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Genetic Counseling Assistant

Job Number: 75626
Categories: Allied Health
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 370003 - HG-Adult Clinic and Residency
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Supports two Adult Genetics MDs. Collects family history, coordinates genetic testing, provides medical necessity justification to insurance companies for coverage. Prepare blood samples and paperwork for shipment; contacts research study and clinic patients to schedule follow-up appts or deliver normal test results; prepares pedigree drawing for MDs in drawing software. Maintains study subject data base for ongoing research projects.


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.

UTSouthwestern 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; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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