Process human tissue for purposes of transplantation (specifically amnion, amniotic fluid, demineralized bone matrix, cancellous bone grafts, but may be other tissue grafts as needed).
Utilize various types of surgical equipment and instrumentation to perform aseptic processing of all tissue to fabricate various transplantable allografts.
Coordinate daily tissue processing to ensure that all tissue processing is scheduled and completed to meet deadlines.
Perform pre-processing and post-processing tissue evaluations to ensure high-quality products.
Obtain informed consent/authorization from potential tissue donors and/or their next of kin.
Perform tissue acquisition/recovery (specifically amnion) and ensure tissue maintains aseptic packaging and temperature.
Responsible for the donor record assembly, record retrieval, timely review, record completion, submission to the medical director, and release of completed donor records to appropriate department.
Contact laboratories, hospitals, partners, medical examiners/coroners, medical director, sterilization facility, etc. to obtain all necessary information to safely release the donor/tissue for transplantation.
Disinfect, repack, and sterilize all instrumentation and equipment in a timely manner and ensure that instrumentation and equipment is available for all procedures.
Receive and distribute tissue. Communicate with hospitals, partners, distributors, and other customers, as needed for tissue distribution and donor information for in-process tissues. This duty includes but is not limited to:
Package and un-package tissue, label all tissue containers, and move tissue through the process flow. Input all tissue/donor information into appropriate company databases. Update databases as additional information becomes available and notify appropriate parties of updates.
Arrange and perform pick-ups and deliveries of all tissue from shipping companies (i.e. FedEx, airlines, or other transportation companies.
Move tissue to appropriate shelves and into appropriate refrigerators/freezers as tissue moves through the process flow.
Package, box, and label tissue for final packaging, sterilization, etc. Send tissue to sterilization facility for allograft sterilization and receive tissue back from sterilization facility.
Maintain, order, and rotate all supplies / reagents and ensuring they are qualified prior to use.
Perform required cleaning of all clean room space, laboratory areas, and supply/tissue storage.
Perform all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with company safety policies and according to applicable regulations; maintain a neat work area and environment.
Display courtesy and consideration to coworkers, recovery agencies, physicians, coroners, Medical Examiners, hospitals, board members, volunteers, and facility guests.
Assist in staff training as position applies and as directed by supervisor.
Perform all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with company policies and according to applicable regulations; maintain a neat work area and environment.
Perform other duties as requested/required by you supervisor.
Knowledge and Skill
Bachelor’s degree in a life science or equivalent education/experience in tissue and/or eye banking preferred.
AATB and/or EBAA certification highly preferred
Working knowledge of tissue processing (specifically amnion and bone processing) for transplant. Must comprehend and follow aseptic processing techniques.
Able to work flexible schedule to support tissue bank requirements and work on call as needed.
Excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple activities, meet deadlines and initiate corrective action to resolve problems encountered.
Able to handle duties with minimal supervision.
Proven skills interacting with people on all levels; demonstrates ability and willingness to facilitate good interpersonal relations with supervisors and other employees.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills and competent in MS Office products and efficient in email and internet applications
Must have working knowledge of medical terminology.
Must have a valid drivers’ license and be able to drive.
Must maintain confidentiality of all donor related information and company interests.
In-depth knowledge of FDA 21 CFR Part 1270 & 1271 and American Association of Tissue Banks – Standards for Tissue Banking (Current Edition). Familiar with FDA 21 CFR Parts 801, 803, 806, 820, & 822 as well as ISO 13485.
Internal Number: HRS-002-J-TB
About Alliance Partners
Alliance Partners is a medical device and biologics company that is dedicated to providing surgeons with the highest quality implantable products and transplantable allografts.