Title:  Instructor (Genetic Counseling - Fetal Medicine)

Division:  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Work Location:  San Antonio, TX
Requisition ID:  5391


The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeking a qualified candidate to provide preconceptional and prenatal genetic counseling services to patients and their families at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) and other CHRISTUS affiliated hospitals.


Direct Reports: Does not directly supervise other Associates

Reports to: Maternal-Fetal Medicine: supervised by the Director of Prenatal Genetic Counseling Services, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, with oversight by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician

Job Duties

Responsibilities (are included but not limited to)

  • Reviews, elicits, interprets and documents family, medical and psychosocial histories and provides medical documentation to the referring provider and patient where needed.
  • Assess individuals' and their relatives' chances of having or potentially having a genetic contribution to disease based on their medical and family history, test results and other pertinent information to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
  • Provide education and counseling to patients and families about natural history, recommended screening options, prevention options, inheritance pattern, and resources of a specific genetic disease or condition.
  • Use a range of genetic counseling skills and models to facilitate informed decision-making and adaptation to genetic risks or conditions.
  • Provides consultative perspective on relevant genetic conditions and genetic tests.
  • Identify, assess, facilitate, and coordinate the genetic testing process with laboratory, providers, and patients/families.
  • Provides pre-test and post-test counseling to patient/family and discloses genetic test results or screening results to patients/families.
  • Provides preconception, pregnancy loss, grief, and crisis counseling from a genetics perspective.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary clinics, departmental conferences and meetings in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, business organizations and the community. 
  • Performs educational presentations to healthcare professionals and community groups the role of genetics in health and disease.
  • Mentors students, residents, fellows, program trainees and observers in relation to genetic counseling services within the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division.
  • Maintains continuing education units to stay current on genetics information.
  • Assist in writing research protocols, applying for grants, implementing research protocols, recruiting and consenting patients for research, collecting data, and writing and reviewing publications.
  • Initiates, develops, and recommends changes to policies, procedures, and patient care activities in the program specific area of maternal-fetal medicine.
  • Ability to work at multiple geographical sites within the CHRISTUS Health System.
  • Ability to perform genetic counseling consultations via telemedicine services within the CHRISTUS Health Care System.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/ Skills: Masters degree in genetic counseling from a program accredited or in probationary status by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)
  • Experience: Willing to accept new graduates
  • Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications: Board certified or board eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetics Counseling





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