Title:  Genetic Counselor I

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $63,151 - $90,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12886


The individual filling this position will primarily provide clinical genetic counseling services to patients for a wide variety of preconception and prenatal indications.  The approved candidate will provide clinical 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 Clinics-Baytown and Lufkin and will be a mixture of tele-genetic and in person counseling. 

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. Opportunities to provide counseling for additional indications will also be available, if desired.   
  • 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, genetics residents, medical students, MFM fellows, and REI fellows on their genetics 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.
  • Takes part in the training of genetic counseling students through the BCM genetic counseling training program.  

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).



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