This position can be worked full-time (40 hours/ week) OR part-time (20 hours. week). The preference is for part-time.
We are looking to have someone start in this role by the end of May 2019.
Candidates outside the St. Louis area will be considered, but must live or be able to relocate to St. Louis Missouri area.
Position Summary: The Medical Director will promote the standing of the Red Cross in the medical community by forming robust and supportive relationships with hospital customers. Provide accurate and timely medical and technical consultation and education in transfusion medicine to customers and to all operational areas of the assigned regions. Promote and provide patient services. Coordinate medical communications between the blood services regions and the local and national medical community. Develop and implement all medical policies and procedures of the blood regions to which the medical director is assigned. Responsible for the medical aspects of regulated procedures, patient services and collaborative research in the blood division, in conjunction with the BHQ Medical Office. Promote the Red Cross by serving on transfusion committees, medical and technical advisory committees, and external committees of AABB, CAP, ASFA, and other professional organizations.
Responsibilities: Perform all duties and medical responsibilities in compliance with Red Cross standard operating procedures, federal regulations (i.e., CFR, OSHA, and CLIA), state and local regulations, and the consent decree.
Medical Consultant in Transfusion Service, Patient Services, Patient Blood Management 1. Provide medical consultation in transfusion medicine, blood banking and patient services to hospital customers. 2. Organize and participate in regional Medical and Technical Advisory Committees or equivalent programs for hospital customers. 3. Provide continuing medical education to external customers and internal audiences. 4. Promote the safe and effective use of blood components through interactions with hospital customers, and participation on transfusion committees and professional organization committees (i.e., AABB, CAP). 5. Direct patient service programs including but not limited to therapeutic aphaeresis, stem cell collection and processing, preoperative autologous cell salvage, and patient blood management. Medical Oversight of Blood Center Operations and Regulated Activities 6. Direct the medical aspects of regulated blood center operations including collections, donor management, recipient adverse reactions, suspect product investigations, and other operational systems. 7.Direct investigations of donor complications and recipient transfusion reactions by interacting with the Donor and Client Support Center to ensure timely completion, documentation and reporting to BHQ hemovigilance program. 8. Participate in the development of national procedures, policies or position statements on medical criteria for donor eligibility and safety, component quality, and transfusion practice. 9. Serve as CLIA Laboratory Director for regulated collection activities in assigned regions, immunohematology laboratories, HLA laboratories, stem cell collection and processing, and/or national testing laboratories. 10. Investigate concerns and complaints related to donor complications, customer service, or hospital relationships including notification of Executive Leadership, as necessary; plan and implement appropriate corrective actions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified.
Scope: Divisional Medical Directors perform all the medical roles and functions related to regulated blood center operations, patient services, and laboratory supervision in the regions to which they are assigned. • Interact with hospital customers, donors and staff to provide consistent, timely and comprehensive medical guidance and information. • Perform medical and clinical duties to support regional or divisional activities and ensure adequate coverage in all domains. • Provide and develop Patient Services programs in the region. • Provide medical expertise and expert opinion to other internal and external audiences, including but not limited to operations, sales and marketing, the Office of General Counsel, regulatory agencies, and public inquiry. • Participate in BHQ continuing medical education programs.
The Divisional Medical Directors will be expected to travel between the regions to which they are assigned, as little as 20% but up to 50% of their time as needed.
FULL TIME: M.D. or MD, PhD degree with post-graduate training/specialization in blood banking/transfusion medicine is required.
PART TIME: MD, MD, PhD or PhD degree with post-graduate training/specialization in blood banking/transfusion medicine is required.
Must be qualified to hold CLIA license and be eligible for New York State laboratory certification
Five years experience in blood banking/transfusion medicine, or related field desired.
Board certified or eligible in internal medicine, pediatrics or clinical pathology.
Board certified or eligible in blood banking/transfusion medicine or equivalent is highly desirable.
Clinical chemistry experience preferred.
Extensive knowledge of current/projected trends in transfusion medicine/blood banking and hospital health care highly desirable.
Knowledge of medical/technical principles of blood center operations.
Must be licensed in the state of the primary site of the assigned regions and other states served by the regions and/or division, as needed. Must obtain and maintain professional credentials in medicine, including but not limited to state medical licensure, laboratory director certification and specialty boards. Medical directors must meet all of the requirements of the state where they are designated as laboratory directors or assistant directors. Laboratory directors or assistant directors for a clinical laboratory or blood bank holding a New York State clinical laboratory permit must hold a Certificate of Qualification in the required category(ies).
DEA certification may be required.
Experience in relevant medical/scientific research and scholarly activities sufficient to warrant academic appointment is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: medical benefits, 401k, time off, etc.
Internal Number: RC27082
About American Red Cross
As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. At the American Red Cross, you will enjoy a collaborative work culture committed to the diversity of our people, programs, and services. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.