Title:  Genetic Counselor I

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $63,151 to $90,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  14370


The Adult Genetics service with the Dept. of Molecular & 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

  • Provides genetic counseling services primarily to patients being evaluated for general adult and cancer-related indications.
  • Reviews medical records, obtain detailed medical and family histories, and construct pedigrees.
  • Provides education and counseling to patients about potential genetic etiologies, inheritance patterns, recurrence risks, and implications of genetic testing.
  • Develops genetic testing plan and coordinate testing.
  • Interprets genetic test results and disclose to patient.
  • Provides patients with appropriate screening and management recommendations.
  • Facilitates testing for at-risk family members (cascade screening).
  • Drafts and sends letters to patients and families to summarize the genetic counseling session and provide information about the genetic diagnosis.
  • Answers patient calls and assess need for services.
  • In some cases, refers clients to appropriate agencies and physicians.
  • Contributes to Adult Genetics curriculum and provide lectures to students and trainees.
  • Supervises and provides feedback to genetic counseling students.
  • Participates in adult case conference and molecular tumor board for interesting and complex cases.
  • Attends the Harris Health System Cancer Committee meetings.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Oncology service regarding somatic tumor testing.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Genetics clinic and Harris Health System Health Information Management.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Genetics clinic and the send out laboratories.

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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