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Clinical Genetics Counselor

at BaylorScott & White Health

Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Reference #: 18006361
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Job Description

The Clinical Genetic Counselor evaluates the medical history of the patient and family to assess risk of genetic disease in an adult patient population.  The Clinical Genetic Counselor will be part of building a streamlined genetics framework for cutting edge medical care and will have responsibility for the following tasks:

   Perform risk assessments to determine likelihood of genetic contribution to disease.

   Work with physicians to help integrate genetics into patient care.

   Stay current on information regarding specific genetic syndromes, available testing, and research opportunities.

   Assist in writing publications and recruiting patients for research.

   Provide a written summary regarding the risk assessment and results of genetic testing for the patient and referring physician.

   Provide education and counseling about genetic conditions, risks, recommended screenings, prevention options, inheritance patterns, and resources to patients. 

   Provide educational presentations to healthcare professionals and community groups regarding the role of genetics in health and disease.

 

The ideal Clinical Genetic Counselor candidate is someone who is able to maintain effective communication with patients, staff and physicians; and ensure appropriate protocols with procedures and customer satisfaction.

§  Location/Facility – Scott & White Memorial Hospital

For more information on the facility, please click our Locations link.

§  Specialty/Department/Practice – Genetic Counseling

§  Shift/Schedule – Day Shift

§  Benefits – Our competitive benefits package includes*:

ü  Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits

ü  401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%

ü  Tuition Reimbursement

ü  PTO accrual beginning Day 1

*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.

 

Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH)  is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States.  With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations.  Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!



Qualifications

§  Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited program, required

§  ABGC Certified; OR obtain certification within the first 2 years of employment