The Genetic Counselor will provide genetic counseling services and support to patients referred to or seen in the Clinical and Metabolic Genetics Clinic. The GC acts as the primary case manager to assigned clinical and metabolic patients. The GC will support the providers in ordering genetic tests for assigned patients, along with related tasks such as working with the insurance specialist regarding benefits, writing letters of medical necessity, and arranging for specimen submission. The GC will provide support to the providers in researching abnormal lab results, initial notification to patients/families, and participation in genetic counseling regarding abnormal results. The GC will provide genetic information in response to requests from patients, families, referring providers, and others. The GC will work with providers, other clinical support staff, and front office staff with positive collaboration.
Master's level Genetic Counselor from a Board Certified Program.
Minimum of two years relevant experience in a pediatric setting, preferred.
Must exhibit strong counseling abilities; and competent clinical judgment skills; effective organizational/time management skills and appropriate communication skills.
Ability to work independently.
Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred.
Internal Number: 39880
About Cook Children's Medical Center
Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.