The Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Transplantation (LIT) is the support laboratory for the OHSU combined transplant programs (kidney, heart, pancreas, liver, bone marrow), other area transplant programs and the OPO laboratory for the Pacific Northwest Transplant Bank. LIT provides many clinical and investigative functions, with the primary purposes to ascertain optimum donor and recipient combinations and optimum immunosuppressive regimens. LIT provides an intergral process for organ allocation to our transplant programs by applying program specific criteria and selecting the most appropriate recipients for deceased and living donation.
This position oversees all aspects of the operation of the LIT including, but not limited to, providing high quality histocompatibility testing, reviewing case reports, financial management, staffing, regulatory compliance and accreditation, technical development and overall operations. The position provides high level and critical thinking to plan for and implement new processes or developments as they are requested.
This position has continuous operational authority and responsibility for accomplishing hospital and departmental goals and objectives, as well as 24-hour responsibility for the Laboratory of Immunogenetics and Transplantation.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm