Chief Medical Officer

American Red Cross Statewide, AL

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Job Description:


Oversee the development and implementation of all medical policies and procedures of the division and blood regions in which the DCMO resides. Interact with hospital customers and coordinate communication among the blood services regions and the local and national medical community, in concert with BHQ. Provide accurate and timely medical and technical consultation in transfusion medicine to all operational areas of the division and its customers. Promote the image of the Red Cross in the medical community by serving on transfusion committees, medical and technical advisory committees, and external committees of AABB, CAP, ASFA, and other professional organizations.

Responsible for hiring and management of divisional Medical Directors and oversight of medical coverage across the division. Responsible for performance management of the Medical Directors in promoting a customer-facing emphasis in the field medical office. Ensure coverage for all medical roles in standard operating procedures and regulated blood center operations, patient services, and research in the division, in collaboration with the BHQ Medical Office.


  • Manage divisional Medical Directors including, but not limited to hiring, training, coaching, evaluating, and disciplining to form a coherent and skilled field medical team and enhance the operational success of the Red Cross.
  • Arrange for adequate coverage of all medical functions in the division and facilitate cross-coverage agreements among divisional Medical Directors.
  • Ensure sound medical decisions across the division in cooperation with BHQ Medical Office to ensure a consistent approach in blood center activities in the division.
  • Serve with division leadership and guide senior management teams. May also serve as the designee for the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Medical Consultant in Transfusion Service, Patient Services, Patient Blood Management
  • Provide medical consultation in transfusion medicine, blood banking, and patient services to hospital customers.
  • Organize and participate in regional Medical and Technical Advisory Committees or equivalent programs for hospital customers.
  • Provide continuing medical education to external customers and internal audiences.
  • Promote the safe and effective use of blood components through interactions with hospital customers, and participation on transfusion committees and professional organization committees (i.e., AABB, CAP).
  • Direct patient service programs including but are not limited to therapeutic apheresis, stem cell collection and processing, perioperative autologous cell salvage, and patient blood management as needed.
  • Medical Oversight of Blood Center Operations and Regulated Activities.
  • Direct the medical aspects of regulated blood center operations including collections, donor management, recipient & donor adverse reactions, suspect product investigations, and other operational systems.
  • Participate in the development of national procedures, policies, or position statements on medical criteria for donor eligibility and safety, component quality, and transfusion practice.
  • Investigate concerns and complaints related to donor complications, customer service, or hospital relationships including notification of Executive Leadership, as necessary; plan and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Serve as CLIA Laboratory Director for regulated collection activities in assigned regions, immunohematology laboratories, HLA laboratories, stem cell collection and processing, and/or national testing laboratories.
  • The Divisional Chief Medical Officer (DCMO) manages the divisional Medical Directors to build a coherent medical team and comprehensive coverage in the division and engagement in National initiatives.

    The CMO will be expected to travel between the regions to which they are assigned, as little as 20% but up to 50% of their time as needed.

  • 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 or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of current/projected trends in transfusion medicine/blood banking and hospital health care and knowledge of medical/technical principles of blood center operations is required.
  • Must be licensed in the state of the primary site of the assigned regions and other states served by the regions and/or division, as needed.
  • Must obtain and maintain professional credentials in medicine, including but not limited to state medical licensure, laboratory director certification, and specialty boards.
  • DEA certification may be required.
  • 7 years of experience in blood banking/transfusion medicine or related field is desired.
  • Experience in blood center operations with increasing levels of responsibility is highly desirable.
  • Experience in relevant medical/scientific research and scholarly activities sufficient to warrant academic appointment is highly desirable.
  • 7 years of supervisory/management experience required.

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