Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine, F55140, School of Medicine
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: F55140
Mission or Goal of Unit: Our mission is to provide high-quality, cost-effective pathology services in a manner that supports the patient care, education, and research missions of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and School of Medicine.
Chief Purpose of this position: The Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (commensurate with experience) with expertise in clinical pathology and transfusion medicine.
• Clinical: Serve as Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, and Associate Director or Director of Apheresis, commensurate with experience. Medical direction of blood bank related clinical services, as needed. Provide medical oversight to all medical, technical and regulatory processes and procedures, including quality assurance. Promote the use of safe and effective blood transfusion components and services throughout the medical center, working closely with clinicians in hematology, oncology, stem cell transplantation, neurology, obstetrics and cardiothoracic and trauma surgery.
• Service: Participate in departmental, institutional and national committees when necessary.
• Teaching: Participate in the educational activities of Transfusion Medicine including: (1) didactic presentations, rounds, and seminars involving residents, medical and graduate students, and dental and allied health students; (2) continuing education for faculty, nurses, allied health personnel, and community physicians; and (3) development of workshops at the local, state, and national level.
• Research: Participate in scholarly effort through presentations at national meetings, developing clinical research collaborations, contributing to peer-reviewed scientific literature, and participating in appropriate professional organizations.
• The faculty member will report to and work closely with the Division Chair to further the mission and vision of the Department of Pathology.
• MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree • Board certification by the American Board of Pathology in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or Clinical Pathology • Board certification or eligibility in Transfusion Medicine • Interest or experience in laboratory management • A scholarly record of publication in books and peer-reviewed journals • Full, unrestricted medical licensure in Virginia • Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with nationally and
internationally ranked sponsored research and educational programs. Located in downtown Richmond,
VCU enrolls nearly 30,000 students in 238 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences, and
humanities. Twenty-three of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines
of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences
academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU
Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital,
Tappahannock Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and MCV Physicians. The clinical
enterprise includes a collaboration with Sheltering Arms Institute for rehabilitation services. More
information is available at: www.vcu.edu, https://medschool.vcu.edu/, and vcuhealth.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.