MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is seeking to recruit an outstanding executive to serve as the Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine to succeed the current Medical Director, who will retire on June 30, 2019. The Medical Director will provide the patient care services for which he/she is clinically privileged and play an important role in the regional level setting the standard of care in transfusion service among the nine MedStar Hospitals. The Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine is an expert in transfusion medicine, provides medical and technical oversight of Transfusion Services, and trains residents rotating in the transfusion medicine service line. This executive will assist the Medical Director, Clinical Laboratory on as needed basis.
Transfusion Service Overview
The Transfusion Service, formerly known as the Blood Bank, provides Red Blood Cells, Plasma, Apheresis Platelets, Cryoprecipitated AHF and other blood products to support medical care, including surgeries, bone marrow and solid organ transplants. In 2017, the Transfusion Service issued approximately 10,000 units Red Blood Cells, 4,500 units of Plasma, 1,100 units of Cryoprecipitate and 2,200 units of Apheresis Platelets.
The Transfusion Service also provides immunohematology laboratory services 24/7/365. Blood typing and screening for blood group antibodies is performed using two ultra-sensitive, state-of-the-art automated solid phase immunohematologic analyzers. In 2017, the Transfusion Service performed 29,000 ABO/Rh typings, 20,000 antibody screens and 20,000 crossmatches.
In addition, the Transfusion Service supports the training of Pathology residents and medical students in the subspecialty of Transfusion Medicine. During the prior 5 years, the Transfusion Service has supported scientific journal publications in medical journals on the subjects of non-hemolytic passenger lymphocyte syndrome, the DEL phenotype, serologic weak D phenotype, Rh immunoprophylaxis, and blood group genotyping.
Finally, the Transfusion Service maintains a consultation service for physicians who have patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia, refractoriness to platelet transfusions, difficulty locating rare blood, pregnancy complicated by blood group antibodies or a history of transfusion reactions.
Delivery of the highest quality and safest patient care, including compliance with all regulatory agencies.
Provide quality transfusion services, along with assisting in the review and justification of capital expenditure requests for the best transfusion/blood banking equipment available for the operation.
Assist with supervising, engagement, and recruitment of the best-fit medical transfusion/blood bank staff possible.
Coordinate continuing education for technicians, medical students, residents and fellows.
Participate in all the MedStar Integrated Transfusion Service activities including attending the Lab Advisory Council.
Key accountabilities include, but are not limited to:
Provides direct patient care services on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Provides subspecialty consultation and follow-up.
Provides diagnostic and therapeutic services/procedures.
Assists the Medical Director and/or Chair with the administration and provision of appropriate attending coverage of emergencies.
Assists the Medical Director and/or Chair with the professional and fiscal management of the department.
Provides direct supervision of departmental staff and assumes departmental administrative duties as assigned by the Medical Director and/or Chair.
Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure departmental compliance with all external regulatory agencies including, but not limited to JCL and the Department of Regulatory Affairs.
Assists in regulatory compliance and inspections for CMS, JC, CAP, ASHI, AABB, FACT, FDA, DOH, and all other applicable regulatory agencies.
Ensures all clinical resources are utilized efficiently and in accordance with responsible clinical and fiscal management principles, policies and procedures.
Ensures adherence of departmental standards of care are met to achieve the highest quality patient care delivery.
Supports the medical education programs and activities of the department.
Provides direct supervision of medical students, residents, fellows and allied health care professionals for the delivery of inpatient and outpatient services.
Conducts teaching rounds, lectures and conferences for medical students, residents and fellows.
Participates in the postgraduate continuing education activities of the department.
Participates in the teaching and supervision of all allied health professionals assigned to the department.
Supports the scholarly activity of the department through contributions to the medical literature.
Participates in the development and implementation of clinical research protocols consistent with applicable institutional standards and guidelines.
Supports the Medical Director and/or Chair of the department in his/her role as liaison to the private practice community.
Builds strong professional relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to advance the department’s strategic goals and image, as well as the institution’s mission.
Conducts teaching rounds or conferences outside of the hospital, particularly if these activities support departmental teaching programs. All such activities shall have the prior approval of the Medical Director and Chair of the department and the mediator Chief of Professional or his designee. Autopsy Directorship is also currently available.
A current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the District of Columbia and state of Maryland.
Completed a Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking.
Board Certified in Transfusion Medicine.
Minimum of five (5) years of professional post-residency experience in direct patient care.
Demonstrated successful leadership managing the Transfusion Service of a large healthcare facility.
Demonstrated ability to assess business needs, design and implement programs and evaluate results.
Possesses academic credentials to qualify for an appointment as an Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
The Medical Director, Transfusion Services will be a decisive, dynamic leader who has the ability to assist with developing effective teams, hold people accountable for results, and positively affect behavior in others to achieve high performance and personal satisfaction.
Strategic, forward-thinking leader with a proven ability to communicate a vision and drive results.
Superior intellectual horsepower to operate effectively in a complex, competitive environment to develop effective strategies.
Develop strong relationships and influence stakeholders in a large, highly matrixed organization.
Ability to inspire and persuasively communicate ideas, overcome obstacles, and lead people.
Strong leadership skills characterized by a high degree of humility and the ability to drive results.
High energy with an ability to multi-task and perform under pressure.
A team leader who can energize and motivate, but also build, develop and work with functional experts spanning all disciplines within the institution.
Demonstrated ability to develop direct reports.
Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written, oral, listening, influencing, coaching, and strategic communication planning).
Combination of high IQ and high EQ; excellent emotional competencies to effectively lead and partner with others to achieve goals.
Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments; participative management style
Collaborative, engaging, coaching and charismatic leadership style
A transparent communicator with respect for others
Unwavering integrity and sense of purpose
Courage and perseverance
Positive and optimistic attitude
Confident yet humble
About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in northwest Washington, DC. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis - caring for the whole person - MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting, compassionate environment.
Georgetown University Hospital was founded in 1898 as part of Georgetown University. Through its 100-year relationship with Georgetown University, the hospital collaborates in training students from both the School of Medicine (almost 500 residents and fellows annually) and the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Additionally, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital works closely with the university's research enterprise to help bring innovative therapies from the scientific laboratory to the patient bedside.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medic...al excellence and leadership.
In July 2000, Georgetown University entered into a partnership with Medstar Health, a not-for-profit organization of two other Washington hospitals and five Baltimore hospitals, including another Catholic hospital. MedStar is a $5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and is one of the largest employers in the region. Its vision is to be the trusted leader caring for people and advancing health.
As one of the top 10 largest secular healthcare systems in the country and the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, DC region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals and more than 270 outpatient access points, the MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2), and a comprehensive scope of health-related organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in health care. MedStar currently holds 21 percent of the area’s inpatient market share and serves more than 500,000 patients annually.
MedStar combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. Its 30,000 associates, 8,400 nurses and 6,000 affiliated physicians all support MedStar’s Patient First philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. Its associate engagement exceeds the national average for health care and Fortune 500 high-performing companies, which translates into a workforce dedicated to providing the highest quality care to their communities. Additionally, MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the Medical Education and Clinical Partner of Georgetown University.
The organization was created in 1998 when Helix Health of Baltimore, Maryland, and Medlantic Health Care of Washington, DC, came together with a vision to create an integrated, regional healthcare delivery network. Today, that vision has come into sharp focus as MedStar has evolved to become the region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare delivery system.
In support of this vision, significant investments have been made in population health, shifting the focus from episodic care to the health of the community; major expansion of the ambulatory care platform is bringing health services closer to where people live and work; and over $300 million was provided in community benefit to the region. MedStar is aggressively providing unprecedented access across the region at community-based sites, ranging from primary care and specialty care physician offices, to family care centers, multispecialty care centers, urgent care centers, and large-scale “hospitals without beds.” At the close of 2007, MedStar had 95 care access points (excluding hospitals). Under the leadership of President and CEO Ken Samet since 2008, MedStar has grown to more than 270 care access points. MedStar is committed to improving how its communities’ experience and access health care.