Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state’s federally designated organ recovery organization, with an estimated donation service area (DSA) of nearly 10 million. Gift of Life provides all services necessary for organ and tissue donation in the state of Michigan.
We are a non-profit organization, covering the state as a liaison between donors, families, hospitals, medical examiners, transplant centers and tissue partners, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The DSA comprises more than 140 critical care hospitals, 9 transplant hospitals and 82 medical examiner counties.
A Manager of Tissue Services has the primary responsibilities of the recovery department to include oversight of daily operations for the tissue recovery team. The incumbent evaluates and develops quality processes and implements process improvements activities while ensuring the efficient recovery of tissue.
This requires real time evaluation of case volume and individual employee skill sets. Additional activities include on-call coverage, data entry and analysis, and assistance with various reports. Scheduling flexibility is required.
The Manager of Tissue Services requires a bachelor’s degree and Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS) certification is preferred or required within two years of accepting the position. The incumbent must have two years supervisory experience and/or exhibit leadership qualities in their previous role. Experience in the medical or surgical work environment and/or prior experience in the tissue recovery field is recommended.
Internal Number: GM248
About Gift of Life Michigan
Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state's only federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. We’re a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, hospitals and transplant centers.
Gift of Life was incorporated in 1971 by Michigan transplant surgeons to provide a network for sharing kidneys. Today, Gift of Life recovers more than 900 organs every year for transplantation from 300 or more donors, saving hundreds of lives. Bone, skin and other tissue also is recovered, helping to significantly improve the lives of thousands of seriously injured and sick recipients. Gift of Life also works with Eversight Michigan to manage cornea and eye donation.
In addition, Gift of Life maintains and grows the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in partnership with the Michigan Secretary of State. The registry is a confidential database of state residents who have expressed their desire to someday help others by becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor.