Title:  Genetic Counselor I

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $61,913 - $90,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3111
Job Purpose

Provides genetic counseling services to patients for a wide variety of indications of genetic risks in pregnancy, as part of the Texas Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine department.
Clinic Locations: TCH Pavilion for Woman and Community TCH MFM Clinics (Methodist, Sugarland, Katy, Northwest, Woodlands). 

TCH/MFM-Telemedicine Clinic-Baytown

Job Duties
  • Counsels patients with indications of genetic risks in pregnancy or in preconception settings. Examples of indications can include teratogenic exposures, prenatal genetic screening and follow-up of abnormal screening results, family history of abnormalities or genetic conditions, and current pregnancies with fetal abnormalities. Counseling is also provided for Fetal Center patients.
  • Conducts preliminary research such as; family and patient medical histories, coordination of genetic testing, and review of patient referrals.
  • Provides short-term psychosocial support and counseling to patients.
  • Releases and discusses results of genetic testing with patients and providers.
  • Drafts and sends letter to patients summarizing the genetic counseling session. Letters are sent to the patient and referring physician.
  • Answers patient calls and assesses need for services.
  • Refers clients to appropriate agencies and physicians as needed.
  • Assists physicians in all aspects of clinic activity.  Other support as requested.
  • Acts as liaison between patients, physicians and other health care providers.
  • Supervises genetic counseling interns, pediatric genetic residents, medical students, MFM fellows, and REI fellows on their prenatal genetic rotation.
  • Gives presentations and lectures on genetics-related topics.
  • Provides training and education about genetic services to other teams.
  • Performs clinical research.
  • Attends various conferences and meetings monthly.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Genetics, Counseling or related field.
  • No experience 
  • Board-eligible or Board Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).





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