Provide pre-conceptional and prenatal genetic counseling services to patients and their families at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) and other CHRISTUS affiliated hospitals.
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 regarding 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.
Masters degree in genetic counseling from a program accredited or in probationary status by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)
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
Internal Number: 001
About Baylor College of Medicine / Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Through partnership with CHRISTUS Health System and Baylor College of Medicine, The Children’s Hospital is the first and only freestanding, academic, not-for-profit children's hospital in San Antonio and serves as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community.