Title:  Genetics Counselor I

Division:  Pathology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  1861
Job Purpose

Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital and its Department of Pathology and Division of Genomic Medicine aim to ensure that the most appropriate, cost-effective testing is ordered for all patients.

The primary responsibility of the Genetic Counselor will be to evaluate genetic and genomic test orders working in close collaboration with pathologists, clinicians and genetic counselors in other institutional departments. This evaluation will involve performing patient chart reviews, assessing the clinical necessity of the test, consulting with other genetic counselors or genetic counseling services, reviewing prior-authorization from payers, selecting the most appropriate test and testing laboratory for the patient, and conveying this information to the clinicians. Additional responsibilities will include assisting the Department with the development of disease and gene-specific testing recommendations including selection of preferred testing laboratories for different indications, as well as assisting physician providers with interpretation of genetic and genomic test results.

Job Responsibilities

•        Choosing the best test methodology and testing laboratory

•        Choosing the best person in the family to test

•        Facilitate the selection of the optimal test

•        Ensuring that insurance prior authorization is in place

•        Assisting providers with test results interpretation

•        Working closely with laboratorians in genomic medicine and laboratory medicine divisions

•        Working closely with other genetic counselors and genetic counseling services

Minimum Qualifications


  • Required: Master's degree in Genetics, Counseling or related field.


  • None required.


  • Required: Board-eligible or Board Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
Preferred Qualifications


  • Preferred: Some experience in genetic counseling.
  • Preferred: Some knowledge of payor policies





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.