UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas and Fort Worth Locations
Full-Time, Day Shift
Take advantage of this opportunity to join the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas. The Simmons Cancer Center is at the forefront of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment – and we continue to develop programs of excellence. Join us to help reduce the impact of cancer today and to work to eliminate the threat of cancer in Dallas, North Texas and the nation.
Given this elite status, we are among the most advanced cancer centers in the world. Here, more than 200 dedicated professionals collaborate to advance the treatment and prevention of cancer through innovative therapies, leading-edge clinical trials and the latest technology. Due to our continued growth in our cancer genetics program, we are seeking Genetic Counselors for our Dallas and Ft. Worth locations to join the team of 13 certified genetic counselors and multiple genetic assistants/support staff.
Educates patients and families concerned about their conditions, possible risks of cancer and other diseases, and how to best manage problems.
Obtains and examines personal and family medical histories to determine likelihood of genetic problems; requests and reviews medical records; constructs family histories in computer drawn pedigree form; interprets data for genetic risks to patient and other family members.
Assists patients and families in reaching decisions about genetic disorders that do not conflict with their religious or ethical values; assists patients and/or their families to understand genetic predisposition disease, including options and limitations of prevention strategies; counsels patients on potential adverse effects of positive gene tests; discusses limitations of negative gene test(s).
Establishes patient referrals to appropriate individuals or clinics for genetic screening as required.
Arranges for appropriate genetic testing, including contacting laboratory, arranging sample collection, transporting of samples and receiving results.
Conducts research on various genetic disorder studies with complete responsibility for initiating, locating, contacting/recruiting and updating demographic and family medical history.
Prepares written summaries of encounters/studies with patients and family members; proofs and files research records and/or medical records as appropriate.
Reviews all cases encountered with principal investigator or physician.
Provides longitudinal follow-up with patients who have previously undergone testing; provides written summaries to patients as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from board accredited program in genetics
Certification or eligible for certification as Genetic Counselor by American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counseling
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.
UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers with more active Nobel Prize winners than any other medical school in the world. As a premier educational, clinical and research institution, UT Southwestern is home to more than 2,000 distinguished scientists, physicians and allied health professionals. Our University Hospital has achieved Magnet Recognition® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), joining only 7% of hospitals in the United States.
UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.