Meets and exceeds customer expectations and adheres to established quality practices while seeking to continually improve work performance.
Provides medical oversight for LifeShare Blood Center, and LifeShare Cellular, Molecular, and Tissue Services.
Provides timely medical support and consultation to all Centers when requested concerning donors, donor reactions, physician or hospital requests, apheresis services or any related procedures.
Reviews and responds to any complaints dealing with medical procedures or problems involving blood or blood products obtained or provided by LifeShare Blood Center.
Investigates all suspected transfusion transmitted diseases and submits reports to the appropriate facility in accordance with industry regulations and LifeShare Blood Center policy.
Reviews all reports of transfusion reactions and takes appropriate action.
Reviews all reports of post-donation illnesses and makes appropriate decisions concerning product disposition.
Reviews all abnormal donor test results and proceeds with appropriate donor notification.
Reviews all positive infectious disease test results and makes appropriate donor notification.
Reviews and signs all donor reaction reports.
Reviews all donor procedure deviation reports to assure compliance with LifeShare Blood Center policies and procedures.
Is designated as "Alternate Responsible Head" with FDA.
Is final review for all patient laboratory (e.g. IRL, molecular, cellular) results.
Completes other assignments and duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Medical Doctor (M.D. or D.O.) with appropriate specialty, such as hematology or pathology. Louisiana license must be in good standing.
Experience or fellowship in blood banking helpful.
Demonstrated excellence as a physician or medical practitioner, either in private practice or in association with a major hospital or medical teaching institution.
Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communications, to include interactions with donors, medical technologists, physicians and other professionals within the Health Care industry.
Demonstrated knowledge of all regulations, laws, statutes and standards (e.g. FDA, AABB, CLIA, FACT) pertaining to blood donation, transfusion transmitted disease testing, blood compatibility and transfusion, cellular therapies, molecular testing, blood components, and patient or donor reactions.
Internal Number: 2019-09-1
About LifeShare Blood Center
In 1942 civic-minded residents who realized a blood bank was needed for emergencies created by WWII, founded the Shreveport Memorial Blood Bank. Operating as a nonprofit organization, during its 70 years the blood bank has had different names to reflect its growth and in 1996 it became LifeShare Blood Centers and now operates throughout many areas of Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas.
Still a community blood center, our priority is to ensure a safe blood supply, available during all times of need. We depend on volunteer donors from these communities to make this possible.