The Genetic Counselor will provide genetic counseling services and support to patients referred to or seen in the Clinical and Metabolic Genetics Clinic. The GC acts as the primary case manager to assigned clinical and metabolic patients. The GC will support the providers in ordering genetic tests for assigned patients, along with related tasks such as working with the insurance specialist regarding benefits, writing letters of medical necessity, and arranging for specimen submission. The GC will provide support to the providers in researching abnormal lab results, initial notification to patients/families, and participation in genetic counseling regarding abnormal results. The GC will provide genetic information in response to requests from patients, families, referring providers, and others. The GC will work with providers, other clinical support staff, and front office staff with positive collaboration.
Master’s level Genetic Counselor from a Board Certified Program
Minimum of two years relevant experience in a pediatric setting, preferred
Must exhibit strong counseling abilities; and competent clinical judgment skills; effective organizational/time management skills and appropriate communication skills
Ability to work independently
Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred
***This position may collaborate with the Maternal Fetal Medicine clinic
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 48369
About Cook Children's Health Care System
Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise—to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we're proud of our long and rich tradition of serving the community.
Our not-for-profit organization is comprised of eight companies, including our medical center, physician network, home health company, surgery centers, health plan, health services, and health foundation. With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child.
For nearly 100 years we've worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children's a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care. Cook Children's is honored to continually re...ceive recognition for our outstanding efforts and outcomes in pediatric health care.
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