Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital is seeking a highly motivated, responsible, and organized individual to join the Immunogenetics Research Program as a Genetic Counselor I. The selected candidate will be responsible for organizing national expert panel activities and supporting the clinical genetics needs of the Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology Service and the Neurology Service. He/she will become a part of the larger Baylor/Texas Children’s Hospital genetic counseling community comprised of approximately 50 genetic counselors with expertise across a breadth of clinical and research specialties.
The Genetic Counselor will have a major role in direct project management and in patient care.
JOB DUTIES - Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator
Organizes and coordinates national genetic expert panel activities: o Works closely with biocurator(s) of genetic diseases and variants. o Tracks and documents national genetic expert panel accomplishments and summaries. o Coordinates expert panel conference calls and maintains patient database. o Organizes face-to-face meetings and travel to conferences.
Engages in patient care: o Reviews outpatient schedules for appropriate patient appointments and helps to send out follow-up reminders to families. o Utilizes genetic counseling expertise to optimize patient care: * Documents family history information. * Collects necessary records, such as previous genetic testing results and medical records. * Provides counseling regarding risk of occurrence or recurrence of a genetic condition within the family and psychosocial counseling and anticipatory guidance to families at risk for genetic conditions. o Aids inpatient and outpatient services with proper test selection, completion of requisition forms, and interpretation of results. o Writes clinic notes/school letters and letters of medical necessity to insurance companies for genetic tests. o Carries out administrative calls to patients, healthcare providers, third-party insurance companies, and genetic testing laboratories. o Tracks the status of insurance authorization and genetic testing. o Takes full responsibility for test resulting calls and medical records reviews. o Interacts with faculty, staff, and students to promote the goals and objectives of the Immunology, Allergy, and Retrovirology and Neurology Sections. o Helps to send out follow-up reminders to families
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Minimum Qualifications Education: • Required: Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling or related field. Experience: • No experience required Certifications: Board-Eligible or Board-Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC) by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).
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