics (e.g. Muscular Dystrophy Association, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, ALS), to manage care for patients with genetic neuromuscular disorders
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                        

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
  • Certifications in relevant specialty or field
  • 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.