Health Program Coordinator

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Are you a Genetic Counselor? The Utah Department of Health and Human Services needs you to help with the Newborn Screening Program. This position will provide the needed expertise for reviewing and reporting biochemical and genetic screening results as well as providing genetic counseling to families. Additional duties include interpreting and communicating results as well as educating primary care providers and families regarding advanced diagnostic requirement’s and next steps for clinical care. Due to the nature of this position, compliance to the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy is required. Board eligible and board certified or genetic counselor is required. You will need to be able to work occasional weekend on-call hours.

Principal Duties

Have daily communication, exchange and follow-up with laboratory personnel, hospital personnel, pediatric clinics, sub-specialty clinics, regional and national metabolic or genetic screening organizations regarding newborn screening results.
Interface with hospitals, providers, families and the public including the Newborn Screening Laboratory, Metabolic Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic and other state agencies, regional and national metabolic or genetic screening organizations.
Track and coordinate specimen collection on all abnormal and
inconclusive results.
Coordinate diagnostic laboratory testing for newborns with abnormal
Interpret laboratory results.
Make specific recommendations to pediatric health care providers for appropriate follow-up of abnormal results.
Provide assistance and support to hospitals and clinics regarding proper newborn screening procedures.
The Ideal CandidateHas a masters in genetic counseling.
Has experience in a patient care setting.
Has excellent oral and written communication skills.
Has the ability to explain complex health information appropriately to various audiences.
Has a knowledge of pediatric, genetic, and public health.
Has strong computer skills.
Is responsive and timely in responses to various correspondence.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of helping individuals with disabilities you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Program, click here.


Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with occasional on-call weekend hours.
As a condition of employment, this position requires compliance with the Utah Department of Health Employee Immunization policy. Applicants may request a copy of the policy if called for an interview.
Physical Requirements:Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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