Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Pediatrics Chair Department
The genetic counselor (GC) within the acute care hospital setting works in collaboration with, and is an integral member of, a multidisciplinary health care team. The GC functions primarily by providing genetic counseling services to a diverse population of patients in metabolic, general genetics, genetic counseling and outreach clinics. Additional responsibilities include in-patient consults, clinical teaching of residents and fellows and lectures to professional and lay audiences. Participation in clinical research and patient support groups in strongly encouraged.
* Performs and documents in the medical record a complete family history for acute and complex chronically ill patients.
* Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques, relevant supporting diagnostic information and diagnostic procedures where indicated.
* Coordinates clinic coverage with Attending physician teams.
* Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team in making diagnoses of acute and complex chronic conditions.
* Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance and supervision.
* Communication and Collaboration
* Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team.
* Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care.
* Professional Practice
* Demonstrates Professional Practice behaviors including; Preceptor/mentoring, education and instruction of students, fellows, novice genetic counselors.
* Conducts lectures for other medical professionals and lay audiences.
* Seeks opportunities for active engagement in research and the analysis of evidenced based practice.
* Actively participates in faculty and unit meetings.
Allied health is among the fastest growing occupations in healthcare today. This area can be defined as credentialed professionals who perform supportive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings.
These areas are crucial to Vanderbilt Health's reputation for excellence in these areas that has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South.
Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the southeast choose Vanderbilt Health for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
Organizational Impact: Delivers projects/assignments that have a direct impact on goals/objectives of the unit/department that the job is in. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts extensive analysis of situations or data to resolve numerous, complex issues; may involve the input/work of others. Breadth of Knowledge: Has in-depth level of knowledge within a professional area and working knowledge of other areas. Team Interaction: May lead mid-sized projects; coaches and guides team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships. - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Service: - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches. - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges. - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Certified Genetic Counselor - American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Less than 1 year
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