Emory

Pediatric Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis Physician

Job Number
60783
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Emory+Children's Ped Institute
Department
SOMPI: Apheresis
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

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Description

The Emory University, Department of Pediatrics and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are recruiting a Pediatric Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis Physician. 

 

DESCRIPTION

Provides clinical oversight for clinical and scientific aspects of the Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis section of the Laboratory (referred to collectively as Transfusion Medicine below) which includes: Immunohematological procedures, compatibility testing, selection of blood and components for transfusion, perinatal testing, adverse reactions, component preparation, storage and modification, storage and issue of tissues, and apheresis and stem cell collection procedures. Works with the Director, Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis, to ensure that the laboratory provides accurate and timely testing and component preparation and release. Serves as a resource for the technical staff and clinical providers to ensure optimal patient care.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1. M.D. or D.O. board certification or eligibility in Clinical Pathology and either 1) board eligibility or certification in Transfusion Medicine or 2) two years’ experience supervising or directing testing in transfusion medicine OR
2. M.D. or D.O. board certification or eligibility in a clinical discipline related to pediatric medicine and eligibility or certification by the American Board of Pathology in Transfusion Medicine.
3. Current Georgia medical license or eligible for Georgia medical license.
4. Must possess excellent knowledge base, communication, organization, interpersonal, leadership, and teaching skills.


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Works with the Director, Transfusion Medicine to develop policy and long range plans, particularly with regard to testing opportunities and apheresis procedures, developing and maintaining relationships with clinicians and other clients, and use of new technology.

2. Helps choose testing instrumentation. Assists in evaluating performance parameters, ensuring superior technical performance that meets the needs of lab users and patients.

3. Ensures ongoing regulatory compliance to maintain accreditation for CAP, AABB, FACT, FDA, and The Joint Commission. Helps design processes for and provides oversight for review of quality control, proficiency testing, instrument maintenance, new test validations and other parameters to ensure ongoing quality of laboratory.

4. Reviews procedures for technical accuracy, methodological correctness, and appropriate clinical application. Signs procedures as delegated by the medical director of pathology.

5. Provides technical and scientific guidance for adding additional tests to the laboratory test menu.

6. Assists in identifying areas for laboratory involvement to promote safe and accurate patient care.

7. Works collaboratively to achieve a highly responsive, quality, cost effective laboratory and apheresis services.

8. Makes decisions about acceptability of specimens for testing.

9. Provides consultation on technical matters and makes decisions about specimen acceptability, quality control acceptability, and generation of results.

10. Meets with clinicians to address the quality of laboratory services, including test menu, result accuracy, and customer service. Advises the Director, Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis, about areas for improvement.

11. Ensures that reports of test results include pertinent information required for interpretation for specific conditions. Ensures that apheresis services are performed according to national guidelines, including the clinical conditions requiring apheresis.

12. Provides scientific and operational oversight for medical student, resident, and fellow involvement in the laboratory.

13. Coordinates clinical studies and assures involvement of professional staff and appropriate laboratory personnel in generation and analysis of data for publication. Follows laboratory and Children’s policies/procedures related to research studies.

14. Minimum of 30 – 40 hours per week at Children’s and rotation on call with Children’s-based transfusion medicine physicians.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Employment will be in the Emory + Children's Pediatric Institute. The Emory + Children’s Pediatric Institute is an affiliation between Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that is improving the lives of children in Georgia and beyond. The Pediatric Institute combines the unique strengths and resources of each institution in support of our three-part academic missions of providing outstanding clinical care, conducting innovative basic science discovery and clinical research, and coordinating exceptional education of the future healthcare workforce. Our physicians, researchers, and educators have created a model where leadership, commitment and quality are fundamental components of success. Together, we are transforming pediatrics by achieving new levels of clinical excellence—driven by research, teaching and wellness. We look forward to our future together.

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