Title:  Prenatal 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 Summary

The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor) has an immediate openings for genetic counselors to provide prenatal genetic counseling to individuals at the Texas Children’s Prenatal and Reproductive Genetic Clinics.  Applicants must hold a master's degree from a Genetic Counseling Program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and be Board Certified/Board Eligible. Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.


In this position, you would join a dynamic team of prenatal genetic counselors and clinical geneticists who staff the Texas Children’s Fetal Center and Texas Children’s Prenatal and Reproductive Genetic Clinics.  These clinics are a joint effort between the Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics and Obstetrics and Gynecology, integrating delivery of high quality, state-of-the-art prenatal diagnostic services and offering a full range of coordinated genetic services for the diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and prevention of birth defects. http://women.texaschildrens.org/genetics/


This position provides significant opportunity for teaching and clinical supervision of medical students, graduate students, and genetic counseling students. Genetic counselors at Baylor are also actively involved in research, community outreach, continuing education and regional and national professional societies.

The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor is one of the leading genetic departments in the world as well as the largest clinical genetic program in the country.  Baylor offers unparalleled clinical treatment and counseling and a full range of diagnostic genetic testing through our Genetics Diagnostic Laboratories and our affiliations within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.


Baylor College of Medicine offers a competitive salary and generous continuing education benefits. Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and retirement plans.


Living in Houston
Houston boasts a highly active and supportive genetic counseling community which provides counselors new to the area with a variety of resources and connections on both the local and national level.  Houston has a tropical climate and is a leader in the arts, education, healthcare, and culinary cuisine. 

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). 

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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 required.
  • Board-eligible or Board Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.