Title:  Genetic Counselor I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $61,913 - $80,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5947


The Cardiovascular Genetics service with the Department of Pediatric Cardiology is seeking a qualified candidate to provide genetic counseling services to patients and their families at Texas Children’s Hospital, a center which has been ranked #1 in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years. Join a growing team of physicians, advanced practice providers, and genetic counselors who are passionate about providing excellent comprehensive care to patients and families impacted by genetic cardiovascular disease.  The genetic counselor in this role will primarily staff clinics which provide care to patients with inherited arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies.

Job Duties

  • Provide genetic counseling services primarily to patients being evaluated for inherited arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies.
  • Review medical records, obtain detailed medical and family histories, and construct pedigrees.
  • Provide education and counseling to patients about potential genetic etiologies, inheritance patterns, recurrence risks, and implications of genetic testing.
  • Develop genetic testing plan and coordinate testing.
  • Interpret genetic testing results and disclose to family.
  • Provide families with appropriate screening and management recommendations.
  • Facilitate testing for at-risk family members (cascade screening).
  • Draft and send letters to patients and families to summarize the genetic counseling session and provide information about the genetic diagnosis.
  • Answer patient calls and assesses need for services.
  • Facilitate research consent and enrollment of patients into applicable registries and maintains research pedigrees.
  • In some cases, refer clients to appropriate agencies and physicians.
  • Contribute to Cardiovascular Genetics curriculum and provide lectures to students and trainees.
  • Supervise and provide feedback to genetic counseling students.
  • Participate in Cardiovascular Genetics case conference for interesting and complex cases.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Genetics, Counseling or related field.
  • Board-eligible or Board Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).





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