The primary purpose of the Genetic Counselor position is the delivery genetic counseling services for individuals with genetically caused and predisposed disorders or diagnosed with or at risk for cancers with hereditary genetic components. The Genetic Counselor functions as part of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, Ph.D.s, nurses and other allied health personnel. Counselors work in an interdisciplinary setting, with opportunity for participation in collaborative research efforts in both clinical and community-based settings.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Post-baccalaureate degree in genetic counseling or related field.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 0-3 years experience in risk assessment and counseling for adult onset diseases.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED All hires are required to obtain certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics within 18 months of eligibility
Internal Number: 36098
About Houston Methodist Hospital
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.