AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. Our membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers located in more than 80 countries worldwide.
AABB is looking for an experienced professional who will direct and oversee management of the Accreditation Program, and the Accreditation and Quality Department. Manage staff in the provision of education and information about the accreditation process, quality system principles to Association members and non-members (both individual and institutional). Additionally, Senior Directors at AABB are responsible for the primary oversight of a prime vertical market/offering; a significant budget (revenues and/or expenses); and are assigned additional significant projects/initiatives.
This is a great opportunity if you are:
A highly dedicated professional who is organized and driven by new challenges.
Able to bring forward novel approaches and operationalize them.
Looking for a work environment that values and promotes teamwork and collaboration.
About the Role
Serve as the AABB National Office resource for all quality system-related issues and questions and provide technical expertise to staff.
Oversee the management of the development, implementation, revision, and maintenance of the Accreditation Program, to include maintenance of the computer system.
Supervise administrative and technical department staff, both in-house and remote.
Provide consultation for accreditation program policy, issues or practices to both staff and volunteer assessors during and after regular business hours.
Provide information as requested to the public regarding accredited facilities.
Manage the Accreditation Program’s [AP] QA program by: i) developing and providing training for AP Assessors, ii) coordinating efforts to continuously enhance and improve the value of the Accreditation process, and iii) directing the process to ensure competent assessors, to include management of assessor records and performance.
Identify process improvements to the accreditation program and any other program or member service provided to AABB members, both individual and institutional. Develop and implement possible solution alternatives.
Develop, monitor, and maintain the annual budget for the Accreditation and Quality Department and assigned subaccounts, and operate within budgetary constraints.
Provide timely and accurate support to assigned committees and program units.
Coordinate and manage the cooperative efforts with CAP, The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations.
Manage the CAP coordinated assessment program, including travel reimbursement from CA
Prepare accreditation program status reports for the Board of Directors.
Participate on Project Teams, providing quality expertise and technical assistance.
Develop and manage the AABB office Quality Program Committee and Quality Plan.
Perform assessments as needed.
Develop and deliver formal presentations to assessors, members and other organizations.
Serve as the National Office Quality Committee Chair.
Education - Bachelor’s degree in medical technology or related discipline.
Experience - Ten or more years experience relating to transfusion medicine, including at least two years experience in coordinating and performing quality audits. A combination of blood center and hospital blood bank/transfusion service experience required. Three years working experience in adult learning principles and development and delivery of training programs preferred. Minimum five years supervisory experience managing team of technical and non-technical staff.
Certification as a Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB).
Demonstrated experience building and maintaining outward facing relationships.
Advance knowledge of quality management systems and experiencing implementing and managing a quality system.
Knowledge of FDA, OSHA, CLIA, and other federal regulators and regulations as they apply to transfusion and transplant communities.
Demonstrated ability to establish policies, guidelines, plans and priorities; ability to identify resources and coordinate with others; monitor progress, evaluate outcomes and improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Demonstrated technical proficiency and understanding of its impact in area(s) of responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, formulate, and implement decisions; take action and risks as needed; make difficult decisions when necessary and make sound decisions.
Demonstrated effectiveness in interpersonal communications both orally and in writing.
Proven ability to foster teamwork, cooperation, consensus, and facilitation of open communication.
Demonstrated leadership ability of encouraging high standards of behavior and ability to delegate responsibility, adapt leadership style to situations and people, and empower, motivate, and guide others.
Demonstrated fiscal responsibility through effective budgetary management and understanding of department budget’s impact on the overall financial picture of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to hold self and other accountable for following procedures, guidelines, and policies and addressing performance and behavior issues in a timely manner.
AABB is the international association of blood banks, including hospital and community blood centers, transfusion and transplantation services and individuals involved in activities related to transfusion and transplantation medicine.More than 2,000 institutions (community and hospital blood banks, hospital transfusion services and laboratories) and 11,000 individuals are members of the AABB, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel. Members are located in all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries.