Genetic Counselor Instructor I

University of South Florida

Dept Number/Name: 0-6119-000 / Dept Of Pediatrics
College Division: USFHealth-College of Medicine
Salary Plan: Faculty
Job Code/Title: 9004 / Instructor I
Hiring Salary/Salary Range:
Position Number: 00056180
USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the USF Physician’s Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities. For information regarding the USF Health, please visit our website at
This position provides a unique opportunity to serve a wide variety of pediatric and adult patients in central and southwest Florida related to general, metabolic, and cardiogenetic indications. We are one of three designated centers for the State of Florida Newborn Screening Program and provide genetics services through the state funded Children’s Medical Services program. The services are provided at multiple sites in Tampa as well as via telemedicine. Primary clinical responsibilities include providing genetic counseling services for our patients following established practice guidelines, coordinating genetic testing, and communicating results to patients and referring clinicians. There is frequent interaction and communication with a wide variety of medical professionals, directly through clinical encounters and educational opportunities. Teaching opportunities are also available through our Genetic Counseling Master’s program at USF Health
Identifies, organizes, and summarizes pertinent medical and genetic information. Compiles complete family history, draw pedigree, assess risk of genetic or hereditary condition, and provide counseling to individuals and/or families. Performs literature search, access, and summarize information from genetic databases and reference materials. Assists in identifying differential diagnosis and determining patient management needs.
Coordinates ordering of specialized genetic tests and disclosure of results. Obtains informed consent for genetic testing, assess, and address possible ethical concerns. Discusses prognosis and management options with the patient and develop a management plan. Provides written documentation of clinic visit to referring providers. Identifies patients for and coordinate patient participation in appropriate research studies.
Provides on-call support for the Division of Genetics and Metabolism during rotations. Duties may include assistance with referral triage, support to the Newborn Screening program, and urgent patient follow-up. Support for in-patient consults and care coordination.
Provides specialty consultation to other health care professionals including community physicians and other primary care providers. Participates in the education of health care professionals, health sciences students, and the general community. Maintains appropriate documentation of all patient-related encounters in electronic records.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Responsible to a Chair or other appropriate higher-level administrator of a State university. Responsible for teaching, research, service, and related administrative activities.  Responsible for academic advising and related activities. May represent the university, college/school, or department.
Master’s degree from an Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling (ACGC) accredited program or anticipated graduation of program prior to hire.
Board Certification or eligibility in Genetic Counseling (ABMG, ABGC)
Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Instructor.
Functional Spanish language skills are preferred.
At least one (1) year experience of genetic counseling in a pediatric outpatient setting

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number:36490

Posting Date: 3/12/2024

Posting End Date: 5/12/2024

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The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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