Coordinates specialized genetic counseling services for identified patient populations, trains students and staff and facilitates research projects. Designs, develops, implements and supervises patient/family genetic counseling programs. Initiates, develops, and recommends changes to policies, procedures, and patient care activities in the program specific area of human/clinical genetics. Interviews patients, relatives and others to obtain data on personal medical and family history. Analyzes and interprets information about the genetic disorder and inheritance patterns to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Counsels patients and families by explaining aspects of the disease, current state of knowledge, and potential diagnostic techniques. Analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree.
Masters degree in genetic counseling or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least two years of experience preferred.
Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
Certified or eligible as a Genetic Counselor by the American Board of Genetics Counseling.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.