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Blood Bank Administrator

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Indianapolis, IN
$70,000 - $70,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
May 01, 2017
Job ID
TITLE: Blood Bank Administrator
LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN

Are you considering a career change?
Would you be interested in living in a large city that doesn't feel like it. The Indianapolis area has something for everyone.
If so, an opportunity to work an established organization that serves several locations in Indiana is looking for someone to join their team.

The Blood Bank Network Administrator assists in development of data-driven pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes to ensure the highest levels of quality and provides guidance and assistance for Transfusion Services in all the facilities.

The following major functions describe the essential duties of this role. Associates in this role may not perform all of these duties or may perform duties not listed.

Quality Assurance
1.    Participates in the collection, evaluation, and reporting of quality monitor data and the development of corrective actions in response to quality findings.
2.    Assists in the development, monitoring, and reporting of quality indicators, including but not limited to, reportable quality issues, proficiency testing outcomes, revised reports tracking, and performance on inspections.
3.    Ensures prompt and complete reporting of all Quality issues and is in compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP).
4.    Provides training and support to the facilities in the use of document control program.
5.    Advises technical supervisors on validation plan development and evaluation of new test validation results.
6.    Assists with the development of curriculum for all disciplines.
7.    Assists the technical supervisors with competency assessment programs.
8.    Interacts with all associates to elicit suggestions relative to customer compliant resolutions and implements corrective action to ensure customer satisfaction.
9.    Maintains expertise in College of American Pathologists (CAP), Joint Commission (JC) and State Department of Health (SDOH) regulations and guidelines with a particular focus on transfusion medicine.
10.    Participates in internal inspection processes to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations; College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation requirements; and company standards. Ensures that laboratory management implements corrective action when non-conformancies are found.
Transfusion Services
1.    Assists in the development and management of orientation program for associates assigned to facilities where blood banking is performed.
2.    Serves as the Champion of the Blood Bank Best Practices Team.
3.    Works with Blood Bank Best Practice Team to ensure that hospital facilities adhere to and adopt all transfusion services policies and initiatives to support the companies vision for a centralized transfusion service.
4.    Conducts or evaluates annual site inspections and observations of hospital based transfusion service facilities, ensuring compliance and offering ideas for efficiences in work processes.
5.    Serves as a resource to clients, hospital staff, and laboratory personnel concerning all aspects of transfusion services.
6.    Mentors key laboratory Transfusion Services Specialists to ensure strong leadership and participation in hospital transfusion committees and blood management initiatives. 
7.    Trains hospital based facilities on the data collection and reporting of all transfusion services statistics.
8.    Assists in the development of blood banking skills for hospital based managers and directors.
1.    Maintains well-organized files to assist in efficient retrieval of information at all times.
2.    Follows all company safety and compliance policies and practices as a condition of employment.
3.    Assists with resolving safety problems and complaints as needed
4.    Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Baccalaureate degree in medical technology or life sciences required. 
Qualified candidates must be certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent. 
Candidates who meet the qualifications for a Technical Laboratory Supervisor (General Supervisor for transfusion services) as defined by CLIA ’88 are preferred. 
A minimum of five years of experience performing high complexity laboratory testing is required. 
Experience in blood banking with an SBB certification is preferred. 
Previous experience in a leadership role, such as a coordinator or lead position.

This position reports to the Director Regulatory Affairs.
There is no direct supervisory responsibility. Person provides transfusion services technical oversight support to laboratory managers at laboratories performing transfusion-related testing
Must be able to serve as a mentor in the use and adaptation of good laboratory and company safety practices.
Must be able to adapt and respond to rapidly changing processes.
Must demonstrate the ability to master computer applications used in this role (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; laboratory information system programs).
Must be able to work with numeric and qualitative data, including data analysis and summarization.
Must be willing to travel to the locations throughout Indiana and be willing to work evening or night shifts on occasion as projects require.
Must be able to effectively and confidently interact with present and potential customers.

The position offers a salary that depends on experience and they have an excellent benefit package and will assist in relocation.