The assistant medical director of the Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Service is a permanent full-time position in the University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, based at the UCH Blood Bank. This position is designed to be a clinical pathology practice opportunity for a junior academic clinical pathologist with expertise in transfusion medicine and blood banking. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of clinical medicine, basic medical sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, and operations.
Medical significance, interpretation and correlation of data - provide consultations about the medical significance of clinical laboratory results. Interpret, correlate and communicate clinical laboratory results to clinical providers.
Consultations - Provide consultations to physicians regarding the appropriateness of blood/product transfusion, proper selection of the type and dose of blood components, and the medical significance of laboratory findings. Provide consultations regarding the appropriateness of the type and schedule for clinical apheresis procedures.
Medical Staff Privileges - serve as an active member of the medical staff of University Hospital.
Interaction with others - Relate and function effectively with applicable accrediting and regulatory agencies, appropriate administrative officials, the medical community, the medical device industry, and the patient and donor populations served.
Standards of performance - Define, implement, and monitor standards of performance in quality control, quality improvement, and cost-effectiveness of the clinical laboratory and apheresis services.
Monitoring and correlation of clinical data - Monitor all work performed in the transfusion service and apheresis service to determine that medically reliable results are being generated; correlate laboratory findings for diagnosis and patient and donor management.
Quality improvement responsibilities - Assume responsibility for maintenance of the quality improvement plan. The section directors and professional laboratory personnel should participate as members of the various institutional quality improvement teams.
Personnel - Ensure that there are sufficient qualified personnel with adequate documented training and experience to meet the needs of the laboratory, the apheresis service, and the institution.
Strategic Planning – Participate in setting goals and developing and allocating resources appropriate to the medical environment.
Administrative and Management Responsibilities - Provide effective and efficient administration of the clinical laboratory service and apheresis service with responsible financial management in accordance with institutional assignment of such responsibilities.
Educational Responsibilities - Provide educational programs for the medical, nursing, and laboratory staff and participate in the educational programs of the institution and of the School of Medicine.
Research and Development Responsibilities - Plan and conduct scholarly activity, including research and development appropriate to the facility.
Safety - Implement a safe laboratory and apheresis environment in compliance with good practice and appropriate regulations.
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Laboratory Medical Director or Section Medical Director.
The Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Assistant Medical Director will work closely with the Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Section Medical Director and Associate Medical Directors, section Manager, Lead Technologist, Technical Specialist, Apheresis Coordinator, Laboratory Manager, and Laboratory Medical Director to ensure optimal quality and patient and donor care in a constructive atmosphere.
Medical degree (M.D. or D.O.)
Completion of CP or AP/CP Residency in Pathology with board certification in CP or AP/CP by the American Board of Pathology and BE/BC in blood banking & transfusion medicine.
Qualify for a full unrestricted MD/DO license to practice in the State of Colorado.
Appropriate training and background in blood banking and transfusion medicine.
Candidate must apply for privileges/credentialing at the University of Colorado Hospital and with CU Medicine.
Additional Salary Information: Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Internal Number: 16573
About Unversity of Colorado
The University of Colorado Denver | CU Anschutz is a branch of the University of Colorado focused on human health and the health care professions. We are a public research University that awards nearly 4,000 degrees each year. CU Anschutz is located on a sprawling 230 acre campus immediately Northeast of Denver, CO. It provides one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. Intertwined in the academic footprint are three world class in and outpatient health care facilities, including: the University of Colorado Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Colorado, and the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System Hospital. Our strategic alignment of research, patient care, and educational effort fosters scientific development, advances in patient care and unique educational opportunities.
The Department of Pathology is distinguished for its over 100 year history of seminal scientific discoveries, educational and clinical accomplishments. We employ nearly 100 diverse, subspecialty focused faculty from basic scientists to clinical scholars and educators. A primary site of practice is our not for profit quaternary care hospital and outpatient facilities k...nown as the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). It is the #1 hospital in Colorado designated by US News and World Report year after year. UCH is the major academic hospital of the UC Health System, which is affiliated with hospitals and outpatient centers across the State of Colorado and beyond.