Title:  Genetics Counselor I

Division:  Molecular and Human Genetics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $61,913 - $90,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  2224
Job Purpose

Provides 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 Clinic-Baytown


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. Counseling is also provided for Fetal Center patients.

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 discuss 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, pediatric genetic residents, medical students, MFM fellows, and REI fellows on their prenatal genetic rotation.

Gives presentations and lectures on genetics-related topics.

Provides training and education about Genetic services to other teams.

Conducts clinical research.

Attends various conferences and meetings monthly.

Minimum Qualifications


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

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.