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Genetic Counseling Assistant - McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development

Job Number: 528901
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: McDermott Cntr Human Gwth Dev
Full/Part Time/PRN: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular







This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information




Salary Negotiable 


Experience and Education





Bachelor's degree in science or health related field.    




Job Duties



Enter patient data in Cancer Gene Connect Database.       
Coordinate and research all insurance coverage for genetic testing for patients.  Prepare letters of medical necessity with guidance from genetic counselor.     
Contact laboratories to determine status of all genetic tests that are ordered on a regular basis.      
Assist with clinic flow, including managing coordination of joint visits with genetic counselors and physicians.      
Contact laboratories to deternine all necessary steps of gene testing for specific genes.  Complete test requisition forms.      
Prepare blood samples for transportation to laboratories within and outside of UT Southwestern.  Escort patients to the laboratory.      
Contact patients with normal genetic results and complete all normal follow-up letters to patients and clinicians.      
Assist with data collection for research studies.       
Draw and update pedigrees in pedigree drawing software.       




**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • In partnership with two M.D. geneticists, candidate will assistant clinicians with patients with, or at risk for, Huntington's disease, cardiac conditions, Neuro-Genetics conditions, connective tissue disorders, and many other genetic diseases often first noted in adulthood.

  • The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary clinical setting and participate in cutting edge translational research; provide genetic counseling support for two physicians and LVN in a  clinical diagnostic setting.

  • Duties include contacting and research all insurance coverage for genetic testing for patients; draft letters of medical necessity for physicians signature; contact laboratories to determine status of genetic tests; assist with clinic flow including managing joint visits with physicians and genetic counselor; prepare blood samples for transportation to laboratories; draw and update pedigrees; assist with data collection for research studies

  • This is a part-time position working 19.60 hours a week.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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