The Tissue Processing Technician I supports the Tissue Processing Supervisor in the cleaning, cutting, shaping, inspecting, and packaging of tissues for transplantation. The Tissue Processing Technician I is also responsible for complying with the quality assurance requirements and quality system goals of the bank as mandated by federal, state, and trade regulations.
Duties and responsibilities
Preparation of clean room and clean room procedures as specifically described in SOPs.
Preparation of aseptic processing, environmental set-up including all equipment supplies and monitoring of sterile rooms.
Processing of all allografts for clinical such as bone, soft tissues,skin, autografts and other tissues as instructed by Processing Supervisor or designee.
Preparation and preservation of all types of bone for cutting and shaping into allografts:
o Tissue storage
o Control-rate freezing
o Placement of specimens into freezers (mechanical and liquid nitrogen}
o Temperature Monitoring of Equipment o Lyophilization
Tissue allograft packaging as specified by SOP.
Decalcification of bone as applicable per SOPs.
Identification of allografts and producing of radiographs of the same.
Responsible for all data entry and completion of paperwork.
Familiarity and knowledge of information contained in the Tissue Bank Manuals.
Processing of high quality allografts including cleaning of extraneous tissues and cutting all applicable business unit needs.
Will be required to perform any other task or function within the department on an as-needed or emergency basis, and as assigned by Manager or Director
High School diploma or GED. Some college preferred in a related field of study with a minimum of one year experience preferred in Tissue Bank Processing, Operating Room or Manufacturing environment. Must demonstrate written and oral communication skills and have a track record reflecting attention to detail and organization.
Periodic travel may be required. Some on-call and weekends may be required.
Majority of the work is performed inside a cleanroom, under aseptic conditions. Cleanrooms are usually kept under cool conditions. The use of heavy machinery in enclosed areas can lead to a loud working environment.
Direct reports: No direct reports.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job any time.
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