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Neuroscience Genetic Counselor at AdventHealth Orlando
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando:
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year
Work Hours/Shift: Full Time / Day
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork.
Collect and analyze family pedigree and patient histories regarding potential genetic diseases.
Perform genetic risk calculations and educate families about potential health risks.
Provide patients and their families with genetic testing and interpret the results.
Develop, plan and implement evidenced-base strategies that increase the quality of care for pediatric and adult patients and ensure compliance with all regulatory guidelines.
Support and assist with data collection for process and quality improvement.
Ensure the Administrator and Medical Directors are informed of pertinent topics and seek assistance and direction when confronted with unfamiliar procedures and techniques to ensure delivery of safe and effective patient care
Coordinate with the Nurse Navigator regarding patient education and additional healthcare needs.
Serve as an ongoing resource for patients and families; collaborate with other providers regarding attendance to the needs of the patients; assess patient learning style and health literacy to provide effective education
Communicate and collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to ensure high-quality patient care.
Maintain a professional relationship with all customers.
Complete assigned work comprehensively and in a timely manner
Track and monitor program progress/activity.
Provide monthly reporting to Administration e.g., volume of patients, referral data, genetic testing/results and source of payment for genetic testing.
Meet routinely (or as determined) with Medical Directors to review responsibilities, goals and program strategies from a clinical perspective.
Meet with Executive Director as needed for all non-clinical program components
Institute satisfaction surveys.
Pursue funding sources for underserved patients.
Develop working relationships to maximize program’s effectiveness and facilitate problem resolution across departmental, campus and physician/provider line.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Master’s of Science Degree in Genetic Counseling
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Prior experience in genetic counseling
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Computer skills such as Microsoft Work, Access, Excel and Outlook
Knowledge of navigating in an Electronic Medical Record (Athena, Cerner)
LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Board Eligible/Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics in Genetic Counseling
The Neuroscience Genetic Counselor will provide patients (adult and pediatric ages) and their families with data about the risks of genetically inherited conditions. The counselor will also offer education and counseling to patients and their families regarding the value, risk and benefit of genetic counseling. These patients will derive primarily from our Neuroscience outpatient programs to include but not limited to: Neuromuscular, Neuroimmunology, Movement Disorders, Memory Disorders and Headache. The Neuroscience Genetic Counselor will be working closely with the Neuroscience program Medical Directors to conduct outpatient visits, implement testing strategies, provide genetic counseling, discuss test results and assist in the coordination of necessary ancillary or consultative services. The Neuroscience Genetic Counselor also serves as a resource for patients, physicians and allied health professionals, serving in the role of educator and consultant to referred patients.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.