At LifeCenter Northwest, we work together to save lives through the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant. Each and every individual within our organization is a vital and valued member of the team. Serving the largest area in the country, LifeCenter Northwest cares for organ and tissue donors in Alaska, Montana, North Idaho and Washington. To those who embrace our commitment to compassion, collaboration, integrity, and courageous leadership, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as part of the LifeCenter Northwest team. Come join us!
We are seeking a leader in the field of tissue donation to fill the role of Director at LifeCenter Northwest.
The Director of Tissue Donation Services has primary accountability for the management and leadership of Tissue Donation Services (TDS). The primary responsibility of this role is to manage and direct all aspects of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and vascular tissue recovery. The Director is responsible for technical staff hiring, training, supervision, and collaboration with Quality & Regulatory Affairs (QRA) on regulatory requirements.
Responsible for daily operations of TDS, including compliance with all current federal, state, and/or local laws and/or regulations, including those of the FDA, compliance with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) Standards and the TDS Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual.
Works in concert with the QRA Department to reduce risk and ensure quality processes are in place.
Controls and maintains all aspects of the company’s ownership of vehicles dedicated to their department or division.
Responsible for the development and implementation of tissue recovery and operations planning.
Develops and manages the departmental budget. Routinely engages in processes to improve management of costs and potentially reduce the costs for tissue recovery services.
Manages and leads staff to increase tissue donation volume and grafts per donor.
Responsible for tissue recovery performance.
Ensures effective communication and coordination with team personnel, management, and senior leadership.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with medical professionals, hospitals and donation organizations.
Develops and ensures the consistent application and compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
Ensures that personnel responsible for performing tissue banking activities are adequate in number, qualified for the functions to be performed and assigned responsibilities commensurate with their skills.
Responsible for developing, reviewing and approving TDS employee training programs.
Effectively manages the performance review process, including annual review, ongoing performance evaluations, and personal development plans.
Participates on regional and national committees as appropriate. Attends an AATB meeting or workshop at least once every three years.
Maintains effective relationships with tissue processors.
Have on-call responsibilities as defined by company policy and/or guidelines.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year university or college. Equivalent experience can be substituted for educational requirements.
Must be a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS).
A minimum of 2 years management or supervisory experience with proven leadership abilities required.
At least 4 years of relevant work experience in tissue donation.
Understanding of the hospital system environment.
This individual must demonstrate operating knowledge of computers with a demonstrable, intermediate level skill (at a minimum) with email, Word, Excel, and other comparable software programs.
This position requires on call responsibilities.
This position requires the supervision of employees that may be in any part of LifeCenter Northwest’s donor service area.
Requires a valid driver’s license and access to an insured automobile or the ability to arrive and depart from work and work-related functions at expected times. Air travel also required.
LifeCenter Northwest is a great place to work with excellent benefits and compensation. For more information visit www.lcnw.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/benefits.
LifeCenter Northwest is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
LifeCenter Northwest is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. As a federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization and an AATB-accredited tissue recovery organization, we seek to be good stewards of the gift of life—and to honor the courageous donors and families who make donation possible. We live by our values—integrity, respect, collaboration, service, and c...ourageous leadership—as we work with families, medical professionals, and communities across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington.