Lab Services Executive at American Red Cross

Title: Lab Services Executive

Work Location: REMOTE –The Chief Medical Officer can reside anywhere in the US – Preferred residence in US North East or Metro Chicago

**** As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment ****

Job Description:

The Lab Services Executive provides medical and technical consultation to Biomedical Headquarters and Blood Regions regarding blood banking operations and oversees the development and implementation of all medical policies and procedures related to Laboratory Services (LS) operations. Responsible for the long-range planning, strategy and management of the Laboratory Services operations from a medical standpoint. Represents LS from medical standpoint to senior management and the laboratory industry at the national level. Also serves as the executive physician over LS, which includes diagnostic laboratories such as Molecular Diagnostics, Immunohematology, and Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Functions as Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Director for regulated activities in assigned regions related to the collection and performance of immunohematology testing, stem cell collection and processing, and as a Clinical Medical Consultant to support histocompatibility and molecular diagnostic laboratories.


  • Strategic Planning-Participates in planning and implementation processes, ensuring long-range goals are developed to be relevant and effective for program management and are aligned with national initiatives and medical best practices.
  • Business Development -Actively involved in expanding LS test menu offerings through direct sales presentations and assisting PPM & LS Leadership with medical advice. Builds industry relationships with advocates, customers, healthcare providers, and other industry stakeholders to increase the use of LS test menu offerings.
  • Branding-Enhances LS brand recognition through industry collaborations and thought leadership activities that seek to improve the Standard of Care within the relevant industry/sector/specialty. Represents LS medical interests to national senior management and when requested, will participate in contract negations and customer meetings.
  • Litigation-Provides expert medical opinion and participates as needed in all medically related litigation involving LS as requested by CMO or the Office of General Counsel.
  • Program Management– Oversees medical activities for hospital customers, providing medical consultations in direct patient care and all clinical laboratory diagnostic testing including transfusion medicine/blood banking, histocompatibility, and molecular diagnostics (as applicable to assigned area).
  • Performs medical director and clinical duties to support regional, divisional, or national activities. Will operate under general guidelines from national senior management. Will work directly with LS Sr. Management to set priorities and own work. Provides support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.


Requires an MD or DO with specialty in hematology, pathology, or related discipline and 7-10 years of experience with 3-5 years of supervisory experience. 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. Credentialing in Transfusion Medicine is desired.

Medical directors must meet all of the requirements of the state where they are designated as laboratory directors or assistant directors. Laboratory directors or assistant directors for a clinical laboratory or blood bank holding a New York State clinical laboratory permit must hold a Certificate of Qualification in the required category(ies). DEA certification may be required.

For those candidates located in Colorado, the salary range for this position is: $209,000- $230,000 Note that the American Red Cross sets salary ranges aligned to a specific geographic location in which the job or employee resides. The stated salary range in this posting is an average and may not be reflective of your individual circumstances. We will review specific salary information at the time of phone screening based upon your location.