Title:  Genetic Counselor I

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $63,151 to $90,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  7913


The Adult Genetics service with the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics is seeking a qualified candidate to provide genetic counseling services to patients and their families at the Baylor Medicine Genetics Clinic and at Smith Clinic within the Harris Health System, a healthcare system that provides quality, affordable healthcare for residents of Harris County, Texas. Join a growing team of physicians and genetic counselors who are passionate about providing excellent comprehensive care to patients and families who are referred to the genetics service.  Patients are seen in these clinics for general adult medical genetics and cancer-related indications.

Job Duties

• Provide genetic counseling services primarily to patients being evaluated for general adult and cancer-related indications.
• 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 test results and disclose to patient.
• Provide patients 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 assess need for services.
• In some cases, refer clients to appropriate agencies and physicians.
• Contribute to Adult Genetics curriculum and provide lectures to students and trainees.
• Supervise and provide feedback to genetic counseling students.
• Participate in adult case conference and molecular tumor board for interesting and complex cases.
• Attend the Harris Health System Cancer Committee meetings.
• Serve as a liaison to the Oncology service regarding somatic tumor testing.
• Serve as a liaison between the Genetics clinic and Harris Health System Health Information Management.
• Serve as a liaison between the Genetics clinic and the send out laboratories.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Genetics, Counseling or related field.
  • None 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.