Gather essential and accurate clinical and laboratory patient information using all relevant available modalities including the Hospital Information System (Merlin).
Act as a consultant to other clinicians to develop a diagnostic plan based on specific clinical questions and relevant clinical and pathologic information. This should be accomplished both in the patient-specific setting and the broader context of developing appropriate clinical pathway algorithms for laboratory diagnosis.
Consult as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team in developing a therapeutic plan that includes laboratory monitoring of efficacy and toxicity. Where clinically appropriate, consult on the use of laboratory-based therapeutics such as blood transfusion and other forms of cellular therapy.
Provide consultation on the interpretation and follow-up of unusual or unexpected test results.
Consult as a clinical expert in blood banking at multidisciplinary conferences.
Correctly classify transfusion reactions and give appropriate treatment recommendations.
Choose appropriate cross-matching methods for various patients (e.g., electronic, immediate spin, and antiglobulin phase, etc.).
Recognize and appropriately refer serological evaluations that are beyond the scope of a hospital-based transfusion service/blood bank.
Correctly choose (or recommend) the appropriate blood product for patients with special needs.
Triage and screen requests for blood components appropriately during inventory shortages. This may include shortages of platelets and O negative RBCs.
Demonstrate the ability to perform blood utilization reviews of RBCs, platelets, FFP, cryoprecipitate and other blood components.
Be familiar with requirements for autologous and allogeneic blood donors.
Be familiar with the initial management of whole blood and apheresis donor reactions.
Be familiar with the management of reactions that occur during peripheral blood hematopoietic stem cell collections or therapeutic apheresis procedures.
Work with health care providers, in the generation of accurate and clinically useful clinical pathology reports and effective communication of results to clinicians.
West Virginia University
School of Medicine
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P.O. Box 9100
Morgantown, WV 26506-9600