Responsible for all clinical activities related to the daily operation of the tissue bank including, but not limited to, overall supervision of staff, the execution of all employee training and re-certifications. Also responsible for the maintenance, quality control, and compliance with local, state, federal regulations and AATB (American Association of Tissue Banking) standards.
Essential Job Functions:
Responsible for the day to day operation of the tissue bank and direct supervision of Tissue Recovery Technicians
Serve as a mentor and leader to employees to continuously promote professional growth, ethical conduct, integrity, teamwork, and a commitment to quality.
Ensure compliance with American Association of Tissue Banking, New York State Department of Health, FDA and ConnectLife standards for Tissue Bank Services and also monitor regulatory and Accrediting websites and medical advisory alerts in order to update ConnectLife standard operating procedures as necessary.
Assist in monitoring and coordinating performance improvement activities, including corrective actions, as they relate to all tissue bank activities with a constant goal of identifying opportunities to strengthen the existing program.
Oversee and assist with all tasks related to tissue banking including recovery, labeling, packaging, and shipping. Assist all tissue bank staff as necessary. Be on-call and act as Team Lead on recoveries as scheduled and required.
Responsible for the development, implementation, execution, and monitoring of department orientation and annual training for tissue bank staff.
Constantly work in partnership with the Eye and Tissue Department management team in order to ensure the proper daily function of the Eye and Tissue Department.
Ensure the maintenance and quality control of the electronic medical record system and all donor and department records and reports to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
Provide performance evaluations for tissue bank staff, and assist in the interview process for tissue bank employees.
Associates degree in healthcare or a medical related field required.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
With a Bachelor’s degree, must have a minimum of 2 years of work related experience.
With an Associate’s degree, must have a minimum of 5 years of work related experience.
Certified Tissue Bank Specialist certification, or must obtain within one year of position.
Management/supervisory experience preferred.
Tissue banking experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology required.
Medical terminology and/or familiarity with medical diagnosis, medical record review desired.
Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills required, including communicating with diverse individuals and public speaking experience.
Team oriented approach to management required with a strong philosophy of continuous quality improvement.
Must be adaptable and flexible to change with the ability to think critically in solving problems with a continuous focus on customer service.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data entry required.
Must be able to think logically and have patience in making decisions and resolving conflicts.
Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to remain accurate while under pressure.
Must be able to supervise, delegate, coach, and motivate in collaborative team environment.
Must be results oriented, and highly organized with the ability to manage time efficiently, prioritize and multi-task.
Must be able to maintain focus through interruptions, and maintain emotional control under stress.
Knowledge of data analysis and data management required.
Experience with strategic goal setting, and setting performance standards required.
Must be able to handle confidential information.
Must have professional appearance and demeanor.
Must have a drivers license and reliable transportation.
Travel up to 3 hours required.
Internal Number: 5790
About Connect Life
Unyts is Western New York's ONLY Organ, Eye, Tissue and Community Blood Center. Our mission is to save and enhance lives through donation, while maintaining respect for those that give the gift of life.A career with Unyts is an opportunity to make a difference in the WNY community and in the lives of all those who have been touched by organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. We are an organization that cares, and we look for people to join our team who C.A.R.E.Communication, Accountability, Respect and EngagementNo matter what department you work in and what position you hold, you are having a direct impact on the important Gift of Life mission. Our success is built on the dedication and compassion of our employees. Unyts is much more than a 9-5 job, it is an opportunity to save and enhance lives. If you are someone who values the C.A.R.E. philosophy who is looking for a rewarding career, we encourage you to explore opportunities with Unyts now.