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The Greenwood Genetic Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a full time Administrative Assistant in its Clinical Division with primary responsibilities for assisting the Curry Char in Genetic Therapeutics. The office of the Curry Chair in Genetic Therapeutics focuses on the development and delivery of treatments for genetic disorders.

Duties of the Administrative Assistant will include:

  • Learning organizational structure, personnel, culture and mission of the Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Learning the language, scope, potential and status of genetic therapies undertaken by the office
  • Management of the office schedule, communications and travel
  • Preparation of presentations, manuscripts and grant applications

Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills with knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words and the rules of composition and grammar. Familiarity with medical terminology or willingness to learn is essential. Position requires proficient computer skills with MS Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Adobe Photoshop experience would be extremely helpful.

Candidate must possess problem solving skills, excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Ability to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism is critical. Experience supporting senior level management will be advantageous. Epic Electronic Health Record experience would be beneficial.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center has an opening for a part-time bus driver for the Mobile Genetics Lab. The Mobile Genetics Lab, also known as the Gene Machine, is a 41 foot custom coach equipped as a mobile science laboratory. The Gene Machine allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing and explore careers in the life sciences. The successful candidate would travel with a team of Genetic Education Instructors.

The primary responsibilities include driving the Mobile Genetics Lab within South Carolina, completing forms and records related to Mobile Lab operations, functions and maintenance and working cooperatively with students, school system personnel, GGC employees and the general public. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of bus operations and equipment, motor vehicle laws and safety standards. Assignments will be rotated with one additional driver on the team.

Candidates must possess and maintain DOT medical certification and a valid South Carolina Commercial Driver’s License with an excellent driving record. Graduation from high school, with experience in bus or similar vehicle operation, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide knowledge, skills and abilities of demonstrated, substantive experience in the operation of large buses required. Ability to travel within South Carolina with some overnight assignments is required.

Additional Requirements: Ability to sit, drive and maneuver long-wheel-based vehicles for extended periods of time. Considerable ability to lend assistance to passengers with disabilities; ability to provide lifting/moving assistance to disabled persons (some wheelchair- bound) as they are boarding or deboarding the bus.

Schedule: Traveling approximately two weeks per month (4 days per week).  

Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest, current resume or work history with list of skills and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for an Instructor in the GGC’s 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 learning materials and resources for use in 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.

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.

Interested applicants should send letter of interest, current resume and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Laboratory Genetic Counselor. The position will be located in the Greenwood office of the Greenwood Genetic Center.

GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond.This is an opportunity to join our diagnostic team of 10 laboratory directors, 2 genetic counselors, as well as staff scientists, bioinformaticians and ABMG laboratory fellows with involvement supporting all three Diagnostic sections and teaching opportunities at a nationally and internationally acclaimed institution.

The Laboratory Genetic Counselor position will serve as liaison between the Greenwood Diagnostic Labs and referring providers including, client consultations and case review, collection of clinical information necessary to interpret results and variants, coordination of complex cases, and communication results to healthcare providers. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in test report writing, student training, and statewide genetic case review. The counselor will also assist in marketing efforts such as development of test-related content for printed materials and website as well as potential travel to conferences.

A Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling is required, and applicants must be Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be willing to travel within the state of South Carolina.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, copy of their resume and contact information for three references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay 


The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) is seeking an experienced Clinical Operations Manager to oversee and direct the daily administrative operations of the medical clinic. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Clinical Services to ensure the efficiency and stability of operations and the highest level of quality patient care across multiple clinic sites.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills with the ability to prioritize and delegate effectively and have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with cross functional team members. The candidate should have proven ability in the effective implementation of change management and in identifying new methodologies to improve functional effectiveness and efficiency. The selected candidate will possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to the Center’s mission along with excellent interpersonal skills.

A Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field or equivalent experience/combined education with at least 5 years of supervisory or management experience, preferably in a clinical practice setting is required. Candidate must have proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to learn and understand new applications; EPIC experience is a plus. Travel within South Carolina to GGC satellite offices will be required.
 
Applications consisting of a resume and accompanying cover letter detailing work experience should be sent to:
Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay

 

The Greenwood Genetic Center is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to the delivery of diagnostic testing and patient services in the field of Medical Genetics. We are searching for a Reimbursement Specialist whose primary focus will be to expand the breadth and scope of billing options for outside diagnostic referrals with an emphasis of achieving new strategies for third-party billing.

The candidate will collaborate with our Billing Coordinator, Administrative team and other Diagnostic faculty to develop a comprehensive plan which allows better access to services by enabling a more streamlined and user-friendly billing process. The ideal candidate will have a BS/BA degree with at least 8-10 years of management experience in professional fee revenue cycle operations. Experience in the field of Genetics is a plus. Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing medical billing.

Applications consisting of a resume and accompanying cover letter detailing work experience should be sent to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay

The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a Registered Dietitian 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, two registered dietitians, a clinical psychologist, a nurse practitioner, a genetic counselor, four metabolic clinic coordinators and a biochemical laboratory.

The candidate would be responsible for developing and monitoring medical nutrition therapy plans for patients with metabolic disorders in the upstate of South Carolina (Greenwood/Greenville, SC) and providing back up nutrition care for metabolic patients in other areas of the state.Additional duties may include providing nutritional support for research or special projects. Travel within the state of South Carolina is required. 

The ideal candidate for this position must have a Bachelor’s degree in human nutrition, food and human nutrition or food science/human nutrition, successfully completed an Internship in Dietetics by AND approved facility, and at least 5 years experience in pediatric clinical nutrition; however, a Master’s degree in public health nutrition, community nutrition, human nutrition, food science/human nutrition, or a related field and at least 2 years experience in pediatric clinical/metabolic nutrition is preferred. Candidate must be a registered dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Interested candidates can send their letter of interest detailing work experience, curriculum vitae and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org
Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay


The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Diagnostic Laboratory has an immediate opening for a Director-level position in our Biochemical Laboratory. The GGC Biochemical Laboratory provides diagnostic and screening tests for a variety of inherited metabolic disorders.

The successful candidate will join an established and growing division and will be fully involved in the clinical responsibilities of the laboratory including reporting results, quality management and assay development. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the South Carolina newborn screening program as well as educational/research activities.

ABMGG board-certification is strongly preferred; however, those with pending certification will be considered. Salary and professional title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications consisting of a CV and accompanying cover letter detailing work experience and professional interests should be sent to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; ATTN: Talitha Kay

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has an immediate opening for a full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Genetic Counselor. The position will be located in the Greenwood office of the Greenwood Genetic Center. This candidate would join a team of 3 clinical geneticists, a physician assistant and a clinical genetic counselor.

The Clinical Genetic Counselor position will primarily involve genetic education, assessment of risks and psychosocial status, immediate and ongoing support for families, discussion of testing options and coordination, visit preparation and documentation in an EHR system, interpretation of laboratory results and communication of findings. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in educational programs, student training, statewide genetic case review, development of new programs as well as revamping existing programs and research projects. The counselor will work with pediatric and adult patients in the general and metabolic clinics, but will also conduct some prenatal and cancer counseling.

A Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling is required, and applicants must be Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be willing to travel within the state of South Carolina.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references via Email or  Fax: 864-388-1062. ATTN: Talitha Kay, HR Generalist

The Greenwood Genetic Center has immediate opening for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Geneticists at the Assistant or Associate Level in our Columbia office.

The responsibilities of the position will include patient care (inpatient and outpatient consultations), collaboration with our diagnostic laboratories, and teaching of genetic counseling students, medical students, and residents. There will also be an opportunity to participate in clinical research at a nationally and internationally acclaimed institution. The GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond. For more information about Columbia,  South Carolina please visit https://www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/.
 

MD or MD/PhD candidates who are ABMG board-certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and qualified for licensure in the State of South Carolina are encouraged to apply. Board certification/eligibility in Pediatrics is also preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references to:

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 


The Greenwood Genetic Center has immediate opening for a Board Certified/Board Eligible Clinical Geneticists at the Assistant or Associate Level on our main campus in Greenwood.

The responsibilities of the position will include patient care (inpatient and outpatient consultations), collaboration with our diagnostic laboratories, and teaching of genetic counseling students, medical students, and residents. There will also be an opportunity to participate in clinical research at a nationally and internationally acclaimed institution. The GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond. For more information about Greenwood, South Carolina please visit http://www.visitgreenwoodsc.com/.

MD or MD/PhD candidates who are ABMG board-certified/eligible in Clinical Genetics and qualified for licensure in the State of South Carolina are encouraged to apply. Board certification/eligibility in Pediatrics is also preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references to:

 

E-mail: careers@ggc.org

Fax: (864) 388-1062; Attn: Talitha Kay

 


 


The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a fulltime Board Certified/Board Eligible Biochemical Geneticist at the Assistant or Associate Level. The position is located in the Columbia office of the Greenwood Genetic Center and will have an emphasis on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with inborn errors of metabolism requiring dietary treatment as well as enzyme replacement therapy. There will be the opportunity to participate in teaching and clinical research. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in the on call schedule for patients with biochemical disorders.

The responsibilities of the position include patient care (inpatient consultations, outpatient metabolic genetics clinic and newborn screen consultation); collaboration with GGC biochemical genetics laboratory; and teaching of genetic counselors, USC medical students and residents. The qualified candidate will be offered a faculty position with USC at rank commensurate with their qualifications. GGC provides a unique culture integrating clinical, diagnostic laboratory, education and research divisions into a dynamic and stimulating genetics team providing services across South Carolina and beyond.

MD or MD/PhD candidates who are ABMG board-certified/eligible in Clinical or Medical Biochemical Genetics and qualified for licensure in State of South Carolina are encouraged to apply. Board certification/eligibility in Pediatrics is also preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, CV, and list of professional references via Email  Neena Champaigne, MD

The Greenwood Genetic Center has an immediate opening for a full time Pediatric Neuropsychologist or Pediatric School Psychologist. Primary duties include the following:

Clinical Duties

Clinical responsibilities consist primarily of neuropsychological evaluations of children and occasionally adults with various inherited metabolic diseases that can potentially impact neurological, psychiatric, and developmental functioning. The evaluation also includes parent/caregiver education about the patient’s challenges and provides subsequent triage to a specialty treatment service or referral outside of the GGC. If needed, communication with the school is provided, primarily in the form of educational advocacy and translating test results to school-based services.

Diagnostic evaluations include a semi-structured interview, as well as administration, scoring and interpretation of questionnaires for the child, parents, and teacher (as needed). Neuropsychological and educational assessments are comprehensive and involve intake, neuropsychological and educational evaluation, feedback to family, initial and follow-up contact with school, and a detailed written report.

Additional Duties

Collaboration with Metabolic Treatment Program colleagues to generate clinically-based research to be presented at scientific meetings and submitted for peer-review publication will be ongoing. Attendance at monthly team meetings, as well as the multidisciplinary, center-wide case conferences is expected.

The position involves clinical services in Greenville and Greenwood, South Carolina. Therefore, applicants desiring to live near any of these GGC campus locations are welcomed. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package will be based on experience.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD degree from an APA - accredited program in clinical psychology, neuropsychology or a related field, and be licensed or license-eligible in the state of South Carolina. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated professional attitude with ability to interface with senior management, clinicians and staff will be needed. Travel throughout South Carolina will be required.

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