Tissue Recovery Technician
LifeShare - Oklahoma City, OK

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GENERAL STATEMENT (Summary of Duties and Responsibilities):

The Tissue Recovery Technician is responsible for using aseptic technique to assist and/or to perform the recovery of post-mortem tissue including bone, connective tissue, skin, heart for heart valves, and/or veins to ensure safe and sufficient supply of tissue products.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Associates degree in a life science, certification in surgical technology/medical/paramedical professional is preferred to perform all technical functions of the position and/or equivalent work related experience. Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) preferred.
2.Previous tissue recovery experience preferred.
3.Previous experience with sterile technique and surgical procedures and knowledge of human anatomy and tissue banking preferred.
4.The ability to work effectively with a variety of medical professionals including hospitals, OPO’s, coroners, medical examiners, and funeral homes.
5.Self-motivated and possess the ability to meet the requirements of a demanding call schedule required.
6.Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.Functions as a recovery team member to recover tissue and/or to circulate and assist team as needed in recovering tissues.
2.Follows, interprets, and implements all applicable standard operating procedures, regulations, and policies to ensure compliance.
3.Assists in preparing surgical site and donor for recovering and performing post-donation activities, as appropriate.
4.Performs quality control practices as defined by standard operating procedures.
5.Performs administrative functions in order to provide correct, complete documentation and ensure tissue safety and staff competency.
6.Serves as a representative of LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, Inc.. Displays respect for the donor and donor family at all times and maintains donor confidentiality. Communicates clearly to other agencies and departments.
7.Attends departmental meetings and completes required training and readings to ensure compliance and keep abreast of field.
8.Maintains confidentiality of donor information in accordance with LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, Inc. policies.
9.Travel by personal auto, charter or commercial aircraft is required.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Note: These “non-essential job functions” represent job functions which the incumbent is responsible for performing. However, if necessary, these job functions could be performed by other personnel.

1.Performs other activities as assigned by supervisor.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:

1.This is a per diem position based in Oklahoma City. Normal hours may include planning time, consultation with staff in Oklahoma City or Tulsa and regional locations, travel to hospitals, professional groups, speaking engagements and education activities.
2.Travel is required by personal auto, rental or company car to meet all the duties and responsibilities of this position. Must have reliable private automobile for which business mileage is reimbursed according to IRS guidelines. (Essential job function)
3.Normal office hours include planning time for finishing up case activity duties, continuing education, and travel to and from recovery hospitals/recovery suite.
4.The Tissue Recovery Technician must be able to work long hours on their feet with minimal or no interruption.
5.Technicians are required to move/carry equipment and instruments, routinely lifting up to 50 pounds independently and less frequently larger weights with assistance.

EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY USED:

General office equipment
Computers
Fax machine
Tissue recovery supplies (sharp surgical instruments) and equipment (sometimes
heavy).

OTHER: (i.e., access to confidential information):

The Tissue Recovery Technician is expected to maintain confidentiality of all donor/recipient information.

LifeShare of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer


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