Assistant/Associate Professor, Genetic Counselor (Associate Program Director, Ob/Gyn and Pediatrics) - Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences/Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor, Genetic Counselor (Associate Program Director, Ob/Gyn and Pediatrics) - Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences/Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230001JS

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time Genetic Counselor, non-tenure clinical track Assistant or Associate Professor position inthe Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. The Faculty will also serve as an Assistant Program Director for both the Ob/Gyn andPediatricsdepartment.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Obtains patient and family historical medical data and interprets data obtained to determine possibleproblem areas.

  • Assists patients in understanding genetic diseases or birth defects to provide professionalcounseling services.

  • Assesses patient needs as they relate to emotional stress, fear of test results, financial or transportationproblems, marital conflicts, or patient-physician conflicts to make proper referral recommendations.

  • Updates the medical records and keep team members appraised of patient problems.

  • Refers patients for tests or to other assistance such as a social worker.

  • Monitors information resulting from test results and agency referrals and reviews cases for further evaluationto assure continuity of patient care and education of patient family in the nature of disease/problem.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Current board certification or board eligibility by the American Board of Medical Genetics or American Board of Genetic Counselors.

  • Master's degree in human genetics and counseling or a related field.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.