Transfusion Safety Officer
We have a wonderful new opportunity in the Clinical Labs! Our Blood Bank is one of the busiest in the world as it supports one of the Health Systems with the highest amount of transplants in the world.
The Transfusion Safety and Blood Management Officer (TSO) is responsible for the development of the Blood Management Program to assure that all transfusion-related activities are designed to ensure patient safety, comply with all Hospital Policies and Procedures, and meet or exceed DPH, TJC, FDA, AABB, and other accreditation and regulatory agency standards.
Once the Blood Management Program is established:
Collaborates with all levels of clinical and medical personnel to evaluate transfusion management strategies and offer recommendations for improvement
Assist in establishing policies, processes, and procedures to support blood management and utilization models that meet regulatory standards and guidelines based on evidence-based transfusion medicine practices
Establish a process to track, analyze and audit key performance metrics and will offer recommendations to address areas of concern to improve safety and treatment efficacy, and reduce costs
Serve as a resource to nurses, clinicians and laboratory staff for issues related to blood management and administration and transfusion safety, and prepare and present education materials to accomplish this task
Responsibilities also include the following:
Assist with the preparation of the annual Blood Management Program budget
Promote cost containment
Monitor revenue production and cost savings created by the blood management program
Provide scheduled updates to the Blood and Blood Derivatives Committee, Medical Staff meetings, Laboratory department meetings, Nursing Administrative Council, and Hospital Quality Council on issues related to blood management and transfusion safety
Work in conjunction with the Transfusion Medicine Medical Director, Manager of the Transfusion Service, and Nursing leadership to establish, monitor and maintain safety protocols and procedures which comply with hospital policies and regulatory requirements
Develop annual goals for the Blood Management Program in conjunction with the organization's quality plan
Maintain effective communication and coordination with all disciplines that interface with blood management and transfusion activities
Support the organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards to all customer groups.
Highly desired a current CA RN License or CA Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) License
RN: MSN degree strongly preferred. Three years of clinical experience, two of which have had an administrative component
CLS: Four years of recent clinical laboratory experience in a Transfusion Service
Detailed knowledge of regulations and accreditation standards related to blood transfusion
Knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for the appropriate use of blood product.
Ability to apply evidence-based guidelines to improve clinical outcomes
Experience in the gathering, analysis, and presentation of data in order to promote change/improvement
Ability to develop and prepare written technical reports (method development, product trials)
Ability to write concise, well-organized analytical reports
Ability to generate and analyze data for abstract and manuscript preparation
Demonstrated skill in speaking on a one-to-one basis using appropriate vocabulary and grammar (English) to obtain or give information, explain procedures, teach, etc., and to report results
Ability to promote and use interpersonal skills to provide excellent customer service
Solid computer skills and knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software applications