The Tissue Recovery Coordinator IV (TRC IV) works closely with the Tissue Resource Manager (TRM) and Director of Tissue Donation Services (TDS) to continually increase tissue donation and maintain acceptable rates of tissues recovered per donor. The TRC IV plays a primary role in the supervision and training of TDS staff, serves as a key representative of their regional office, and in addition to assigned supervisory responsibilities is available as an expert technical resource on cases.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Works collaboratively with the TRM and Director of Tissue Donation Services to maximize the number of tissue donors and grafts recovered for transplantation and research.
Assists the TRM in recovery activities focusing on opportunities to maximize efficiencies including special projects (i.e.- strategic planning and department goals) focused on improving recovery processes and outcomes.
Works collaboratively with the Tissue Technical Training Program Manager and the TRM in developing, implementing and maintaining technical training programs encompassing best practices.
Provides on-call days for training of staff and is reasonably available as an additional team member during high donor volume.
Facilitates effective 1:1 communication with staff in order to assist them with their technical progress
Develops and maintains professional and productive relationships with processing partners, medical professionals, hospitals, vendors, and donation organizations.
Collaborates with Hospital Development team to ensure LCNW is positively and accurately represented.
Helps facilitate effective communication and coordination with all LCNW Tissue Recovery team personnel.
Able to facilitate and assist the TRM and Tissue Technical Training Program Manager with orientation for new TDS staff
Assists the TRM and Director of Tissue Donation Services with the annual competency reviews.
Works with the Materials Management Program Manager and TRM to assist with monitoring of supply needs to ensure appropriate levels of supplies are maintained. Also monitors equipment and may send equipment for repair when necessary.
Will participate on a rotational basis as Administrator on Call for Tissue Donation Services
Engages proactively in donation referral and case activity by providing thorough, in-depth guidance to tissue recovery team members utilizing highly developed clinical expertise and advanced knowledge of the tissue donation process.
Provides work direction and guidance to staff for donor evaluation directed towards maximizing tissue recovery opportunities.
Acts as the first line of communication for SightLife and on-site coordinators for active referrals/cases.
Problem-solving with on-site tissue team members and providing clinical and logistical expertise in all areas of the tissue recovery process.
Directs team member resources during case and referral activity.
Maintains an awareness of all active referrals and pending activity to ensure optimal use of available resources.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & JOB REQUIREMENTS
Degree in related health care/science, or certification required.
A combination of relevant skills and experience can be substituted for academic requirements.
Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in tissue recovery is required.
Minimum 1-year team lead/supervisory experience required.
Requires a valid driver’s license and access to an insured automobile for work-related functions at expected times
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster, or applicable medical or religious exemption will be required as a condition of employment upon offer. For those that need to complete the vaccination series, start dates will be adjusted.
LifeCenter Northwest offers medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, long-term disability insurance, and travel accident insurance. Employees have the option of enrolling in supplemental life insurance. Employees enrolled in our 403(b) program will receive an employer match of up to 7% after one year. LifeCenter encourages all employees to find balance and well-being and provides all employees access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a membership to BurnAlong Wellness Platform, and provides a quarterly Wellness Reimbursement. Employees enjoy paid holidays throughout the calendar year and earn 119 hours of PTO annually (to start) with an additional Extended Illness Bank of hours that accrues up to 48 hours annually, and three weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service is complete. A comprehensive review of benefits can be found here.
The pay range for this role is provided above. Where a candidate’s compensation falls within this range is based on several bona fide factors such as experience, tenure, and other specialized knowledge. LifeCenter Northwest is committed to providing its employees equitable and competitive compensation.
LifeCenter Northwest is dedicated to saving lives through organ and tissue donation. As a federally designated nonprofit organ procurement organization and an AATB-accredited tissue recovery organization, we seek to be good stewards of the gift of life—and to honor the courageous donors and families who make donation possible. We live by our values—integrity, respect, collaboration, service, and courageous leadership—as we work with families, medical professionals, and communities across Alaska, Montana, North Idaho, and Washington.