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Histocompatibility Assistant Director

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when accessing Candidate Home.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?Join us-Where your Career is a Force for Good!Job Description:WHY CHOOSE US?As one of the nation's premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve. Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference.The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women's Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine!WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (Job Overview): As part of a defined training plan, this position is reporting the Laboratory Director and includes participation in multi-disciplinary research in collaboration with clinical teams, lead quality improvement initiatives, contribute to process improvements, develop, and validate new procedures, and train lab staff, medical students, residents, and fellows. Assist ASHI approved Laboratory Director with management of staff, budgets, environment, work processes, and compliance. Provide expertise in the overall operation and administration of the HLA laboratory including tracking, recording and reporting of test results promptly, accurately and proficiently, and assuring compliance with ASHI standards at American Red Cross. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State, and local regulations.WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities):

  • Be trained and competent in all Histocompatibility and Immunogenetic testing methods and technologies that support both Solid Organ and Stem Cell transplant, and in analysis and interpretation of all testing methods and technologies.
  • Participate in QA reporting and monitoring, proficiency testing review, competency assessment, personnel evaluations, workload assessment, cost report, computer system, laboratory test management, interactions with transplant center personnel, and compliance with regulatory agencies.
  • Execute the training plan/timeline and keep detailed documentation required by ASHI. Participate in teaching functions for the lab staff, medical students, residents, and fellows.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary research in collaboration with clinical teams. Contribute to the lab functions as needed.
  • Be accessible to test personnel and resolve technical problems following the lab policies and procedures.
  • Provide backup to the lab director in trained and competent areas.
  • Participate in performance improvement initiatives and demonstrates the use of quality improvement in daily operations.Standard Schedule: M-F Day ShiftWHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications):
    • Education: Ph.D. or MD/DO degree in a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science required. Eligible to be certified as the lab director by the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.
    • Experience: Minimum 2 years of post-doctoral research training and applicable experience to include serological testing, solid-phase assays, molecular biology techniques including NGS, and flow cytometry technologies as applicable to solid organ testing or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
    • Skills & Abilities: Extensive scientific HLA knowledge and technical skills in the following areas preferred: HLA serology and molecular genetics, HLA antibody screening /identification of HLA antibody specificity, cross matching techniques to support stem cell transplantation programs and platelet transfusion therapy and other areas in the field of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Demonstrate excellent customer service and positive professional image. Working knowledge or databases and big data, IT and genomic software to include NextGen sequence data. Excellent written and verbal communications skills necessary to interact with all levels of hospital staff with effective collaboration and interpersonal skills. Must possess demonstrated attention to detail and teaching/coaching abilities. Ability to work on a team and independently to solve problems.BENEFITS FOR YOU:We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.
      • Medical, Dental Vision plans
      • Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts
      • PTO + Holidays
      • 401K with 5% match
      • Paid Family Leave
      • Employee Assistance
      • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term
      • Service Awards and recognitionApply 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.Interested in Volunteering?Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.Visit to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.To view the EEOC Summary of Rights, click here: Summary of Rights

Keywords: American Red Cross, Philadelphia , Histocompatibility Assistant Director, Executive , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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