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Medical Director

at OneBlood

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 5239
Keywords: operations

Job Description

  • Job ID
    Ft Lauderdale-Main (Cyp)
    SMT Medical Direction
    Geographic Location
    US-FL-Ft Lauderdale
    Internal Title
    Medical Director
  • Overview

    Directs medical and technical aspects of blood center operations including transfusion services, reference laboratories, donor services, therapeutic apheresis and cellular therapy. Provides medical direction and consultation for transfusion medicine-related clinical services at healthcare facilities served by the organization. Participates in donor communications related to eligibility for blood donation, deferral and counseling and supports donor services staff in the medical management of donors. Participates in research as indicated. Acts as Laboratory Director under CLIA provisions.

    This position will be located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


    The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the duties and responsibilities performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

    • Provides medical and technical support to the compatibility laboratories, cellular therapy laboratory, immunohematology reference laboratories, red blood cell genotyping and HLA laboratory, and transfusion medicine clinical services
    • Provides medical and technical support to the Therapeutic Apheresis, National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and Clinical Discovery Institute (CDI) department staff related to procedures and collections
    • Supports donor services staff in the medical management of donors and participates in donor counseling and deferral communications
    • Provides directorship of Transfusion Medicine Specialist (TMS) clinics regionally as assigned
    • Participates in research, including acting as Principal Investigator as required
    • Participates in interdisciplinary projects
    • Assists client hospital physicians, staff and administration in the delivery of safe and effective transfusion and cellular therapies
    • Represents the organization on peer review groups at customer health care institutions
    • Acts as, or provides support to, Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) assigned under contract with hospitals served by the organization for such service
    • Participates in the educational programs of the organization, including the teaching of medical technologist students, nursing staff, medical students and physicians in affiliated residency and fellowship graduate training programs
    • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the formulation or revision of policies and procedures throughout the organization
    • Represents the organization at the national level via participation in industry associations and committees
    • Ensures CLIA certification and compliance in respective areas and performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with all applicable federal, state, local and agency regulations
    • Provides on-call medical coverage for assigned service area


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    M.D.or D.O. degree with board certification in Clinical Pathology, Internal Medicine or Hematology and sub-specialty board certified in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine by a Board Registry recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a physician in a transfusion medicine/blood banking setting required. Familiarity with therapeutic apheresis, stem cell transplantation, and research preferred.


    Appropriate state licenses will be required as needed. Must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain appointments at hospitals served by the organization.


    • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply federal, state and agency regulations as they relate to blood banking and transfusion medicine as well as related research areas.
    • Ability to formulate, initiate, and administer policies and procedures for effective control
    • Ability to organize work for timely completion
    • Ability to speak, write, read, and understand English
    • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Ability to present complex topics in a public forum
    • Ability to delegate, manage and supervise effectively
    • Ability to work with minimal supervisionAbility to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
    • Ability to think strategically, plan and implement projects
    • Skill in operating office equipment and software
    • Intermediate computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applicationsAbility to travel up to 50% of the time
    • Ability to commute with either personal transportation or company provided vehicle.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds).


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Functions are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as inclement weather, atmospheric elements and pathogenic substances. Performance of this job could expose the employee to blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.