Responsible for providing leadership, expertise and technical support of the day-to-day operations of the Transfusion Service department. Acts as a point of contact to technical staff and responds to questions and provides direction. May collect and process lab specimens and may perform clinical laboratory testing, including manual and automated methods, in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures. May collect and manage samples of blood and other fluids from patients as needed. Serves as a liaison between technical staff and laboratory leadership, as well as communicating issues and concerns to appropriate personnel. Participates in the hiring, training performance management, and disciplinary action of staff. May assist in the collection and preparation of required budget information. Maintains a positive work environment for the laboratory staff and develops a team approach to optimize work flow, improve customer satisfaction and reduce errors. Responsible for pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing. Follows standard operating procedures and ensures laboratory safety, quality and regulatory requirements are met. Collaborates with other departments across the enterprise. Demonstrates critical and independent judgement with decision-making and problem-solving.
Primary responsibilities of this supervisory position will include:
-Responsible for the daily operations and technical support of Blood Bank department.
-Supervise full-time transfusion staff and float staff performing basic and advanced test procedures and interpreting complex test results.
-Consults with the Transfusion Service Director, HLA Director, Laboratory Director, managers, providers, transfusion staff, blood suppliers and IRLs regarding patient problem cases and resolution.
-Reviews, updates and revises the procedures and policies of the Transfusion Service.
-Participates in reviewing, updating and revision of Transfusion medicine related procedures/policies for nursing.
-Reviews all QC testing performance for automation and bench testing and resolves noted outliers/problems.
-Reviews all antibody identification testing, antigen testing and updates computer patient instruction as needed.
-Performs lookback reviews and notifications as appropriate.
-Sends out monthly letters of clinically significant alloantibodies to providers/patients.
-Documents/reviews all deviation from SOP and consults with the Transfusion Service Director.
-Analyze, document and submit any BPDRs
-Reviews and enters all CAP survey testing.
-Performs Transfusion administration audits.
-Performs monthly Transfusion reports.
-Reviews Airmed policies/procedures for emergent transfusion and reviews Airmed blood banks temperature records.
-Implements and validates new procedures/policies regarding Transfusion Service.
-Performs daily billing for the department and reviews the bimonthly blood supplier billing
-Performs on a daily basis for inspections of CAP, TJC, Trauma and FDA.
-Participates in Trauma and Joint Commission committees., co-chairs the Transfusion committee.
-Assume responsibility for the laboratory’s compliance with standard operating procedures and interpretation of test results in accordance with the applicable regulatory requirements: Joint Commission, AABB, and CAP.
Associates degree in Laboratory or Biological Sciences required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
BB(ASCP) required within 12 months of hire into position, SBB(ASCP) preferred.
Two years of laboratory related experience required. Five years’ experience in Transfusion Service preferred.
Possess a national laboratory certification or laboratory specialty certification, for example: Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), Histology Technician (HT), etc. through an approved Health and Human Services (HHS) agency, for example American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); or be registry eligible and obtain certification within 12 months of hire into position. If working in North Dakota (ND), must be licensed or have a provisional license, by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. Maintain continuing education credits equivalent to the state requirements as needed for license and certifications. ND license regulations are not applicable for cytology or histology laboratories. May be required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Internal Number: R-21946
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