Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
University of Washington Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE/ 40 hours per week), day shift, GENETICS COUNSELING SUPERVISOR.
With delegated authority, provides clinical oversight to the Medical Genetics program within the UW Medicine Genetic Medicine Clinic and other UW Medicine clinic locations. In partnership with the Genetic Medicine Medical Director, supervises genetic counselors in professional genetic counseling services, conducts interviews and recommends selection of applicants, plans and conducts training, assigns and schedules work, acts upon leave requests, conducts annual performance evaluations and recommends corrective/disciplinary action. Directs the daily operation of genetic counseling clinic/program, and participates in clinical care activities, health sciences research, and/or participates in health sciences teaching activities, and strategic planning. As a member of health care team, provides professional genetic counseling services in the Genetic Medicine Clinic focusing on providing direct client/patient care, research and teaching. Initiates and implements quality improvements. Acts as the primary liaison to the UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program to organize student supervision, rotations and evaluations
Provides expert genetic counseling Elicits, compiles and documents inclusive medical family history using standardized nomenclature
Educates and counsels patients regarding their genetic risks/options in a culturally competent manner; explains disease signs and symptoms, etiology and probability of recurrence, prognosis, diagnostic methods/procedures, alternate courses of action and available options including reproductive options, implications for relatives; provides information on patient support networks and makes appropriate referrals.
Consistently offers/orders appropriate genetic tests, and relays results directly to patients and/or referring health professional.
Compassionately provides grief and crisis counseling: knowledgeable of resources within the medical center and community, including pastoral care.
Consistently demonstrates successful case management skills and prioritizes patient care based on acuity and urgency of patient needs, preferences, choices and available resources.
Accurately provides specialty consultation to UW Medicine health care staff, community physicians and other primary care providers.
Directs the daily operation of genetic counseling staff and services in the Genetic Medicine Clinic and other clinics, as requested With delegated authority, interviews and recommends selection of applicants, acts upon vacation and leave requests, conducts annual performance evaluations and recommends corrective/disciplinary action.
Trains and orients staff; conducts trainings, assigns and schedules work; plans and conducts in-service education for staff.
Tracks and assures completion of required trainings in UW Medicine Learned Management Systems for genetic counselors.
Plans and organizes activities of staff engaged in providing professional genetic counseling services to ensure compliance with protocols, clinical activities, and quality assurance.
With genetic counseling staff, identifies needs of genetic counseling program, delegating completion of necessary tasks, as appropriate: works with staff to assure timely completion.
Assist in developing and implementing computerized tracking systems of clinical patient data for the purpose of program monitoring, development and quality improvement.
Oversees and approves standard operating procedures for clinic use, including the preparation of forms (such as patient consent forms, family history, scheduling intake sheets, smart phrases, reporting letters, protocols for referral triaging and results release).
Participates in budget planning and preparation, and evaluates genetic counseling services through comparison of actual performance with budgeted and planned objectives.
Coordinates and participate in research activities related to patient services.
Acts as liaison to the UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program; provides oversight of trainee supervision, rotations, and evaluations.
Provides oversight of genetic counseling regulatory requirements for clinical practice
REQUIREMENTS A Master's Degree in genetics counseling or a related field from a program accredited by a national certification board for medical genetics personnel AND Two years of experience as a Genetics Counselor 2.
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