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Genetics Counselor

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Location
Dallas, TX
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Jul 24, 2017
Job ID
2504917
Position Overview:
We are seeking genetic counselors to assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. You will provide information and advice to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions.
 
Job Duties:
Genetic counselors typically do the following:
  • Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders and syndromes
  • Write detailed consultation reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts for patients or referring physicians
  • Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits, and limitations with patients and families
  • Interview patients to obtain comprehensive medical histories and document the findings
  • Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians
  • Counsel patients and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance regarding genetic risks and inherited conditions
  • Determine patient treatment plans by reviewing laboratory work, literature, and patient histories
  • Participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in genetics and genomics
 
Education
Require at least a master’s degree in genetic counseling or genetics; Ph.D preferred.
 
Licenses and Certifications
Must be certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
 
 

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