Provide transfusion medicine (TM) clinical care at Heartland Blood Center (HBC) and its associated hospitals in the scope noted below, as well as effort in leadership of the Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) as Medical Director at HBC/Versiti. Key components of this position would comprise TM consultation and oversight of blood management at HBC and Versiti partner hospitals, as well as participation in educational initiatives and clinical/applied research within both Versiti blood centers and their affiliated health systems.
Oversees donor center collections in the Chicago area as well as in Indiana.
Provides medical direction, including compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and accreditation agencies, for blood center and transfusion services at HBC and within HBC/Versiti affiliated hospitals.
Provides consultation with HBC/Versiti affiliated hospitals regarding TM clinical practice and laboratory cases.
IRL Medical Director for HBC, providing oversight of IRL laboratory staff technical duties and working with Versiti and HBC laboratory management to provide education and skill advancement.
Directs and/or leads blood utilization and blood management projects at HBC/Versiti and their partner hospitals.
Provides consultation and guidance for blood component and factor concentrate utilization at HBC/Versiti partner hospitals.
Consults with regional and out-of-region physicians regarding issues of laboratory testing, laboratory medicine, and transfusion medicine.
Participates in clinical and/or applied research at Versiti, or partner hospitals, and publishes in peer-reviewed journals.
Fosters education of associates, as well as medical and lay persons through participation in Versiti educational offerings and activities.
Maintains a high level of professional expertise in transfusion medicine, laboratory medicine, hematology, and other areas of medical expertise with demonstration of ongoing continued medical education in the field.
Serves on appropriate HBC, and Versiti committees and in other professionally-related local, regional, and national opportunities.
Maintains a high level of community involvement and Public Relations outreach efforts.
Maintains medical records and related documentation in accordance with legal and organizational requirements.
Adheres to Versiti, HBC, Bio-safety, NRC, and OSHA procedures and regulations.
Participates in academic programs at academic institutions as needed.
Upholds the customer service standards, confidentiality, and management philosophy of Versiti.
EDUCATION AND LICENSES:
M.D. or D.O. Degree
Board certified in pathology (AP/CP or CP only), internal medicine, or pediatrics (with subspecialty boards in hematology)
Board certified/board eligible in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine (American Board of Pathology—ABP)
Current or eligible for medical licenses in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Active controlled substances and Federal DEA licenses may be required.
Demonstrated experience in both 1) pathology/laboratory medicine or hematology and 2) transfusion medicine.
Demonstrated leadership and team building abilities.
Knowledge and a commitment to excellence in the practice of transfusion medicine.
Demonstrated potential for serving as an active collaborator who has the desire and growing skill set to guide or be a resource to customer hospitals with patient blood management programs initiatives.
Demonstrated innovative and progressive approach to continuous improvement in areas of responsibility.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge of clinical and laboratory medicine
Ability to read and interpret SOPs, state, federal, and national regulations and standards as they apply to transfusion medicine (i.e. FDA—Food and Drug Administration, AABB—American Association of Blood Banks, CAP—College of American Pathologists).
Able to direct/provide oversight of a clinical laboratory.
Expertise in directing procedures in apheresis and cellular therapy.
Strong interpersonal skills and able to work within a team.
Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Strong computer literacy with ability to easily interact within system based electronic medical records.
Self-driven and accountable.
Excellent consultative and consensus building skills.
Good communication skills, ability to use and to be understood in English.
Ability to write lectures and articles using original or innovative techniques or styles; excellent presentation skills with capacity to present to varied audiences.
Ability to apply judgment to detailed but very structured written or oral instructions, ability to deal with problems involving concrete variable in standardized work procedures.
Equal Opportunity Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
About Heartland Blood Centers - Versiti
We provide a range of medical services covering transfusion therapy, hematology, and coagulation disorders to advance patient care. We also work collaboratively with hospitals on research, patient care and education. From sound business decisions to managing patient care, we’re a true partner.