Medical Director (Tulsa, Dallas, Houston or Wichita)

  • American Red Cross
  • Tulsa, OK, USA
  • Jul 14, 2017

Job Description

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?


Job Description:

The American Red Cross is seeking a Medical Director for our Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Blood Services Division!

Our blood donors are ordinary people – high school students, factory and office workers, business executives, parents and grandparents, and people from every walk of life. But they share common motivations – a generous spirit, a desire to give back to their community and to help others. If these are values that are important in your job search we encourage you to apply for a Medical Director position at the American Red Cross today to learn more.

This position has the option of being located in Wichita, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dallas, Texas or Houston, Texas. If the final candidate selected is out of area, relocation will be offered.

Job Summary:

• Promote the standing of the Red Cross in the medical community by forming robust and supportive partnerships with hospital customers.

• Provide accurate and timely medical and technical consultation and education in transfusion medicine to customers and to all operational areas of the assigned regions. Promote and provide patient services.

• Coordinate medical communications between the blood services regions and the local and national medical community.

• Develop and implement all medical policies and procedures of the blood regions to which the medical director is assigned.

• Responsible for the medical aspects of regulated procedures, patient services and collaborative research in the blood division, in conjunction with the Biomedical Headquarters Medical Office. Promote the Red Cross by serving on transfusion committees, medical and technical advisory committees, and external committees of AABB, CAP, ASFA, and other professional organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

• M.D. or D.O. degree with post-graduate training/specialization in blood banking/transfusion medicine is required.

• Board certified or eligible in internal medicine, pediatrics or clinical pathology.

• Board certified or eligible in blood banking/transfusion medicine is highly desirable.

• Extensive knowledge of current/projected trends in transfusion medicine/blood banking and hospital health care highly desirable.

• Knowledge of medical/technical principles of blood center operations.

• Must be licensed in the state of the primary site of the region and all states served by the region and/or Division, as needed.

• Minimum five years experience in blood banking/transfusion medicine, or related field.

• Completion of a blood banking/transfusion medicine fellowship and board certification in blood banking/transfusion medicine, hematology and/or internal medicine are desirable.

• Experience in relevant medical/scientific research and scholarly activities sufficient to warrant academic appointment is highly desirable.

What do the best Red Cross physicians do differently than your typical Transfusion Medicine physician?

Our physicians put themselves out there. For internal talks and conferences. To meet with hospital clients. To meet with industry leaders. The Red Cross firmly believes in a performance-driven environment. Even new Medical Director teammates have substantial opportunity to grow professionally & increase their scope of responsibility within the American Red Cross physician group.

What does a Red Cross Medical Director need to do to be successful?

Be a team player – in this role you will be partnering closely with the members of your Region. Additionally, you’ll be joining a network of physicians throughout a larger geographic division and as well as a national network of 30+ Transfusion Medicine physicians. Last but certainly not least – you’ll be working closely with C-level Hospital clients and Transfusion Service Medical Directors in your geographic region. Outstanding public speaking/presentation skills and interpersonal skills are essential to success in this role – we’re looking for someone that can do the “paperwork” that is part of any Medical Director job but also someone that is truly motivated & energized by working with people.

What needs to be done first?

Learn the organization – as the largest single provider of blood products, we have nationally standardized SOP’s and best practices. Our size is a significant differentiator from comparable local/regional hospital positions – this is both a strength and a challenge. Here at the Red Cross, you will be joining a large organization that runs over 200,000 blood drives per year and supplies approximately 2,700 hospitals.

There are a lot of blood banks – what makes the Red Cross different?

We’re really good at what we do. Our blood program has been in place for nearly 75 years. Additionally, our size and long experience in the field means that we do more than collect blood – in this role you would be part of an organization with the largest IRL network in the country, provides both Therapeutic Apheresis and Stem Cell collection & offers well-received CME opportunities to our hospital partners. You can learn more about the different types of services our Biomedical Services group provides at

http://www.redcrossblood.org/hospitals

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Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.

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