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At the Greenwood Genetic Center, we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace composed of individuals from all walks of life who share our passion for providing the highest quality care.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Summary:

GGC software developers play a key role in advancing efforts to modernize the different aspects of delivering high quality patient care. This position will work across all GGC divisions implementing new digital processes & automating existing business processes. This will cover all aspects of software development including gathering user requirements, solution design, implementation, validation, release and maintenance.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  •  Enables automation of organizational workflow tasks.
  •  Creates user reports from existing databases.
  •  Develops digital process for data processing.
  • Enables integration of third party application to existing software applications.
  • Collects information on project specifications, performance requirements, and known capabilities and limitations.
  •  Designs applications and systems to meet the project requirements, collaborating with IT and existing staff as needed.
  • Trains, or provides training documentation to, users on new or modified applications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proficiency in one or more programming language is required
  • Thorough understanding of computing principles and procedures.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to write computer programs for various purposes.
  •  Ability to analyze and address needs of users.
  • Organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Information Technology or related field with and emphasis in programming is required.
  •  Experience with software development, database design and interface creation is essential.
  •  A minimum of one year of professional experience is desired
  • An understanding of healthcare processes is preferred, but not required for this position

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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Job Summary:

The primary role of the Genetic Assistant is to ensure that patients referred for a genetics evaluation and their families have access to the full array of genetic services offered by GGC. These services include clinical genetic evaluations, laboratory diagnostic services, genetic counseling services, and genetic educational information specific to the individual’s particular condition. The position will include assisting with referrals, scheduling, sample coordination, pre-charting and billing activities associated with all clinical visit types, especially eConsults and eVisits.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with referral sources as needed to provide information and easy access for genetic evaluations.
  • Collect, review and summarize pertinent medical, educational, psychological, and social records once a referral is received.
  • Communicate with patients and families to obtain past medical history, developmental history, and family history, to schedule eVisits and assist in the clinical evaluation, and to follow up on needed items associated with the clinical evaluations and laboratory testing.
  •  Communicate with insurance companies regarding pre-authorization for genetic tests, which may include assisting with drafting letters of medical necessity and letters for appeal.
  •  Prepare requisitions and package samples for laboratory testing.
  •  Locate and provide genetic educational materials and links to appropriate community resources for patients and families.
  • Participate in the eVisit process and coordinate communication between the patient/family and the provider.
  •  Pre-chart for clinical visits and eVisits and assist in follow-up of testing results, which may include drafting result notes.
  •  Help refine workflow processes associated with eConsults and eVisits.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficient and comfortable with virtual, on-line communication mediums.
  •  Experience with EPIC electronic medical record or willingness to learn.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

Education and Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in sociology, biology, genetics or other health-related field.
  • Professional work experience in a related field preferred.
  • Background in counseling or medical assistant is desired.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Prolonged periods of periods of standing and bending.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center is recruiting a registered nurse to join an active metabolic program serving the state of South Carolina. The Greenwood Genetic Center metabolic program includes two board certified clinical biochemical geneticists, three registered dietitians, a clinical psychologist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a genetic counselor, four metabolic clinic coordinators, a metabolic nurse, and a biochemical laboratory.

Job Summary: The Genetic Nurse will provide clinical direction for patient care in an ambulatory setting under the direction of the physician, advanced practice provider, or physician resident. They will also provide routine, standardized nursing care to patients and families as well as facilitate access to additional services to include laboratory diagnostic services, genetic counseling services, and genetic nutritional services specific to the individual’s particular condition.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  •  May direct the work of clinical and non-clinical direct patient care support personnel.
  • May assist in training newly hired clinical support employees.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  •  Provides nursing care for patients and families at risk for or affected by diseases with a genetic component.
  • Documents patient’s vital statistics and other encounter data into patient chart and ensures that all required records are in the chart.
  •  Obtains brief medical history and chief complaint from patients.
  •  Assists physician with examinations, procedures and other activities related to direct patient care.
  •  Arranges for patient appointments for diagnostic testing, consults, referrals and admissions to the hospital.
  • Prepares requisitions and samples for laboratory diagnostic testing.
  •  Provides injection and medication administration training.
  • Collects samples on adult and pediatric patients using proper procedure.
  •  Calls in prescriptions for patients according to physician order.
  •  Promotes positive health behaviors and self-care skills through patient education.
  • Prepares exam rooms with appropriate instruments, supplies and equipment. Cleans exam rooms between procedures and exams.
  •  Receives and returns clinically related telephone calls; screening and forwarding those requiring physician action.
  • Completes medical/physical history forms and other related information for insurance companies.
  •  Monitors and maintains stock of medical supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Locates and provides genetic educational materials and links to appropriate community resources for patients, families, and family support groups.
  • Prepares and submits prior authorizations for medications and genetic testing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patients and families.
  •  Ability to act as a patient advocate.
  •  Ability to work in a collegial and collaborative relationship with the healthcare team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.
  • Trained to adhere to complex protocols involving medications and therapies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Experience with EPIC electronic medical record or willingness to learn.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  •  Ability to work independently.
  • Experience with blood sample collection or a willingness to learn.
  •  BLS certification preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Registered nurse (RN) with appropriate state license in good standing by the SC Board of Nursing or compact licensure with multistate privileges.
  • Completion of an accredited Associates or Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing.
  • At least two years of experience in a clinical setting, genetics or pediatrics preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  •  Prolonged periods of periods of standing and bending.
  •  Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for an Instructor in the GGC’s 2022-2023 Outreach Education Program. This position will plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for the Genetic Education Center and the Mobile Science Program.

The primary responsibilities include preparation and delivery of instructional activities, preparation of laboratory materials and resources for educational activities that include the use of current laboratory technology. Responsibilities also include the maintenance of student and activity data for reporting purposes. The instructor will assist with oversight of Mobile Lab scheduling and on-campus tours. The ability to travel within South Carolina with monthly overnight assignments during the school year is required. Participation in special, outside events (STEM, STEAM fairs) is expected.

Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in Science with relevant teaching experience and knowledge of current technology are encouraged to apply. The qualified applicant must possess the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with students, teachers, school administrators and other employees.

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A Staff Scientist position in Functional Genomics is available in the highly collaborative Research Division at the Greenwood Genetic Center. This scientist will be responsible for the design and execution of functional studies on new genetic variants identified within the GGC patient population using cultured cells and zebrafish, and help meet the growing demand for functional testing of different variants of uncertain clinical significance that arise from genome sequencing and other diagnostic testing.

A Ph.D. degree in a biological science major, a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral experience, and a proven research track record in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology and/or molecular biology are required. Knowledge of mammalian cell culture, good communication skills, the ability to work independently and effectively troubleshoot experiments are necessary. Prior experience using zebrafish as a model system is a plus.

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Job Description:

This is a full-time faculty position in the Research Division at GGC, with primary responsibilities in independent research and functional analysis of genetic variants identified in our patient population. Outstanding opportunities exist for collaboration with basic, translational and clinical investigators. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our exciting, collaborative, and growing community of researchers, and a dedication to contribute to our values of diversity and openness. They will be expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, to obtain outside funding, and to participate actively in graduate and post-graduate teaching, training and mentorship. The specific areas of research interests we are seeking to recruit are: 1) transcriptional regulation; 2) RNA biology and human disorders involving RNA-related genes; 3) chromatin remodeling and epigenetics; 4) neurobiology and the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disorders.

Requirements:

Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular/Developmental Biology, or relevant biological field from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Experience in modern genetics, bioinformatics and molecular biology techniques
  • Must have demonstrated scholarly achievement with a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to obtain extramural funding
  • Experience or expertise with zebrafish as a model organism is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of a robust, externally-supported research program
  • Ability to perform functional studies on genetic variants within their area of expertise
  • Participate in professional organizations and in internal case conferences and committees
  • Advise trainees and provide career guidance
  • Support and foster interdisciplinary efforts between GGC divisions, and between the GGC and the Clemson Center for Human Genetics

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Job Summary:

The responsibilities of the position will include evaluating patients with genetic diseases and disorders, to include appropriate management of rare disorders,
genetic testing, risk assessment of individuals, and genetic counseling of family members. The position will involve the implementation and development
of e-consult and e-visit requests, including helping to identify workflow processes and best practices.

Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • May supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, genetic counselors, genetic assistants, physician assistants, dieticians, psychologists, and
    other clinical and non-clinical direct care support personnel.
  • May instruct genetic counseling students, medical students, residents, graduate students, or others in methods or procedures for diagnosis and management
    of genetic disorders.
  • May be required to educate and coach fellow Clinical Geneticists on e-consult and e-visit practices.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Gather data and evaluate medical histories of patients and their families.
  • Collect samples for diagnostic and research testing from patients and family members.
  • Review laboratory results and provide interpretation to patients and families.
  • Manage the collection of relevant data regarding patient histories.
  • Coordinate with genetic counselors to prescribe a plan of treatment for patients with genetic disorders and conditions.
  • Collaborate with other physicians, providers, lab directors and researchers to determine the specific genetic tests that need to be performed on a
    patient.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of research, methodology, processes, procedures and test results.
  • Document results of clinical trials and research studies in scientific journals and present findings at medical conferences.
  • Collaborate and participate in educational activities of the Center including journal club; attend educational conferences.
  • Read scientific literature relating to genetics to stay up-to-date on discoveries and developments in the field.
  • Work to improve existing techniques in genetic research and treatment of patients.
  • Strive to enhance and improve treatments for individuals with genetic diseases and disorders.
  • Develop and grow processes to evaluate patients via e-consults and e-visits.
  • Participate in on-call system with other clinical providers.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and procedures generally obtained from the completion of medical school.
  • Knowledge of genetics and data collection techniques.
  • Possession of a strong patient focus with the ability to communicate effectively in lay terms.
  • Ability to instruct and supervise junior staff and peers.
  • Proficient and comfortable with virtual, on-line communication mediums.

Education and Experience:

  • A Medical Doctorate and background in human/medical genetics required.
  • Qualified for licensure in South Carolina.
  • Board certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and/or Medical Biochemical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing or walking.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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