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Program Manager, Genetic Counseling

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Livingston, NJ posted December 1, 2019.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is looking for a Senior Genetic Counselor to build our Oncology Genetic Program.

This program manager is responsible for the leadership, development and implementation of uniform clinic workflows and initiatives to ensure the Cancer Program performs at the highest standard of quality and consistency. Seeking a self-directed clinician to perform patient care in addition to the manager responsibilities, reports to Cancer Program Director.

Primary Functions

  • Provides genetic counseling as a practitioner in cooperation with medical staff within the clinical departments. Works directly with the patient to provide assessment, counseling, follow-up, and referral to resources as necessary. Provides needed documentation for patient and physicians.
  • Provide direction and oversight in the creation and maintenance of uniform and consistent clinic activities, including patient flow tracking, staffing adjustments and meeting the needs of clinic providers.
  • Coordinate and facilitate patient flow between clinics and ancillary services within the department.
  • Provide direct supervision to genetic counselors and participate in performance appraisals. Maintain a cohesive, efficient team to ensure high quality patient care and delivery of services.
  • Utilize continuous quality improvement methods to improve clinical services to internal and external customers by identifying efficient ways to complete clinic tasks, recommending and implementing change, communicating clinic vision and assessing staffing needs.
  • Ensure administrative policies and procedures are compliant with COC, NAPBC and HIPPA regulations.
  • Receive and manage patient complaints.

Position Requirements:


Minimum Required Education: Master s degree in Genetic Counseling from a program accredited by Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)

Minimum Required Experience: 5 years

Field: Genetic Counseling, Clinical Genetics

Certification: Board certified by American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC)

Knowledge Skills Abilities

Maintain competence and certification by attending and participating in grand rounds, case conferences, tumor boards and other relevant educational opportunities. Makes appropriate decisions based on education, analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment. Uses methods that effectively solve difficult problems, explores available resources for answers, and identifies obscure problems.

SBMC is an equal opportunity employer.


Employees of Saint Barnabas Medical Center are committed to exemplifying the Standards of – Exceptional Communication, Compassionate Care, Outstanding Teamwork, Professional Integrity and Ownership & Accountability – creating an environment of Compassionate Care, Healthcare Excellence and Superior Service (CCHESS) for all that enter our facility. If you share the commitment, dedication and drive meet the CCHESS challenge, we welcome your application.

Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), located at 94 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston, is New Jersey s oldest nonprofit, nonsectarian hospital. The 597-bed institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 35,500 inpatients and over 84,000 Emergency Department patients each year. The Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually.

The Medical Staff is comprised of more than 1,600 physicians in 100 medical and surgical specialties and there are over 3,400 employees. As a teaching institution, we have nine residency programs and one fellowship in Mammography and a shared Nephrology fellowship with Newark Beth Israel. There are a total of 154 residents and fellows.

Among Saint Barnabas nationally recognized facilities are The Burn Center, the only certified burn treatment facility in the state; the Barnabas Health Care System Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division, one of the most active transplant programs in the country; The Saint Barnabas Heart Centers, a world-class cardiac surgery program in affiliation with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; The Neurology and Neurosurgery Program which is the only program in New Jersey to be ranked by US News and World Report as a Top Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is led by an unprecedented team of experts dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain and nervous system; the Regional Perinatal Center, providing care for high-risk and critically ill infants in New Jersey s leading Level III, a 56-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; comprehensive Pediatric Services including a dedicated intensive care unit; The Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, designated by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery; a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center, The Center for Sleep Disorders; The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Saint Barnabas; extensive services in robotic and minimally-invasive surgery, The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas, the widely recognized assisted reproductive technology program; and comprehensive cancer programs and services that includes one of the largest Radiation Oncology programs in northern New Jersey and a highly-specialized Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of Excellence.