Why You'll Love this Job
Retina Consultants of Texas (RCTX) is seeking an individual to join our World Renowned Retina Practice.
The Genetic Counselor will independently provide genetic counseling and referral services for patients of all age groups who have or are at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects related to inherited retinal diseases. The counselor will act as a consultant to health care providers, specifically retina specialists, regarding highly specialized genetic information pertinent to the management of their patients. This role will also administer state, regional, and local programs that provide genetic services to patients.
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RCTX offers the following competitive benefits for full-time eligible employees after the introductory period:
- Medical Insurance Plans
- Vision Insurance Plan
- Dental Insurance Plan
- 401K Contribution
- Life Insurance
- PTO and Holiday Pay
- Employee Assistance Program
- Rewards and Recognition Program
- Certification Opportunities
RCTX is one of the largest and most respected retina-only ophthalmology practices in the United States, dedicated to preserving vision for patients throughout the state. RCTX has three certified research centers and is one of the leading sites for retinal research in the country. All Retina Consultants of Texas physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specialize exclusively in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula. In addition, RCTX has both uveitis and ocular oncology specialty divisions, which focus on inflammation and cancer treatments of the eye. Our surgeons have studied at some of the most renowned institutions in the nation and all have graduated at the top of their classes.
RCTX follows all CDC and local authority protocols to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients, providers, employees and communities.
RCTX is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity.
- Provides genetic counseling services for all areas of medical genetics including pediatric, adult, and clinical trial referrals in the area of inherited retinal diseases and ophthalmic genetics
- Works closely alongside inherited retinal disease specialists
- Provides assistance in the area of clinical research of ophthalmic genetics inherited retinal diseases by way of clinical trials.
- Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost.
- Provides crisis intervention and psychosocial counseling regarding genetic conditions.
- Makes referrals for ongoing care and support.
- Provides case management for complex genetics cases, including coordinating medical recommendations and management plans, testing, and ongoing counseling.
- Develops, implements, and coordinates a wide variety of genetic programs (e.g., prenatal diagnosis, GDSP Screening Program, carrier screening, and specialty clinics) at the local or regional level.
- Follows guidelines mandated by the State of Texas.
- Produces culturally sensitive and age-appropriate patient and health professional education materials, and participates in community education programs.
- Develops and presents in-service education to physicians and other health care providers regarding genetic services and current medical genetics topics.
- Maintains local and regional statistics, survey trends, and adjusts protocols to ensure appropriate patient referral and care.
- Maintains current knowledge of advances in the field of genetics.
- Recommends/implements enhanced clinical practice standards.
- May participate in research projects
- Identifies opportunities to improve the patient care experiences and takes partners accordingly
- May serve as preceptor for graduate genetic counseling students and medical residents.
- Responsible for providing coverage to providers throughout the Texas locations.
- Other duties as assigned
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements.
- Demonstrated refined analytic and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to clearly explain complex medical information in both verbal and written form.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
- Bachelor’s degree in Genetic Counseling or associated field required.
- Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling preferred.
- At least 2 years of experience in a medical practice or hospital setting
License, Certification, Registration requirements:
- Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
- Must be Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics, or the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) and have a current/valid Genetic Counselor License issued by the Texas State Department of Public Health prior to employment start date or a temporary Genetic Counselor License issued by the Texas State Department of Public Health, if not yet Board Certified, prior to employment start date.
- For Temporary Genetic Counselor License, must work under the general supervision of a licensed genetic counselor or licensed physician: expiration is after 24 months or 30 days after notification that applicant has failed the ABGC certification exam and it cannot be renewed (whichever comes first).