Will be part of a Genetic Counseling team, leading the Cancer Genetics evaluation program at UT Health San Antonio and the Cancer Center. Will work closely with physicians as well as administration to continue to develop the growing genetic program and provide excellent patient care within a multidisciplinary setting. The primary responsibility of this counselor will be educating patients and families about their conditions, possible risks of cancer and appropriate management. This will include obtaining and examining personal and family medical histories to assess risk of genetic disease, facilitate patient decision making and provide appropriate referrals.
Meet with patients and families to evaluate personal and family history and perform risk assessment to determine the likelihood of genetic contribution to disease.
Educate patients and families concerned about their risk of cancer and related diseases as to their genetic risks and how to best manage their risks.
Work with education team in teaching fellows about genetic risk assessment strategies.
Participate in academic research initiatives. Other duties as assigned.
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