Genetic Counselor UT Southwestern Medical Center - Simmons Cancer Center Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
At UT Southwestern, our speciality is the health of Texas. We support health and a healthy society that enables people to reach their full potential. We are a nationally recognized academic medical center, home to health care professionals dedicated to education, compassion, and discovery made through research and innovation.
The Simmons Cancer Center is seeking Genetic Counselors to join the team of 14 certified genetic counselors and multiple genetic assistants/support staff. In this position you will:
Educate patients and families concerned about their conditions, possible risks of cancer and other diseases, and how to best manage problems
Obtain and examine personal and family medical histories to determine likelihood of genetic problems
Assist patients and families in reaching decisions about genetic disorders
Establish patient referrals to appropriate individuals or clinics for genetic screening as required
Arrange for appropriate genetic testing
Conduct research on various genetic disorder studies with complete responsibility for initiating, locating, contacting/recruiting, and updating demographic and family medical history
Prepare written summaries of encounters/studies with patients and family members; proof and file research records and/or medical records as appropriate
Review all cases encountered with principal investigator or physician.
Provide longitudinal follow-up with patients who have previously undergone testing; provide written summaries to patients as appropriate
Experience and Education Master’s degree from board accredited program in genetics, and certification or eligible for certification as Genetic Counselor by American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling.
About UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern consists of the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, more than 70 clinics, Harold C. Simons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, in addition to three degree conferring bodies - UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.
We are energized by what we can accomplish together. We are:
The only academic medical center in North Texas
Home to Nobel Prize-winning research and faculty
Magnet recognized, a distinction only 7% of hospitals nationwide receive
Ranked as the No.1 best hospital in the Dallas-Forth metroplex, second in Texas, and among the top 50 programs nationally in six clinical specialty areas by U.S. News & World Report
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.