Chief Medical Officer / Medical Director
The medical director shall have responsibility and authority for all medical and technical policies, processes and procedures, including those that pertain to laboratory personnel and test performance, and for the consultative and support services that relate to the care and safety of donors or transfusion recipients. Performs related job duties and other duties as may be assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Reviews and signs apheresis donor charts.
•Examines and/or counsels donors as appropriate.
•Reviews and provides follow-up for donor reactions and incident reports.
•Determines qualifications for therapeutic donors.
•Oversees Hereditary Hemochromatosis Donor Program.
•Consults relative to donor eligibility/product suitability.
•Advises and assists as needed in resolution of donor injury cases.
•Monitors daily Blood & Blood Products inventory levels and consults as needed with Recruiting Department, Donor Services and Administration to insure an adequate supply of Blood and Blood products.
•Monitors and provides guidance for medical issues related to autologous donations.
•Provides medical guidance and oversight as necessary for cellular therapy procedures, including but not limited to Dendreon.
•Promotes, provides guidance and encourages use of technology to enhance collections efficiencies.
•Acts as qualified Laboratory Director under CLIA.
•May delegate to the Technical Services Director (designated as General Supervisor for Ailor lab facility and Technical Consultant for Farragut lab facility), those clinical laboratory responsibilities as documented in writing that ensure a quality system approach to consistent, high quality testing services.
•Directs donor notification activities.
•Signs donor deferral letters.
•Reviews and updates donor deferral letters as needed.
•Counsels donors, as appropriate, upon inquiry by deferred donors.
•Reviews, consults, and advises as needed regarding reference lab testing and other activities and issues involving the reference lab.
•Provides general oversight of operations relative to appropriate handling of blood and the preparation of blood products from procurement through final distribution/disposition.
•As necessary, serves as the Medical Director for outside transfusion services, staffed and/or managed by MEDIC.
•Reviews and approves all SOPs, QC reports, and Validation Studies as required.
•Reviews all Internal Audits, and provides appropriate feedback and initiates corrective actions as necessary.
•Annually reviews the Quality Plan; provides input for revision as necessary.
•Reviews annual Quality Report Summary.
•Determines product suitability when donor qualification questions arise.
•Reviews/signs all Observation Reports and recommends action as appropriate.
•Assists in preparation of and approves responses relative to findings during External Audits/Inspections (FDA, AABB, State of Tennessee, other).
•Provides oversight and advice regarding competency testing and associated results.
•Prepares Medical Director’s Annual Report for the Board of Directors.
•Manages responsibilities related to donor eligibility, donor reactions and other consultations regarding testing, component provision and logistical issues.
•Makes scheduled visits to the blood banks of hospitals for which MEDIC provides blood/blood products, actively discussing issues or concerns.
•Advises and recommends actions concerning procurement of laboratory and donor related equipment.
•Coordinates and sets agenda for Medical Advisory Committee (ex-officio member).
•Delivers Medical Director’s Report at Board of Directors meetings.
•Visits blood drives.
•Serves as a permanent member of Senior Executive Management and Quality Committee, serves on ad hoc committees and task forces related to medical aspects of Transfusion Medicine.
•Attends Transfusion Committee meetings of largest hospitals, as deemed necessary.
•Actively seeks, develops and/or implements new business opportunities for MEDIC in Transfusion Medicine or Cellular Therapies. Works closely with the Chief of Strategic Initiatives and other senior leaders in these efforts.
•Provides guidance and counsel to staff, Medical Advisory Committee, member hospital physicians and the Board of Directors regarding scientific trends and changes to national standards impacting MEDIC, its customers/donors and Transfusion Medicine in general.
•Coordinates and provides training to UT Clinical Pathology Residents assigned to MEDIC as part of their Transfusion Medicine Rotation.
•Provides training for other assigned Resident Physicians and Students from UT Medical Center as may be appropriate.
•Oversees the selection and procurement of audio conferences and webinars from AABB, ASCP, ABC and other organizations as they pertain to Transfusion Medicine.
•Provides consultation to the organization and activities of the screener/phlebotomist training program.
•Actively participates in AABB, TABB and other professional organizations as appropriate.
•Attends appropriate other local, regional and national meetings (such as ABC, BCx, other) as indicated and/or directed.
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
EDUCATION: MD degree. Subspecialty Certification in Transfusion Medicine, desirable.
CREDENTIALS: Board Certified in Clinical Pathology, Subspecialty Certification in Transfusion Medicine, highly desirable. Tennessee State Licensed or eligibility for a Tennessee State License.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in Laboratory Supervision, highly desirable. Significant experience in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine such as Medical Director of Hospital Blood Bank and/or Hospital Transfusion Service is highly desirable. Individual Membership in American Association of Blood Banks, highly desirable.
CDL Driver *Must be willing to work 40-55 hours per week *Must possess a current CDL License with a "A" or "B" endorsement
To provide safe travel for our mobile staff and a comprehensive and customer oriented screening of all donors, to perform all blood collection processes on donors to enhance the well being of our community by providing a safe, adequate and economical supply of blood products.
- Always maintain a safe and hazard free work environment by following the policies and procedures of Medic’s safety guidelines, AABB standards and OSHA regulations.
- Operate mobile buses in accordance with DOT regulations and TN State laws.
- Maintain all required certifications required by DOT, OSHA and company safety programs.
- Perform required before, during and after “user maintenance” and provide required reports.
- Maintain and protect all property entrusted to you in excellent condition.
- Verify correct identification of donor, accurately complete donor information form and obtain informed consent.
- Perform all necessary screening functions includeding but not limited to:
- Screening/interviewing of donors through regulated questionnaire,
- Obtain pulse count, blood pressure, temperature and perform hematocrit level test for physical eligibility requirements,
- Complete proper consultation with designated personnel to finalize eligibility assessment, and,
- Correct assessment of donor eligibility to donate including explanation of deferral if required.
- Consistently perform self checks of documentation for errors and omissions related to the eligibility requirements.
- Assist with maintenance of donor files, and orientation and training of new personnel.
- Ability to understand and promote all aspects of Medic donor programs, including but not limited to: Medic membership and types of donations.
- Ensure all quality standards are upheld by following all policies of Medic, Medic’s Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), state regulations and AABB standards.
- Perform all aspects of blood collection of donors, including but not limited to:
- Verify correct identification of donor and recheck donor information forms for accuracy and completeness.
- Evaluate potential donor’s eligibility by verification of vein status in antecubital areas.
- Perform sterile scrub and venipuncture.
- Perform post phlebotomy care, proper disposition of unit, and give post-care instructions to each donor.
- Perform and document quality control including follow-up for unacceptable results.
- Ability to cross train and perform functions of screeners/ interviewers/ phlebotomist.
- Adheres to MEDIC’s Customer Service Policy.
- Demonstrate a high level of customer service, team work, professionalism and confidentiality.
- Continuously develop skill sets by attending any of the following: education programs, in-service training, and seminars.
- Other duties as assigned.