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Genetic Counselor

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Position Template

Position Template

Salary Competitive
Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in genetic counseling or an equivalent combination of education and experience and is certified or eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetics Counseling.

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Position Details

Position Information

Job Title Genetic Counselor
Work Location CTRC
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Number of hours per week 40
Is this position required to drive a UT vehicle? No
Job Description

The cancer Genetic Counselor will be part of a genetic counseling team, leading the Cancer Genetics Program at UT Health San Antonio and the CTRC. This individual will work closely with physicians as well as administration to further develop the growing cancer genetic program and provide excellent patient care within a multidisciplinary setting. The primary responsibility of this counselor will be educating patients and families about their conditions, possible risks of cancer and appropriate management. This will include obtaining and examining personal and family medical histories to assess risk of genetic disease, facilitate patient decision-making and provide appropriate referrals.

Preferred Qualifications

3-5 years of experience.

Combination of Relevant Education and Experience accepted No

Job Duties

Job Duty

Meet with patients and families to evaluate personal and family history and perform risk assessment to determine the likelihood of genetic contribution to disease.

Percentage Of Time 35
Job Duty

Educate patients and families concerned about their risk of cancer and related diseases as to their genetic risks and how to best manage their risks.

Percentage Of Time 30
Job Duty

Work with education team in teaching fellows about genetic risk assessment strategies.

Percentage Of Time 25
Job Duty

Participate in academic research initiatives.

Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty

Will also require attendance at various tumor boards at the CTRC. Other duties as assigned.

Percentage Of Time 5

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 20162698
Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment (open to UTHSCSA and non-UTHSCSA employees)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Security Sensitive Statement

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this career opportunity?
    • Website - UT Health Science Center
    • Indeed
    • Social media (i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
    • College/University
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • UT Health Science Center employee referral
    • Advertisement/External Publication
    • Other
  2. * Are you certified or eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetics Counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree in genetic counseling?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience as it relates to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Certification and Licenses
  4. Other