The UCSF Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center provides multidisciplinary medical and supportive care to patients and their families with cardiac disease. The role of the genetic counselor is to work closely with the medical providers in the evaluation of patients and families at high risk for hereditary cardiovascular conditions. The position participates in both research and teaching objectives, and is required to track data and report outcomes accordingly. The position participates and may also be involved in grant-writing and performance improvement initiatives.
The Division of Cardiology is one of the largest clinical, research and training divisions of the Department of Medicine (DOM) at UCSF. Within the Division are sub-specialty sections for: Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Pulmonary Hypertension; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Echocardiography and Cardiac Imaging; General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; and Prevention.
The Division runs several clinical practices in multiple sites, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars through ACGME as well as non-ACGME training programs. In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with the Department of Medicine (DOM) and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs in the sections noted above, large clinical, Federal, and privately supported research programs and six faculty laboratories.
The Division has 51 full-time faculty, 4 non-faculty academics, 36 clinical fellows, 3 post-doctoral research fellows, 7 WOS faculty, 2 MSP physicians and 57 research support and administrative staff. The Division currently expends over $22 million per year in pursuit of its clinical, research, training, and service missions.
While the Division is primarily split between the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses, fellows have rotations at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
This position is located at both the Parnassus campus and Mission Bay campus. Classification of Genetic Counselor 1, 2, or 3 will be determined based upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role. This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 30-60 days and must be completed within first 90 days of employment.
Required Qualifications • Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics. • Masters Degree in clinical genetic counseling • Classification will be based on years of experience.
o GC1: New Grad, temporary license, not board certified. o GC2: Full license, board certified with less than 3 years of experience. o GC3: Minimum of 3 years of experience in the specialty area of genetic counseling with demonstrated proficiency and independence in that specialty
Cardiovascular genetics background preferred.
1-2 years of clinical experience preferred.
Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board ofMedical Genetics.
California Genetic Counseling license
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