Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is currently seeking a Genetic Counselor. The primary purpose of the Cancer Genetic Counselor (CGC) is to deliver genetic counseling for individuals with genetically caused and predisposed disorders or diagnosed with or at risk for cancers with hereditary genetic components. The Genetic Counselor functions as part of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, Ph.Ds. nurses and other allied health professionals. CGCs work in an interdisciplinary setting, with opportunity for participation in collaborative research efforts in both clinical and multiple community-based settings.
Post baccalaureate degree in genetic counseling or related field.
Minimum of 0-3 years’ experience in risk assessment and counseling for adult onset diseases.
All hires are required to obtain certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics within 18 months of eligibility.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Exhibits good listening, negotiation and collaboration skills.
Demonstrates ability to work with diverse individuals and community groups.
Displays professionalism, remains composed under stress, and takes responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.
Able to work independently and possesses organization/time management and prioritization skills.
Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and annual departmental competency checklist if applicable.
Basic computer skills including Microsoft office applications.
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English.
With 243 licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community. With advanced technology such as the DaVinci Robot, 3T MRIs and a new cardiac cath lab, our rapidly growing hospital is surging in both capability and capacity. In addition to leading emergency, ICU, surgical and imaging services, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offers patients diagnostic and therapeutic technologies normally found only in top academic medical centers. We are one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer a whole body 3 Tesla MRI as well as a 64-slice CT scanner.
Houston Methodist is committed to hiring all qualified individuals without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.