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RWJBarnabas Health is Seeking a Director of Oncology Services for Northern New Jersey

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Job ID: 705523


Facility: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Address: 195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681

Opportunity Criteria

Specialty: Oncology
Profession: Physician (MD,DO, Resident)


RWJBarnabas Health is Seeking a Director of Oncology Services for Northern New Jersey


Director of Oncology Services, Northern Regions for RWJBH; Attending, Medical Oncologist; Academic Appointment at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Reports to:     

  1. Director, Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Senior Vice President of Oncology Services, RWJBarnabas Health, and Oncology Lead, Rutgers RWJBH Combined Medical Group and/or his/her designee

  2. Executive Vice President Northwest Region, RWJBarnabas Health

  3. Executive Vice President Northeast Region, RWJBarnabas Health


Job Summary:

The Director of Oncology Services for the Northern Regions of RWJBH shall provide the necessary leadership and direction to enhance the quality, image and future growth of the Oncology programs across the Northern Regions of RWJBH including Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, Trinitas Medical Center, Rahway Hospital, and Jersey City Medical Center.  The Director will be an active leader in the development and implementation of the oncology strategic plan in collaboration with Rutgers Cancer Institute and the RWJBH oncology service line. This leader should have a regional and national reputation with a well-defined clinical care expertise and successful track record in clinical research in an area of need for the region and oncology service line.  The clinical areas of need include BMT and Cellular Therapy, Neuro Oncology, Phase 1 experimental therapeutics.



Among other duties as reasonably assigned, the Director of Oncology Services for the Northern regions shall provide the following services:

  1. Participate in providing Medical Oncology services at one or more system hospitals (i.e., Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, Trinitas Medical Center, Rahway Hospital, and Jersey City Medical Center), including supervision of coverage of the Departments during all periods of operation.

  2. Have responsibility for the professional supervision of medical professionals across the oncology programs of the Northern regions and create continuity between medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology and other cancer related services (e.g., pathology, radiology, nursing, etc).

  3. Assist the Vice Presidents of Operations in the Northern Regions in providing leadership to clinical and administrative staff that support all aspects of the Oncology programs.

  4. Leverage his/her regional and national reputation for advanced clinical care and successful conduct and coordination of clinical research in their area of expertise throughout the Northern region.

  5. Provide supervision and oversight of mid-level providers.

  6. Perform chart reviews for accreditation by outside regulatory agencies.

  7. Attend and participate in multidisciplinary tumor boards.

  8. Help cultivate and work with the hospital leadership to lead Cancer Program Committee Meetings (e.g., Commission on Cancer, MIPS, MACRA, OCM, etc).

  9. Participate and lead community and staff medical education programs as identified.

  10. Report to Administration periodically, all relevant statistics, financial and staffing information, community outreach and Cancer Center progress.

  11. Assist in the development of administrative rules, policies and regulations as they pertain to the Oncology programs.

  12. Conduct ongoing performance improvement reviews in accordance with JCAHO, governmental and Hospital guidelines and RWJBH quality initiatives.

  13. Participate and evaluate patient satisfaction surveys and programs with respect to services provided across the Oncology programs.  

  14. Direct the department’s Quality program, in-line with RWJBH system initiatives, to identify areas for improvement and to ensure performance is sustained.

  15. Participate and cooperate in the preparation of annual budgets and report for the Oncology programs as required.

  16. Conduct ongoing departmental leadership meetings to address operational issues across the Oncology programs and collaborate across other cancer services.

  17. Collaborate with hospital and RWJBH oncology leadership to build and integrate programs for the Northern regions (e.g., cancer clinical research; hospice/palliative care; survivorship; Cardio-Oncology, etc).

  18. Collaborate with executive leadership and the RWJBH oncology service line to hire additional oncology specialists to adequately staff the expected volume increase of the Oncology program.

  19. Participate and lead clinical decisions in the planning of the facilities and operations of any de novo Cancer Center facility projects, including integration and optimization of technology (e.g., electronic medical records; virtual tumor boards; tele-medicine, etc).

  20. Collaborate with executive leadership to execute the RWJBH Oncology strategic plan for the RWJBH Oncology service line, including coordination of cancer services with leaders across the RWJBH oncology service line, especially with regional RWJBH hospitals and their respective leadership in the Northern regions.
  1. Participate and collaborate with academic division chiefs and other academic leaders at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ (CINJ) for bi-directional coordination of clinical and academic services.

To learn more about this position or to apply directly, please contact Sandro Altherr, AVP of Physician RecrutimentRWJBarnabas Health, by email at

About Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and RWJBarnabas Health, the state’s largest health care delivery system, partner to deliver high-quality and sophisticated oncology care to patients close to home. This integrated cancer care model combines the strength of both entities, offering access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for adult and pediatric cancer patients, including clinical trials, immunotherapy, proton therapy, precision medicine, CAR T-cell therapy and cardio-oncology. Unique opportunities exist for collaborations between clinical and research programs, including clinical trials research, cancer chemoprevention, clinical and basic pharmacology, and Phase 1 clinical trials. Visit

About RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than three million patients each year. With 12 acute care hospitals, 3 children's hospitals, a growing number of our outpatient facilities and physician practices, our healthcare system is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care and health education to the community and region.

Our dedication to serving the people of New Jersey extends far beyond the care we provide within our hospital walls. We support programs that promote health and wellness in our communities and provide access to services that would otherwise be unavailable. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of the health, quality of life, and vitality of our communities. We strive to bring the best healthcare to meet the evolving needs of residents in New Jersey — whether that be enhancing the coordination for treating complex health conditions or improving community health through local programs and education.

Our partnership with Rutgers University creates the state’s largest academic healthcare system dedicated to providing high-quality patient care, leading-edge research, and world-class health and medical education, further advancing our mission of providing high-quality healthcare in New Jersey.

The new collaboration also aligns RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research, and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

RWJBarnabas Health is an equal opportunity employer

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