The Division of Genetics seeks a full-time genetic counselor to join the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. This position has a competitive salary and full benefits package. The successful candidate will join a division that includes clinical and biochemical geneticists, a genetic nurse practitioner, pediatric genetic counselors, and a genetic counselor associate.
Through partnership with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and Baylor, The Children’s Hospital is the first and only freestanding 240-bed children's hospital in San Antonio and serves as a focal point for pediatric services throughout the community.
The genetic counselor will split their time with clinical duties in the pediatric genetics clinic and lab utilization management duties related to genetic testing. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Provide genetic counseling primarily for pediatric patients and occasional adult patients in outpatient and inpatient settings
Review, elicit, and interpret family, medical and psychosocial histories
Work closely with geneticists, nurses, dieticians, social workers and other genetic counselors to coordinate patient care
Participate in multidisciplinary clinics, departmental conferences, meetings, and student/resident teaching
Coordinate the genetic testing process with laboratory, physicians, and patients/families
Works collaboratively with lead lab genetic counselor and lab staff on tasks related to genetic test utilization management, development of genetic testing workflows, interpretation of genetic test results
Reports to Genetic Counselor Supervisor
As the nation's seventh-largest city with a population of over one million, San Antonio is known for its historical influence and blend of cultures. Located in south central Texas, San Antonio has 300+ days of sunny weather, mild winters, and an affordable cost of living. The city has much to offer with diverse employment opportunities for spouses, excellent public and private schools, and multiple attractions for children and adults.
Qualified candidates must have graduated from an ABGC accredited genetic counseling training program and be board certified or board eligible with the American Board of Genetic Counselors. Candidates should also possess excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and oral), strong organizational skills, critical thinking skills, and eagerness to work in a team setting. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:
Elizabeth Roeder, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Chief, Section of Genetics at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
Qualified candidates must have graduated from an ABGC accredited genetic counseling training program and be board certified or board eligible with the American Board of Genetic Counselors. Candidates should also possess excellent interpersonal communication skills (written and oral), strong organizational skills, critical thinking skills, and eagerness to work in a team setting.