Provide hereditary cancer risk assessment and consultation services. Provide patient education, counseling, coordinate testing, facilitate decision-making, and make referrals as necessary.
Provides genetic counseling to individuals identified with predisposing characteristics or at potentially elevated risk for developing cancer. Includes the ability to elicit and interpret individual and family medical and psychosocial histories, provide cancer risk assessment, communicate pertinent disease and risk information clearly, provide counseling regarding genetic testing including the results. Work within structure of cross-functional supportive care team to provide whole-person cancer care. Discuss results of diagnostic tests with SWAT team to determine direction of counseling plans. Assists patients and families in reaching decisions about genetic disorders that respect religious or ethical values; assists patients and/or their families to understand genetic predisposition disease, including options and limitations of prevention strategies. Counsels patients on potential adverse effects of positive gene test; discusses limitations of negative gene tests. Provides follow-up including arranging consultations with other specialists, computerized risk assessment modeling, completing consultation reports, obtaining outside medical records or specimens, working with financial counselor to facilitate authorization for patients' insurance coverage for genetic testing, communication with patients and family. Facilitates the identification of high risk patients for genetic counseling and clinical research protocols. Assists with clinical studies, with developing educational materials, reviewing patient charts, contacting family members, and conducting public and professional presentations. Participates in design, writing or editing of research protocols. Initiates new research projects in consultation with a faculty member and works with the multidisciplinary team to implement these projects.
Other related functions as assigned.
Master's degree in genetic counseling or a related field and 1-2 years of clinical experience. Eligible to apply for active candidate status for the American Board of Genetic Counseling ABGC certification exam. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Bilingual in English and Spanish. Certified Genetic Counselor. Oncology experience. Research experience is a plus.
Internal Number: 1150UG
About Dell Medical School
The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture.