GENERAL STATEMENT (SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES):
The Vice President is responsible for planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Tissue Recovery Services. This role includes the responsibilities of organizational policy, procedure, protocol application, training and administrative duties. In addition, this role will oversee the recruitment, development, and retention of the Tissue Recovery staff. The Vice President is responsible to create a vision that inspires staff to do their best work and promotes success and accountability for results while honoring the organization’s commitment to STA Core Values and sensitivity to donors and their families.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Collaborates with senior management to evaluate the organization's strategic opportunities and threats. Develops and articulates well-defined strategies and provides leadership for implementation.
Guides the tissue services department towards accomplishing the organization’s mission and goals by providing leadership, resources, and direction. Recommends and implements revisions in tissue procurement protocols to continually improve the work environment and procurement rate.
Proactively manages Tissue Processing partner relations and processor optimization strategy.
Provide executive leadership and direction to the tissue services department to align with the organization’s mission and goals.
Evaluates and implements revisions in tissue procurement protocols to continually improve work environment and procurement rate. Receives and reviews feedback on donors and donor process to improve the quality of the process as warranted.
Develops annual quality improvement goals, and continuously measures performance and process improvement. Enhances organizational effectiveness by coordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of quality assurance functions and performance improvement initiatives (PDSA) within the department.
Serves as a spokesperson for the advancement of tissue and organ donation. Maintains current knowledge in field through participation in UNOS, AATB, AOPO and related professional organizations.
Manages the business aspect of departmental operations including the budget process and human resources element. Authority to hire and fire employees and recommend for advancement or promotion while using independent judgment and discretion in significant matters of company policy.
Promotes teamwork and professional growth, encouraging creativity, flexibility, accountability, and the development of all skills to achieve the highest levels of productivity.
Leads and directs the Tissue Services management and recovery teams.
Bachelor’s degree required in a health-related field; seven to 10 years’ managerial experience in a clinical area. Master’s degree preferred.
Certification by AATB in tissue recovery and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Working knowledge of continuous quality improvements (CQI) processes and knowledge of human anatomy and function required.
Ability to work in a 24/7 environment.
Demonstrated working knowledge of tissue procurement principles and placement procedures.
Proficient in MSOffice, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must demonstrate highly effective analytical, interpersonal, and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft or drive his/her personal auto to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s license required.
Internal Number: 335833860
About Southwest Transplant Alliance
STA is a non-profit organization serving hospitals & patients throughout much of Texas. Founded in 1974, STA is one of the largest of 58 federally designated organ procurement organizations in the U.S. An average of 77 organ transplants take place every day in the United States and more than 28,000 men, women and children receive life-saving organ transplants each year. In our service area, STA is the official link between those who need an organ to survive, and those who have the potential to save lives by becoming donors. Make a difference - you can save and enhance lives.
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