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Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director

at San Diego Blood Bank

Posted: 8/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1109241

Job Description

  • 13-Jun-2019 to 12-Sep-2019 (PST)
  • Administration
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Summary

The Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director is responsible for the medical and clinical activities of the San Diego Blood Bank.  The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive and collaborative style, guided by local, state, federal and international laws, regulations, codes, standards or directives and the objectives of the company.  The position provides medical oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery, potency, purity and safety of blood products and services, including our immunohematology laboratory.  Responsibilities also include the strategy, development and implementation of innovative blood collection and research programs that include collaboration with all operational and strategic business partners.



The Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer and the following as essential job accountabilities:


  1. Build and leverage cross functional collaborative relationships to achieve shared company goals.
  2. Support donor recruitment through presentation to key decision makers in clients and prospects.
  3. Support risk management.
  4. Promote collaboration to both internal and external healthcare team members.
  5. Act as CLIA director for the SDBB Immunohematology Laboratory.
  6. Participate in senior management business, research and clinical strategy development and implementation.
  7. Participate as a staff representative to the Board of Directors.
  8. Encourages and stimulates a culture, throughout San Diego Blood Bank, of ethical, sensitivity and complaint behavior.





Donor & Patients

  1. Available as a consultant to patients, physicians, or staff with questions regarding donation or laboratory-related issues.
  2. The Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director is responsible for donor counseling program.
  3. Responsible for policy and decisions regarding donor suitability.
  4. Available for day-to-day questions regarding donor eligibility from blood collections staff, Donor Recruitment and Marketing.
  5. Available for evaluation treatment of donor complications.


Outreach & Education

  1. The Chief Medical Officer provides liaison between the San Diego Blood Bank and the blood banking and medical communities. Attend hospital therapeutics committees as well as medical/clinical blood banking conferences.
  2. Active engagement in business development opportunities to include presenting business and clinical capabilities to employers, legislative officials and other key constituents.
  3. Provide for, or assist in, ongoing medical, technical and science educational program.
  4. Provide regular formal and informal blood collection education.
  5. Plan and supervise Transfusion Medicine rotations for visiting Hematology fellows or Pathology residents.
  6. Provide educational programs for community MD, RN and MT groups.
  7. Community engagement, for example- colleges, high schools, donors.



  1. The Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director is encouraged to participate in supporting SDBB research and clinical partners.
  2. Direct support of the Cell Therapy Program and other SDBB research efforts would be a plus. These efforts may be of a basic or applied nature.
  3. Obtain or participate in gaining support, funding, grants whenever possible.
  4. Review research and partner efforts periodically with the Chief Executive Officer.



  1. Review and approve all controlled documents.
  2. Develop and recommend departmental policies, procedures and programs to ensure organizational adherence to Quality Program.
  3. Recommend and develop new services and programs. Review processes with the intent of improving efficiency and reducing costs.
  4. The Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director is involved with medical aspects of new product development and preparation of articles and abstracts for presentation and publication.
  5. With VP, Quality and Regulatory Affairs review blood collection quality control issues and policies.
  6. Develop and implement strategic goals related to the quality improvement, management programs and accreditation standards. Assist with the accreditation process and maintaining the SDBB standards for both blood collection and processing.

Working Environment


  • Normal office environment.
  • Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Physical Requirements


  • Must be able to work on a computer 4 8 hours a day.

Equipment Used


  • Normal office equipment




  • Doctor of Medicine degree


  • Subspecialty board certification in Hematology (IM) or Transfusion Medicine (Pathology) preferred
  • Active California Medical License.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.   This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


The San Diego Blood Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.