Open Rank, Clinical Faculty Appointment (CFA) - Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Medical Director
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 00098168
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Req #: 00098168
Job Title: Open Rank, Clinical Faculty Appointment (CFA)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center currently has an opening for a Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Medical Director Pathologist within the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The candidate will function as the Medical Director of the combined Donor/Transfusion/Hemovigilance (HVU) subsections, overseeing the complete “arm to arm” services from Donor collection to identification and management of transfusion reactions. This candidate should also have the qualifications to assume the role of CLIA lab director of the off-site Donor center, at the discretion of the Chairman of Laboratory Medicine. The candidate’s major responsibilities will be to provide oversight of operations with particular emphasis on the scientific, technical, regulatory, and interpretative activities. The candidate will assist transfusion medicine and donor services with operational clinical activities and the daily operation of a very busy transfusion medicine service. Specific activities include compliance with CMS/CLIA, FDA, OSHA, AABB, CAP, JC and relevant state statutes and regulations. Refer to the Laboratory Medicine department web page for additional information about the department and its programs.
The successful candidate will be involved in an intensive and active clinical consultation service providing for transfusion oversight of over 220,000 units of blood and blood products per year and the donation of over 27,000 blood and blood products per year through the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Donor Services. The services also assist with oversight of Quality Control/Quality Assurance programs related to transfusion medicine.
The successful candidate must have adequate clinical skills to be able to interact and consult with a variety of oncology patients, consulting physicians, and transfusion medicine donors and the ability to assess and manage the clinical care transfusion requirements for acute oncological clinical presentations. This position incorporates the necessary physical and mental abilities required to accomplish the fundamental job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Degree(s): D. or M.D., Ph.D. in a field appropriate to faculty role.
Board Certification: Board certification in Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology or Clinical Pathology is a requirement. Board specialty certification by The American Board of Pathology in Transfusion Medicine is also required.
Licensure: License-eligible or licensed to practice in Texas.
Experience: Applicants must have at least 5 years’ experience as Assistant Professor or equivalent or 10 years’ experience post clinical degree. Two years’ experience in directing or supervising an academic transfusion medicine service is preferred. Related training in other immunological, immunogenetics, or histocompatibility testing is not required but would assist in the delivery of transfusion medicine clinical services.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae (required) and three letters of reference (optional) to:
Cheryl Hirsch-Ginsberg, M.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.
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.