The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (DPLM) and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) are seeking a new Co-Director of Transfusion Medicine and Assistant Director of Apheresis. The majority of the position will involve management of the clinical transfusion medicine services, with a smaller portion of effort in apheresis. Transfusion medicine candidates should have great than 5 years of experience including knowledge of pediatric MTPs, ECMO and transplantation (BMT and solid organ) and pediatric blood management. The position will work collaboratively with several clinical departments as related to transfusion and apheresis support. The Transfusion Services section is accredited by the AABB, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and FDA. Approximately 12,000-13,000 products are transfused and 48,000 tests are performed annually.
The successful candidate will join an experienced professional staff of approximately 30 pathologists and doctoral scientists within the DPLM. Building upon an already premier program, the candidate has the opportunity to grow the academic mission of NCH by providing excellent clinical care, education and/or research. Faculty are fully supported to pursue a concentrated experience at other institutions to develop their subspecialty where applicable.
The position will provide assistance to the Department’s clinical pathology laboratory, active learning curriculum for residents, graduate students, pathology fellows, and consultative services and Outreach Program. Qualifications include ABP board certification in Clinical Pathology OR combined Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and board certification in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.
The Department of Pathology’s clinical laboratories have a volume of >3 million tests per year and the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) clinical laboratory processes 7,000 specimens a year.
Hematology, Oncology & BMT at NCH oversees a nationally recognized and FACT accredited therapeutic apheresis program and other premier programs to include the Comprehensive Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Treatment Center, Hemostasis & Thrombosis Comprehensive Clinic, the Anticoagulation Clinic and the Adolescent and Young Adult Sickle Cell Clinic, among other programs. They currently perform an average of 507 RBC exchanges, 182 therapeutic plasma exchanges and 36 peripheral blood stem cell collections annually, in addition to some photopheresis cases.
Fellowship programs offered within the DPLM are the GME sponsored Pediatric Clinical Pathology Program, the only such program in North America, and the ACGME accredited fellowship program in pediatric pathology. Furthermore, as part of our commitment to faculty development and academic advancement, we have instituted a robust mentorship program with mentors at NCH and other respected institutions.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with team members and clinicians.
Ranked in the top 10 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks.
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Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems providing unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child. Integrated clinical and research programs, as well as prioritizing quality and safety, are part of what allows Nationwide Children’s to advance its unique model of care. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.
AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.