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Manager, Genetic Counseling


Manager, Genetic Counseling has a comprehensive range of responsibilities focused on managing and overseeing genetic counseling programs, services, and education. This role involves a blend of clinical, administrative, educational, and managerial responsibilities, contributing to the delivery of high-quality genetic counseling services, education, and research.  

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed. 

  • Oversee clinical programs in the local and outlying areas, as well as the telemedicine program. 
  • Coordinate genetic counseling schedules and collaborate with clinicians and staff to optimize genetic counseling practices. 
  • Supervise the genetic counseling staff, providing guidance, support, and leadership. 
  • Develop policies and procedures for genetic services, ensuring compliance with best practices. 
  • Participate in educational programs for students, residents, fellows, clinicians, and the community. 
  • Develop, manage, and implement genetic counseling services. 
  • Review and update policies, procedures, and patient education materials related to genetics. 
  • Manage genetic counseling interactions during medical clinics, both onsite and via telemedicine. 
  • Meet with families in clinics to gather information about genetic risks. 
  • Provide follow-up documentation of genetic counseling recommendations. 
  • Deliver educational lectures through programs to both local and outlying communities served by the department.  
  • Provide education and support to students during their rotation, including supervision and feedback. 

Education and Experience

A master’s degree from a genetic counseling training program or its equivalent as determined by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling or its successor or an equivalent entity; or A doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics or the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists. Minimum of 5 years of professional genetic counseling experience, or equivalent.

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a Genetic Counselor in accordance with Chapter 483, Florida Statutes.


This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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