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Director, Blood Bank Pathology
  • Location: Boston , MA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #16012

Job Description: 

  • Provides oversight for the planning, talent, and work processes associated with a world-class blood bank.
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing innovative technology and practices to serve the needs of a large academic hospital. In collaboration with the Medical Director, leads research initiatives to advance blood bank practices.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, leads the operational, technical, and administrative functions in the lab, ensuring optimal delivery of products that meet internal and external regulatory standards.
  • Leads, engages,and develops a diverse staff of Medical Laboratory Scientists (Medical Technologists) at varying points in their careers with the goal of providing best in class employee experience.
  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Planning – Sets strategic direction for department based on key industry trends and needs of the department, and aligns with hospital priorities.
      • In collaboration with IS, identifies information technology needs, establishes priorities and plans, and oversees the implementation of initiatives.
      • Investigates new technologies and benchmarking trends, and ensures successful participation with local and national hemovigilance initiatives.
      • Oversees laboratory space, equipment, and inventory management to meet department and financial needs.
      • In collaboration with the Medical Director, oversees the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives.
      • In collaboration with the Blood Bank Compliance Officer, oversees development of validation plans and monitors progress to ensure regulatory standards are met.
    • Relationship Management – Collaborates with Blood Donor Center leadership to facilitate a strong partnership in support of institufional blood collection goals.
      • Establishes collaborative relationships with other departments to ensure services are delivered to meet safety and quality standards.
      • Actively participates on BWH leadership committees, representing the department and facilitating the achievement of BWH priorities.
      • Assumes overall responsibility for establishing and maintaining relationships with outside vendors, to meet the needs of the department and hospital.
      • Negotiates contracts with outside vendors for service and materials and ensures delivery in accordance with the contract.
    • Work Processes – Oversees the development and implementation of new programs, methods, tests, instruments, and procedures.
      • In collaboration with Executive Director, analyzes blood utilization trends by clinical service to identify opportunities to improve blood product utilization, including modification of transfusion guidelines.
      • In collaboration with Medical Director, assists with development and implementation of research projects initiated both within and outside the Blood Bank.
      • Develops, recommends and implements as required, new approaches, policies, and practices to effect continual improvement in the efficiency of the department and the services it provides.
      • Keeps abreast of developments in Blood Bank practices.
      • In collaboration with leadership team, develops and implements communication structure and methods to ensure transparency.
      • Provides regular updates to senior leadership on the priorities, productivity, and engagement of team.
      • Ensures compliance with all appropriate codes and regulations in collaboration with Compliance Manager.  
    • Talent Management- Oversees the recruiting, hiring, onboarding, professional development, and annual evaluation of leaders, and if necessary, termination.
      • Coaches and mentors leaders to develop strong skills that facilitate the desired department culture and achievement of outcomes.
      • In collaboration with Human Resources, oversees talent development planning for department, and identification of strategies to support team to be successful.
      • In collaboration with the Blood Bank leadership team and human resources, revises organizational structure and human capital plans to optimize talent and meet department needs. Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Supervisory Responsibilities: – The role oversees: (2) managers, (5) supervisors and (30+) individual contributors in the Transfusion Medicine department.


  • MT(ASCP)SBB reqquired with a Bachelor' s Degree in Medical Technology or a related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years experience as a Blood Bank clinical supervisor, experienced in directing a large team and planning, managing and organizing resources within short/medium/long term timeframes.
  • Minimum of 7 years technical blood bank experience.
  • Computer literate in business software necessary to perform the technical/management responsibilities of the position.


  • 130-140K+ Depending on experience
  • Health/Dental/Vision/PTO 
  • Work From Home: 1 day per week

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 18 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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#MTP Job ID: 16012

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