Title:  Genetic Counselor I

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $63,151 - $80,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8560


Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Immunology, Allergy and Retrovirology Service at Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join the Immunogenetics Research Program, as a Genetic Counselor I. The selected candidate will be responsible for organizing national expert panel activities and supporting the clinical genetics needs of the Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology Service and the Neurology Service.  The Genetic Counselor will have a major role in direct project management and in patient care.

Job Duties

  • Organize and coordinate national genetic expert panel activities.
    • Complete and maintain research compliance training.
    • Work closely with biocurator(s) of genetic diseases and variants.
    • Track and document national genetic expert panel accomplishments.
    • Coordinate expert panel conference calls.
    • Submit expert panel summaries to repositories and databases.
    •  Organize face-to-face meetings and travel to conferences.
  • Engage in patient care:
    • Review outpatient schedules for new patient appointments to assure appropriateness of visit and receipt of relevant medical records.
    • Obtain complete and detailed information from callers to the Allergy/Immunology and Neurology clinics for general genetics inquiries.
  • Utilize genetic counseling expertise to optimize patient care:
    • Document family history information.
    • Collect necessary records, such as previous genetic testing results, medical records, and HIPAA authorizations.
    • Provide counseling regarding risk of occurrence or recurrence of genetic condition within the family.
    • Offer psychosocial counseling and anticipatory guidance to families at risk of genetic conditions.
    • Aid inpatient consult service with proper test selection and interpretation of results.
    • Assist with coordination of inpatient and outpatient genetic testing.
    • Complete requisition and blood draw forms for genetic tests and readies them for use by families.
    • Write letters of medical necessity to insurance companies for genetic tests with proper test selection.
    • Carry out administrative calls to patients, healthcare providers, third-party insurance companies, and genetic testing laboratories.
    • Answer questions about the status of insurance authorization, status of genetic testing, and requests for clinic notes/school letters.
    • Take full responsibility for test resulting calls and medical records reviews.
    • Interact with faculty, staff, and students to promote the goals and objectives of the Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology and Neurology Sections.
    • Help send out follow-up reminders to families.
    • Maintain patient databases.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling.
  • 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.