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Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Number F55140
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Open
Working Title Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine
School/Unit School of Medicine
Department Pathology
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The Department of Pathology is a diverse clinical, research, and teaching department within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Virginia. We offer a full range of pathology services to physicians, researchers, and patients at VCUHS a 780-bed tertiary-care urban teaching hospital dedicated to serving the patients and physicians of central Virginia. The hospital serves a complicated mix of patients, including a large stem cell transplant service, solid organ (kidney, liver, lung, heart, pancreas) transplantation service, Level I trauma center, high risk OB (including neonatal workups), and cardiovascular surgery service. The transfusion medicine service includes a blood bank, which transfuses over 40,000 components annually, and an apheresis center providing approximately 2,000 therapeutic procedures per year, serving a large hematopoietic stem cell transplant service. The health system has a level 3+ NICU, with 1 of only 2 ECMO centers in Virginia.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

The Department of Pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty member with expertise in clinical pathology and transfusion medicine.

Position Responsibilities

Clinical duties will include serving as Associate Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine and Associate Director or Director of Apheresis, commensurate with experience, at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS). Other duties include assisting the Medical Director of the Blood Bank with the following:

• Provide medical direction for blood bank-related clinical services, as needed.

• Provide medical oversight to all medical, technical and regulatory processes and procedures, including quality assurance program.

• Promote the use of safe and effective blood transfusion components and services throughout the medical center.

• Actively participate in the educational activities of Transfusion Medicine including: (1) didactic presentations, rounds, and seminars involving residents, medical and graduate students, and dental and allied health students; (2) continuing education for faculty, nurses, allied health personnel, and community physicians; and (3) development of workshops at the local, state, and national level.

• May function on behalf of the Medical Director in her absence

The successful applicant will work closely with clinicians in hematology, oncology, stem cell transplantation, neurology, obstetrics and cardiothoracic and trauma surgery.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications include an M.D. degree with certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Clinical Pathology as well as board certification or eligibility in Transfusion Medicine. Strong interest and/or documented experience in laboratory management is required. A scholarly record of publication in books and peer-reviewed journals is required. To be considered at the rank of full professor the successful candidate must currently serve in a national or international leadership role in Transfusion Medicine or Apheresis or must have a national reputation for service and leadership in the development of cutting edge clinical programs that are recognized for innovation, quality, efficiency, or effectiveness, or lead to improved outcomes or access.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 03/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2017
Type of Search
Application Process/Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Deidra Trabosh
Manager of Administration and Faculty Support
Department of Pathology
PO Box 980662

Posted Salary

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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