Do you want to be a part of a lifesaving organization?
Since 1948, Vitalant has proudly served as a leader in the blood banking industry.
Under minimal direction, this position provides field medical director oversight for the patients, donors, center staff, and healthcare professionals in assigned area(s). Routine duties assigned include blood center activities such as component manufacturing, product management, laboratory testing, donor suitability and counseling, education, & consultation and clinical services activities such as oversight of transfusion services, therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy collections (e.g., Dendreon). Additional areas of specialization, such as centralized transfusion service, cell sourcing, cellular therapy/cord blood, coagulation/hemostasis, HLA, and Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) may be assigned as needed. This position works directly with the Corporate and Division teams to promote Vitalant’s mission, vision, quality policy, and strategic initiatives to position Vitalant as a Center of Transfusion Medicine Excellence. Modeling high ethical, customer care, and confidentiality standards always, this person serves a vital role for assuring compliance with current policies, programs, and directives and providing medical support for the Blood Services Division and Vitalant Clinical Services.
MD or DO or equivalent degree required.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations for assigned areas required.
Two years Fellowship/Post-Doc in Histocompatibility or equivalent required.
Knowledge of management principles including human resource management, budget administration, financial analysis, and business administration preferred.
Active applicable state licenses and/or certificates within first 6 months required.
Board certification in Clinical Pathology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or other clinical specialty required.
Board certification in Transfusion Medicine OR Hematology or eligibility followed by certification within two years of employment required.
American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Histocompatibility Director certification required.
Fellowship training or equivalent experience in blood banking/transfusion medicine required.
Experience at a blood center and/or hospital transfusion service including provision of education, clinical consultations, and some combination of therapeutic apheresis, cell therapy, laboratory, immunohematology, etc experience required.
Eligible to serve as FACT Laboratory Director within two years of employment required.
Living and Deceased Solid Organ Transplantation, Transfusion Support, Related and Unrelated HSC/BM Transplantation, and Histocompatibility testing for other clinical purposes required.
Two years’ experience in the fields of assigned duties preferred.
Internal Number: LabDir915
Blood Systems is an internationally known leader in transfusion medicine founded on the principles of quality, excellence and service. Our headquarters are located in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today Blood Systems is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations.The Blood Services division, our largest, provides leadership, policy and shared services to its blood centers. It facilitates comprehensive blood service contracting for national and regional healthcare systems. Our blood centers provide blood, blood components and special services to patients in some 1,000 hospitals across the country.Blood Systems Research Institute generates and analyzes data to aid the US and worldwide transfusion community by recommending testing strategies and technology. Creative Testing Solutions, a joint venture, is the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the country with several high volume laboratories. The BioCARE division distributes therapeutic biologicals and recombinant coagulation factors, including such products as albumin, coagulation factors, fibrin sealants, IVIG and Rh immune globulin. Our CanyonCARE Rx specialty pharmacy is part of BioCARE.