The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville, TN is seeking a strong leader capable of implementing a pathway of program development in the role of the Director of the Cell Processing Facility. This position will be responsible for all standard operating procedures, administrative operations, and the quality management program for the cell processing facility. The position will collaborate with other members of the Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy program to provide optimal patient outcomes and experience.
The candidate should hold a medical degree, doctoral degree or equivalent degree in a relevant science and have a minimum of two years training and experience for the scope of activities performed in the cell processing facility of an academic or commercial cell processing laboratory. The Director should have performed or supervised a minimum of five cellular therapy product processing procedures in the twelve months preceding initial accreditation and a minimum average of five cellular therapy product processing procedures per year within each accreditation cycle.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the region’s only academic center and tertiary referral center for East Tennessee, southwest Virginia and southeast Kentucky. As a Magnet-recognized hospital and American College of Surgeons Verified Level I Trauma Center, we have pushed the frontiers of medicine since 1956. For the eight consecutive years, UTMC has earned recognition in the “Best Hospitals” edition of U.S. News & World Report. We were a recipient of ‘A’ grade for Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade (10 consecutive periods).
Our center is ideally located in beautiful East Tennessee—at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park—affording metropolitan conveniences coupled with rural charm. This rapidly-growing Southeastern metropolitan city is known for its quality of education, affordable cost of living and temperate climate. From the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers world-class resources in science, technology and business. With McGee-Tyson airport and proximity to three of the nation’s major interstates, Knoxville provides unparalleled access to the world beyond. It is a perfect mix of city amenities with multiple living and educational opportunities.
Expected findings in the area:
Cost of living below the national average
No state income tax
Outdoor recreational activities such as boating, hiking, golfing, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding
Medical Degree, Doctoral Degree or Equivalent in a relevant science
Minimum of two years training and experience for the scope of activities performed in the cell processing facility of an academic or commercial cell processing laboratory
Must have performed or supervised a minimum of five cellular therapy product processing procedures in the twelve months preceding initial accreditation and a minimum average of five cellular therapy product processing procedures per year within each accreditation cycle.
About UT Medical Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center, located in Knoxville, TN, is the region’s academic medical center, ANCC Magnet® recognized hospital and ACS-verified Level I Trauma Center.
The 630-bed hospital also is home of the region’s only dedicated Heart Hospital, only adult and pediatric transplant center, The Joint Commission/American Heart Association recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center, certified by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center, houses a Level III private-room neonatal intensive care unit and serves as a regional perinatal referral center.
UT Medical Center's mission is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center believes in and is committed to a set of values that characterize its obligation and responsibility as a leader in healthcare, including integrity, excellence, compassion, innovation, collaboration and dedication.
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is proud to be recognized as an Excellence award winner by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 2016 and as a U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital for the seventh consecutive year (2018).