Manage, maintain, and update the hospital’s laboratory menu of approved genetic tests and referencing laboratories based on latest scientific reports and technical performance data from the laboratories
Communicate in real time with ordering providers around any patient-specific questions, suggestions
Supervise, select, train, evaluate, develop and manage program staff, organizing work and work processes for effectiveness and efficiency
Clarify with physicians and other providers the clinical information submitted with test requests to ensure accurate orders, testing and billing.
Work with lab directors, clinicians, genetics counselors and investigators, create and modify testing guidelines based on latest knowledge
Audit clinical utility of the testing program on an ongoing basis, reporting the results to the hospital clinical providers as well as payers. Write policy related to utility for medical necessity and submit to payers to improve reimbursement
Work directly with clinicians to facilitate, organize, and develop new systems to enhance their efficient and successful documentation and communication of key elements of the medical record to support the case for medical necessity for testing
Work directly with Finance to maximize the impact of medical necessity documentation on the timely, reliable, and transparent responses from payers in order to provide families with accurate information regarding the financial implications of testing
Manage/lead hospital team for genetic test utilization review
Develop and participate in genetics education programs for physicians, other health professionals and lay populations
Provide education to the genetics community through lectures and website content. Publish and present at scientific meetings
Work directly with hospital IT specialists and key vendors of genetic testing software to manage and implement improvements to the ordering process including: standardizing naming conventions for testing, updating the on-line menu of tests, and enhancing the collection of phenotype/requisitioning/consent processes
To qualify, you must have:
A Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling
3 years related experience
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations
The ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies
Basic database management and project management computer experience, and willingness to enhance those skills
Certification, Registration, or Licensure Required:
Current Massachusetts licensure as a Genetic Counselor by the Board of Registration of Genetic Counselors in accordance with MGL Chapter 112, Sections 227- 233 or board eligible
Board certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling or board eligible
BCH is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Additional Salary Information: BCH offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, and discounted rates on T-passes.
Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)
We have approximat...ely 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 158,700 radiological examinations.