As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Genetics Counselor (Precision Medicine), PART-TIME, to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
The purpose of this position is to improve precise and cost effective genetic testing for Nemours patients. As a member of the Genetic Testing Stewardship Program (GTSP) in Precision Medicine, the GC will provide information about genetic testing and its results to ordering clinicians. This GC will be a resource to clinicians within the Nemours system who seek to order genetic testing. The GC will facilitate genome-level testing (panels, exome/genome testing) across all specialties and will review genetic test requests for appropriateness to avoid duplicate, unnecessary or inappropriate testing. Review of the medical records may be necessary to assess the appropriateness of the test order. The GC may discuss appropriateness of testing or an alternative testing strategy with the ordering clinicians. The GC will monitor test utilization of in house providers and track recommendations, including potential cost savings and outcome data.
The GC will have direct patient contact to obtain informed consent and to return genetic testing results, as desired by the ordering clinician. If requested, the GC may participate fully in the clinical genetics evaluation and documentation of physical exam under the supervision of the clinical geneticist in outpatient and inpatient settings, in particular for patient in whom extensive genetic testing is desired. The GC will review orders for signed consent, according to Delaware/Florida law. The GC will track ordered testing and follow up on results return. The GC will review results, inform the clinician of results and their interpretation, document discussion and recommended follow up. The GC will interface with EMR system to flag critical results, for example drug incompatibilities, as appropriate.
Participate in the GTSP to manage utilization of testing by working with clinical staff to review test orders and help advise ordering providers.
Responsible for providing current and accurate information regarding genetic testing, informed consent, results interpretation, and recommendations.
Track requested orders and orders placed after review, including the cost or potential cost of the requested orders and orders placed after review.
Track test ordered and monitor results return. Review results and flag critical results within the EMR.
Follow up with clinician to guide disclosure of results and clear explanation of test results, recommendations.
Assure complete and accurate documentation related to genetic information and genetic counseling in the medical record.
Will work with other stake holders to further the GTSP and its role in Precision Medicine.
Maintain up to date knowledge regarding clinical genetics by attending educational and scientific conferences and participation in continuing education regularly. Provide educational lectures to local clinicians and students.
Participate in teaching and supervision of genetic counseling master program students.
Master's Degree required.
Minimum of five (5) + years experience required.
Board Certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling required.
Well-developed clinical research skills for case review and research of testing options.
Advanced knowledge of clinical genetic diagnostics and applications.
Critical assessment of testing options, including technical details, cost and turn-around times.
Efficient case management and medical documentation skills.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.