Responsible for activities associated with tissue recovery. Work within general guidelines and in coordination with LifeLink Staff and Logistics Support Personnel, applies principles of sterile technique and surgical expertise in the recovery of a variety of cadaveric tissues for transplant, participates in a rotating per-diem schedule for bone and tissue recoveries, and maintains an open line of communication with Tissue Recovery Supervisor and the Tissue Recovery Manager.
Participates in the surgical recovery of human tissue for transplantation.
Thorough knowledge and comprehension of septic techniques.
Ability to circulate in an operating room setting.
Inspect and monitor equipment, supplies, and instrumentation being used for procurement.
Observes environmental conditions and takes corrective measures as necessary. Reports deficiencies to supervisor.
Assist in the preparation of all sterile work areas and supplies needed for various stages of procurement.
Consults with supervisors as it relates to accepted performances of various responsibilities.
Adheres to established protocols set forth in the LifeLink Foundation Tissue Bank Standards and Procedures Manual.
Perform any duties deemed necessary by the tissue team manager and the Executive Director.
Responsible for participating in quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) activities for the OPO as outlined in the OPO Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Plan.
Work requires a bachelors’ degree in a Life Science field, or;
Associate degree in Allied Science (ORT, EMT, or CST); and a minimum of two years of experience in any one of these fields.
Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Program or its equivalent.
A minimum of one year of experience in sterile tissue recovery.
Work requires the ability to lift, carry and/ or move equipment up to 50lbs and to stand for 90% of the work time.
Work requires the interpersonal ability to interact with fellow staff members, supervisors, and management.
Work requires the visual acuity and moral dexterity necessary to prepare tissue for clinical use and procure tissue in an aseptic manner.
Once a Per- Diem employee has submitted a schedule he/she will respond to cases when they are scheduled.
All Per-Diem employees will respond to calls within 15 minutes, or the primary coordinator will move to the next on-call employees.
All Per- Diem employees will arrive at the office within one hour and ten minutes of their being contacted.
All Per-Diem employees will be appropriately dressed for travel to a hospital. If necessary, this will consist of scrubs and a lab coat. Lab coats will be made available.
Work generally requires periods of extended hours in the performance of tissue recovery activities, specifically during peak procurement times and also includes traveling at any hour of the day. Office space and equipment will be provided to perform necessary duties. Tissue recovery procedures are performed in various operating room settings and medical examiners facilities. Hazardous conditions include but are not limited to possible exposure to blood or bodily fluids from potentially infected donors and the possibility of obtaining cuts and/or puncture to skin from sharp instruments and equipment.
OSHA Risk Classification: High
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
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