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Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis, Section Lead

Location:  Egleston 
Requisition #:  56465


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s)  has an opening for a  Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis Section Lead.  This position will report to the Chief of Pathology and serve as a critical member of laboratory leadership in this large pediatric healthcare system. 

The Transfusion Medicine and Apheresis Section Lead will join a group of eighteen faculty members based at Children’s, nine of whom are existing Clinical Pathologists or PhD laboratory scientists.  The department is known for outstanding pediatric clinical and anatomic pathology services, including a national presence in pediatric pathology and laboratory medicine.  Successful candidates should demonstrate leadership skills and experience in transfusion medicine, technical excellence, and good interpersonal skills, allowing for productive interactions with other transfusion medicine specialists, members of the department, technical staff, and caregivers. The ability to work both within and outside the department to lead or support research in transfusion medicine is also important.


1. Ensures regulatory compliance of section under direction.

2. Ensures operations run efficiently day to day. Provides leadership for physicians and technical staff. Resolves issues. Ensures service is covered.

3. Performs service work to provide diagnostic testing for physicians.

4. Serves as an expert resource for clinical or diagnostic issues. Provides education for the laboratory technical staff and learners.

5. Represents the laboratory in system-wide meetings.

6. Meets with lab leadership to identify areas for improvement. Leads change.

7. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills and aptitude for conflict resolution, problem-solving, staff development, and time management
  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:
    • Personal organization and time management
    • Human relations and teamwork
    • Personal adaptability
    • Personal motivation
    • Listening


  • At least four years of experience in Transfusion Medicine


  • Doctor of allopathic or osteopathic medicine or equivalent
  • Successful completion of post-graduate residency training program or fellowship in pathology or a related field


  • Licensed or eligible to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
  • Board certification in Transfusion Medicine


  • At least two years of experience in a leadership role


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Not Present
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Not Present
Pushing/Pulling - Not Present
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Physician/PhD - Physician/PhD

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Pathology, Pediatric, Healthcare