Blood Bank Supervisor
Company: Hospital Corporation of America
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Posted: October 02, 2017
Reference ID: 01417-8281
Doctors Hospital is located in Augusta, Georgia, the state's second largest and oldest city, and is home of the annual Masters Golf Tournament. Doctors Hospital is nationally known for our Burn Center, the largest in the U.S. We have also been recognized as a top performing hospital by the Joint Commission, Cancer Center accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Chest Pain Accredited, earned the Joint Commission's certificate of distinction for total hip and total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgery, and we are the only CARF accredited facility in our area. We have a growth strategy in trauma and emergency services, having recently obtained Level III Designation and working toward Level II.
We are searching for a new Blood Bank Supervisor, responsible for the overall technical and administrative operation of the laboratory Blood Bank area. Performs and demonstrates proficiency and understanding in Blood Bank, assists in instructing other personnel as assigned, and performs clinical laboratory tests and procedures which require the exercise of independent judgment and responsibility. Assures that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.
Principal Responsibilities :
• Evaluates, develops and implements new technical procedures for Blood Bank to ensure accurate and efficient delivery of services.
• Works with Medical Director to develop policies and procedures, in compliance with regulatory agencies. Maintains established technical and operation standards to ensure compliance with licensing and accrediting agencies.
• Maintains and organizes inventory of blood products and reagents.
• Conducts Blood Product Deviations (BPDs)/incidents/errors and accidents review
• Documents and reviews transfusion reactions/adverse events
• Performs FDA required look-back investigations to identify and inform recipients of blood potentially infected with HIV or HCV; reporting of transfusion related fatalities to FDA
• Manages and implements staffing requirements and assignments. Assists the Director with interviewing and selection, retention, disciplinary actions and terminations in conjunction with the Director and Human Resources. Completes performance evaluations.
• Oversees orientation, in-service training, competency and continuing education of all person(s) in department.
• Provides input to the director regarding space/equipment recommendations, budgetary needs, and other resources needed by the department.
• Develops and presents programs for training and continuing education.
Blood Utilization Management:
In partnership with medical director and Blood Utilization Committee (BUC), the Blood Bank manager oversees the patient blood management (PBM) program to include:
• Develop and implement/maintain policies and procedures to effectively and safely use blood components in compliance with published best practices, regulations, and accreditation standards.
• Conducts concurrent and retrospective audits on the utilization of blood components.
• Evaluation of blood ordering guidelines; partners with laboratory medical director, BUC and Advanced Clinicals in implementing and educating clinicians as required.
• Critical review of massive blood loss, consent, and blood administration policies; make recommendations to update as needed.
• Perform random audits on transfusion events for consent and compliance with the hospitals blood product administration policies and procedures.
• Participates in the investigation of error and accidents and reports to laboratory director, medical director, and transfusion and pathology committees.
• Monitor blood waste and develop process improvement initiatives to minimize blood waste.
• Consult with clinical services regarding program changes that will affect blood product use, blood transfusion equipment needs, and regulatory issues that affect transfusions.
• Identify and investigate any trends related to transfusion practices.
• Act as a resource for questions about transfusion medicine from all services.
• Coordinate Blood Utilization Committee (BUC) meetings and agenda with Chief Medical Officer.
• Provide materials for and education to physicians, technologists, and nursing personnel on the benefits and risks of transfusion, the appropriate use of blood products, and the use of alternative treatment modalities.
• Maintain a proactive involvement in related professional organizations.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of new developments in patient blood management.