Genetic Counseling Assistant - UF Health Cancer Center

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Nov 17, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 514688
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession

Advertised: 16 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Clin Svc Representative I

Job Description:

As a Genetic Counseling Assistant in our Hereditary Cancers program, you will work closely with the program’s Genetic Counselors and other related health professionals in support of identifying individual patient’s risk for certain cancers. In the execution of your duties, you will assist in the administration of the program and will support the clinical activities involved in the genetic testing process.

In your new role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Assisting program Genetic Counselors and the Sr. Genetic Counseling Assistant in the administration of the Hereditary Cancers program, including patient screening, scheduling, managing patient records and data, and other support activities;

  • Administration of the program’s Progeny database, ensuring accurate and timely record of genetic testing results, family histories, and other patient information;

  • Working closely with Genetic Counselors and other programmatic staff, you will also support the genetic testing process, including preparing patient records for scheduled appointments, working with and through relevant labs to process samples, guiding patients through the process, and other tasks related to the management and processing of genetic material samples.

This is an entry-level position, ideal for candidates interested in exploring a career in genetic counseling, healthcare, and/or clinical research. Employees in these roles operate as part of our collaborative research enterprise and are fundamental to the progress of cancer research being conducted at the University of Florida. A complete job description will be provided to candidates selected for interview.

Advertised Salary:

$15.00 per hour.

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

As an ideal candidate you will have/be:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with an interest in the health awareness, genetics and/or counseling.

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Experience with Epic (or other electronic medical records systems) and/or Progeny (or other pedigree drawing applications).

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Desire to go the extra mile.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • List of References

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 pm (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


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