Blood Bank Supervisor, Manager, Transfusion Service
4 Year Degree
Now is a great time to be a part of UTMB Health.
UTMB Health is a modern health sciences center with world-renowned research facilities and a dynamic network of hospitals and clinics located throughout the Gulf Coast region of Texas, and we are searching for an experienced manager to join our Laboratory Services – Blood Bank Transfusion Service Operations.
As a member of our team, you will have the support of an organization that values your contributions and the tools and resources you need to provide outstanding care and to build a rewarding career. You will also benefit from a competitive salary package, free employee medical insurance, state retirement program with employer contributions and paid time off.
If you have the heart and talent to do great things, UTMB Health is where you belong. Apply now at https://utmb.us/1y2 or visit www.utmb.edu/utmbliving to learn more about our growing patient care family and what the Galveston/Houston area has to offer.
This position develops, directs and manages the Transfusion Service to effectively meet departmental and institutional objectives, providing administrative and technical skills necessary to operate a major patient service division.
Essential Job Functions:
Hires, trains and conducts departmental orientation and performance evaluations for new staff members. Analyzes and directs the workflow for the department. Supervises daily operations and plans work schedules and daily work assignments to maintain personnel coverage and laboratory efficiency. Provides for the education, development and mentoring of staff. Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives and ensures all goals and objectives are met timely and effectively.
Responsible for the fiscal management of the department to include labor resources, reagents/consumables, capital equipment, and contribution margin expectations. Prepares and/or participates in the development of the department budget in conjunction with established goals and objectives and ensures budgetary goals are met on an annual basis.
Accountable for the laboratories maintaining accreditation with College of American Pathologists (CAP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and licensing for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) for patient care and nursing. Ensures compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
Performs process management by leading and participating in task forces and councils. Conducts performance improvement initiatives and participates in the development, revision, and implementation of processes, procedures, matrix and programs to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness and ensure compliance with regulatory accreditation standards. Responsible for Quality Metrics to improve the value of patient care.
Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university.
Five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission accredited laboratory. This experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree and be under the supervision of a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.
MT/MLS certification by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Certification as a Specialist in Blood Banking (ASCP) and at least three years of lab supervisory experience.
Leadership skills essential to lead and work in an effective and collaborative team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a diverse and multi-functional team.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.
Interested individuals should apply online at https://utmb.us/1y2 and submit their CV and the names of three references to:
Barbara Bryant, MD, MT(ASCP)SBB Professor and Vice Chair, Pathology Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine The University of Texas Medical Branch email@example.com
UTMB is located on the east end of Galveston Island and has been a hub of educational, clinical and research excellence since 1891. Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest ci...ty in the US. UTMB is a proud member of the Texas Medical Center. It is one of only three Level 1 Trauma Centers in Southeast Texas. UTMB is undergoing robust revitalization and growth with hospital locations in Galveston, League City and Angleton. The new Jennie Sealy Hospital, which opened in 2016, has 310 patient rooms including 60 intensive care unit beds and 20 state-of-the-art operating suites. The League City hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care, medical and surgical specialties, after-hour urgent care, and a 24-hour emergency department. The Angleton Danbury Hospital includes a 45-bed acute care facility, Surgical and Cardiac Care Center, Health and Wellness Center, and an outpatient imaging center. More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living website: www.utmb.edu/utmbliving