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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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The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Diagnostic Laboratory has an immediate opening for a fulltime Molecular Laboratory Technologist. The position will be located in the Greenwood GGC Diagnostic Laboratory and will work with a team of Molecular Directors and PhD faculty, laboratory technologists and support personnel.

The primary responsibilities of the Molecular Technologist may include using standard molecular techniques such as PCR, Sanger or Pyrosequencing, restriction enzyme digestion, fragment analysis, Southern blotting, multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), and Next Generation Sequencing (DNA/RNA) to analyze clinical diagnostic samples that are submitted for laboratory analysis. The technologist will follow standard operating procedures for sample handling, sample processing, test analyses, and recording of test results, and will adhere to the quality control policies of the laboratory. When appropriate, the technologist may be responsible for training of other technologists/fellows/students, and participate in the maintenance of laboratory equipment. The Molecular Technologist will report to the Molecular Supervisor and Molecular Lab Director(s).

Candidates who have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in science or related field are encouraged to apply. Next Generation Sequencing experience is preferred but not required.

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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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Job Summary:

The Reimbursement Specialist will be responsible for working with referring providers and/or patients to assist with preauthorization, billing, and reimbursement issues related to genetic testing, visits or consults provided by GGC.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May assist in training newly hired and established employees in areas related to insurance reimbursement, preauthorization, and collections.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily activities of preauthorization submissions, billing, and auditing of accounts to ensure accurate claims submissions and optimization of reimbursement from commercial/governmental payers, clients, and payers for services provided.
  •  Document eligibility, benefit, and authorization information in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Verify prior authorizations and/or pre-service requirements are met.
  • Proactively manage and maintain all outstanding authorization accounts to increase billing of clean claims.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to patients and develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
  •  Document all account activity and correspond to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Work as part of the accounts receivable operations to resolve open balances with payers.
  • Escalate payer issue trends for leadership consideration along with possible solutions.
  •  Exhibit a good understanding of genetic services provided, as well as fee practices, with the ability to recognize areas of possible difficulty and take appropriate steps.
  •  Assist in resolution efforts for payers assigned within the AR department.
  •  Communicate and work effectively with colleagues from all departments.
  • Support training of new and existing personnel specialists with tasks related to the preauthorization and reimbursement function.
  •  Consistently follow written and verbal communications and internal processes, as well as meet or exceed monthly quality and productivity standards.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  •  Self-motivated and self-directed with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with physicians, employees, patients, and customers.
  •  Excellent organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
  •  Proficient in working with computer to include familiarity with Microsoft Office products, Electronic Medical Records and electronic claims software.
  •  Strong customer service skills to include being comfortable discussing billing issues with both patients and insurance companies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with relevant experience in patient billing, preauthorization or insurance verification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid, HMO’s and PPO’s beneficial.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • 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 Assistant Director in our Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory. A primary focus of the laboratory is biomarker and enzymatic testing for lysosomal storage disorders; however, candidates with additional areas of interest and expertise will also be considered. ABMGG certification in Clinical Biochemical Genetics is required for this position. Significant experience with UPLC-MS/MS assay development & validation is desirable.

Additionally, the GGC Biochemical Genetics Laboratory provides follow-up testing for the South Carolina Newborn Screening program as well as long-term monitoring of treatment efficacy for patients affected with a metabolic disorder. The Biochemical Genetics Laboratory performs approximately 10,000 tests annually, including both routine diagnostic testing and enzyme & biomarker analysis for clinical trials. The Diagnostic Laboratory at GGC has Molecular and Cytogenetic sections with considerable capabilities that collaborate closely with the Biochemical laboratory. GGC also has a Research team that shares a number of interests related to lysosomal storage disorders and performs a variety of functional studies designed to complement and further inform results generated in the Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, laboratorians at GGC have significant engagement with our Clinical division and as such have daily interactions with our clinical teams located throughout South Carolina.

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Job Summary:

Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with training in medical genetics and psychosocial counseling. The position will involve utilizing professional knowledge to educate, advocate, and assist individuals and families in understanding the potential or confirmed diagnosis of a genetic condition. Responsibilities will include working as a team member with clinical and laboratory geneticists and other health care professionals, and acting as a case manager, patient advocate, and liaison throughout the evaluation and diagnostic process. Coordination and support of research activities may be needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • May direct the work of administrative employees and clinical support personnel.
  • May assist in training newly hired administrative and clinical support employees, other genetic counselors and advanced practice providers, as well as genetic counseling and medical students, and medical genetics residents/laboratory genetics fellows.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  •  Assess family and medical histories and counsel patients and/or families in cases of genetic disorders and birth defects.
  •  Discuss benefits and limitations of genetic testing options. Obtain consent from interested patients and/or families.
  •  Assist families in understanding genetic disorders in their families, probable course of the disorder, available management strategies, medical recommendations from the geneticist and recurrence risks.
  •  Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings.
  • Document findings from clinical evaluations and laboratory testing in electronic health record.
  •  Develop and present educational and related programs as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and support the execution of research protocols as needed.
  •  Work with pediatric and adult patients in an array of settings according to need. This will likely include metabolic genetics, general genetics, and hereditary cancer settings.
  • Perform associated administrative or clerical tasks, which may include special projects and correspondence.
  •  Additional patient, administrative and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  •  Ability to apply counseling methods and techniques.
  •  Ability to effectively communicate medical information, test results, diagnoses and/or proposed treatment in a manner easily understood by the patient/family.
  • Thorough knowledge of genetic information and testing, psychological aspects of genetic counseling, and birth defects.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies and other stressors.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software and EMR; Basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems

Education and Experience:

  •  A Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling is required, must be Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods 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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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 Summary:
The IT Support Specialist will work to provide technical assistance related to computer hardware and software as well as other technology tools and products, and to participate in the operation of the IT helpdesk supporting GGC staff members.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for users and resolve helpdesk tickets
  • Install new hardware and software and maintain existing components
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with user devices and peripheral equipment
  • Review manufacturers’ specifications on connections and methods to locate problems
  • Perform software installations and updates
  • Document new processes and essential procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts (routing, switching, VLANs, wireless)
  • Basic understanding of security and exploits (phishing, antivirus, malware)
  • Basic understanding of printers and print services
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office and 365
  • Good understanding of Active Directory
  • Good understanding of CAT5 and CAT6 wiring standards
  • Good understanding of computer hardware components and peripherals (hard drives, memory, power supplies, CPUs, video cards, PCI slots, system boards)
  • Strong knowledge of Windows operating systems
  • Strong knowledge of networking protocols and services (RDP, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SSH, Telnet, ICMP-ping-traceroute)
  • Strong understanding of safety as it relates to computer repair
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to share information in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel to satellite offices within South Carolina

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree required; or certifications [Network+, Security+] and two years of experience in the IT field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable with climbing a ladder
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Must be comfortable with standing for extended periods

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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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