The Division of Cardiology is seeking a Genetic Counselor to work primarily on inherited arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies, such as Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC). The Johns Hopkins ARVC Precision Medicine Center of Excellence is a combined clinical and research program that evaluates, diagnoses, manages, and conducts clinical, genomic, and genetic counseling research involving individuals and families with inherited arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies. This position is intended to be 75% research with 25% clinical involvement.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop and collaborate on research that will advance knowledge in fields of genetic counseling, cardiogenetics, and clinical care of ARVC / arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies.
Participate in and assist in managing a newly funded NHGRI randomized clinical trial of cardiovascular genetic counseling service delivery.
Work with the Principal Investigator, Research Director, and research team to maintain and expand the overall ARVC research registry. This includes data entry utilizing RedCap database, in addition to other databases as necessary.
Respond to research inquiries and coordinate appropriate data transfer agreements.
Work with research participants to obtain pertinent medical record and update research databases accordingly.
Participate in reporting results of research studies led by our team of physicians and genetic counselors. This may include assisting in manuscript preparation and data analysis.
Participate in Cardiology and Genetics education activities.
Respond to data query requests from research fellows and faculty members.
Manage IRB protocols including creating, submitting, continuing review, change in research in collaboration with the research coordinator and PI.
Obtain consent for various cardiology and/or genetics research protocols.
Participate in and develop the capacity to lead ARVC program participation in one or more multicenter research studies.
Opportunity to submit first-author research abstracts and potentially first-author manuscripts.
Maintain current certification and licensure (if/when required in Maryland) during duration of employment.
Establish and foster relationships with professional and patient support organizations.
Work with support organizations to enhance their programs and offerings for cardiogenetics patients.
Participate in professional committees and task forces both within and outside JHU.
Contribute to genetic counseling and cardiogenetics education by submitting proposals for education conferences.
Seeks to apply learning from training and job assignments and accepts constructive criticism in order to improve performance.
Develops and maintains positive working relationships with team members.
Presents oneself with self‐assurance and maintain a positive image.
Ensures the maintenance of patient and research participant confidentiality.
Performs miscellaneous related duties and special projects as assigned.
Participates in patient/family conferences.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Strong interest in research.
Experience in clinical or genomic research and/or prior manuscript publication a plus.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
ABGC Board eligibility required.
Certification required within one year of employment.
ABGC Board Certification preferred at time of hire.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Strong computer skills demonstrating proficiency with electronic medical records.
Ability to read and analyze genetic test results, as well as cardiology testing in conjunction with a physician lab results.
Strong analytic ability and attention to detail.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see and hear within normal parameters,
Ability to move about workspace.
Classified Title: Genetic Counselor Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $61,550 - $84,700 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Cardiology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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