Genetic Counselor Assistant
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: Internal Medicine
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
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.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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