The Manager of Transfusion Medicine provides management oversight of the Transfusion Medicine Services (TMS) including Blood Bank, Cell Therapy Center, Blood Donor Program, and the Transfusion Medicine Research Center within the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. They facilitate alignment of practices with regulatory requirements and assures compliance and provide management support for the section supervisors in daily operations of assigned areas and with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health member hospitals. They coordinate long term planning activities from clinical and operational perspectives and integrates the institutional perspective into Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health operating systems.
We are seeking an engaged, energetic leader and hands-on team player to partner with and work collaboratively with our Medical Directors and Supervisors to oversee Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Transfusion Medicine Service. The successful candidate will also use their experience as a strategic leader to contribute to the development of a centralized transfusion service for the D-H Health System.
Responsibilities: a listing of the key responsibilties:
Collaboratively lead the Transfusion Medicine Division, with the TMS Medical Directors. Provide direction and necessary level of support to the TMS section supervisors. Ensure the TMS sections function smoothly and provide a high level of quality laboratory services that meet the needs of the DHMC providers, patients, and donors.
Ensure adequate staffing models are in place across the TMS section. During supervisor vacancies determines priorities, staff schedules, and provides direct oversight and ensures technical staff competencies are met.
Provides financial management activities of assigned sections including assisting TMS section supervisors with annual budget preparation, ongoing monitoring of TMS sections’ budget performance and developing strategies for improvement and/or correction of deviations from budget.
Facilitates the review process and proposals for modifying the TMS operational systems and implements necessary changes; including the capital selection of equipment, automation, and testing methodologies of the section along with the TMS Medical Directors and supervisors.
Collaboratively develops and monitors department quality indicators. Participates in quality assurance and process improvement projects or teams as needed.
Responsible for critical regulatory oversight and management to maintain inspection readiness of the Blood Bank, Blood Donor Program and Cell Therapy Center by multiple regulatory agencies.
Prepares and presents employee performance appraisals to direct reports and follow-up in timely manner. When necessary, provides TMS section supervisors support in performing personnel performance improvement activities in a timely manner and ensures thorough documentation to support actions. Monitors and coaches employees with focus for improvement and development of performance and knowledge in their field.
Provide oversight and active support of the TMS Information system implementation and other software updates. Ensure all systems are compliant with regularly requirements; monitor and implement required updates to align with new regulations and guidances.
Completes special projects as requested.
Contributes to the formation of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department strategic goals and tactics that are aligned with the overall goals and mission of the health system.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Bachelors degree required with minimum 8 years laboratory experience including 4 years in a supervisory or lead position OR other advanced degree with relevant experience.
Master’s degree preferred.
Familiarity with regulatory agencies affecting area of influence.
How can the lifestyle in New Hampshire and Vermont compliment your career? You can have amazing 4-season living with a career at one of the top health systems in the country. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. Throughout New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without ...regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.