Prenatal Genetic Counselor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
The Department of Molecular & Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has an immediate opening for a genetic counselor to provide prenatal genetic counseling to individuals at the Texas Children’s Prenatal & Reproductive Genetic Clinics. These clinics are located in the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area. Applicants must hold a master's degree from a Genetic Counseling Program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and be Board Certified/Board Eligible. Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Molecular & Human Genetics at BCM is one of the leading genetic departments in the world, offering unparalleled clinical treatment and counseling and a full range of diagnostic genetic testing through our Genetics Diagnostic Laboratories. As the largest clinical genetic program in the country, we offer a single resource for all genetic services and testing, thanks to our affiliations with other medical departments and hospitals within the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
This prenatal genetic counselor will join a supportive team of prenatal genetic counselors and clinical geneticists who staff the Texas Children’s Fetal Center and Texas Children’s Prenatal and Reproductive Genetic Clinics. These clinics are a joint effort between the Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics and Obstetrics & Gynecology. These two departments integrate the delivery of high quality, state-of-the-art prenatal diagnostic services and offer a full range of coordinated genetic services for the diagnosis, treatment, counseling, and prevention of birth defects. http://women.texaschildrens.org/genetics/
This position provides significant opportunity for teaching and clinical supervision of genetic counseling students, graduate students, and medical students. Genetic counselors at BCM are also actively involved in research, community outreach, continuing education and regional and national professional societies.
Baylor College of Medicine offers a competitive salary, dependent on expertise and experience, and generous continuing education benefits. Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as generous retirement plans are offered.
Houston boasts a highly active and supportive genetic counseling community which provides counselors new to the area with a variety of resources and connections on both the local and national level. Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States, is an international city that is a leader in the arts, education, healthcare, and has a top-rated culinary scene that is continuing to gain national attention. Located near the Gulf Coast, Houston’s lush, tropical climate boasts mild winters and 20,000 acres of parks, public green spaces and open water.
Applicants must hold a master's degree from a Genetic Counseling Program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and be Board Certified/Board Eligible. Entry level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply.