General Statement (Summary of duties & responsibilities):
The per diem Tissue Recovery Technician is responsible for using aseptic technique to assist and/or to perform the recovery of post-mortem human tissue including bone, connective tissue, skin, heart for heart valves, and/or veins to ensure safe grafts for transplantation. Tissue recovered may be for the purpose of transplant, research, and education. Must exhibit and model STA’s Core Values of Passionate, Selfless, Team Player in all job functions and interactions both internal and external to STA.
Education and Work Experience Qualifications:
1. Associates degree in a life science, certification in surgical technology/medical/paramedical professional is preferred to perform all technical functions of the position / equivalent work-related experience.
2. Knowledge of aseptic technique, Human Anatomy and Physiology; disease processes, surgical instrumentation and maintenance.
3. Self-motivated and possess the ability to meet the requirements of a demanding call schedule required.
4. Excellent oral, written and documentation skills. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and to represent the organization publicly.
5. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team required
6. Ability to cope with high levels of stress and able to handle a heavy workload.
7. Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
8. Ability to travel in light and commercial aircraft, or drive his/her personal auto in order to meet all job duties and responsibilities. Current Driver’s License required.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Responds promptly and reports to tissue donor cases, once assigned and as directed by the recovery team leader.
2. Performs duties as assigned from the recovery team lead during each case in compliance with STA’s policies and procedures.
3. Performs the recovery of tissue, circulates, and assists the team as needed during the case.
4. Performs duties as assigned in compliance with STA’s policies and procedures, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Assists in preparing surgical site and donor for recovering and performing post-donation activities, as appropriate.
5. Performs quality control practices as defined by standard operating procedures.
6. Displays respect for the donor and donor family at all times, maintains donor confidentiality and communicates clearly to other agencies and departments as needed.
7. Attends departmental meetings and completes required training to ensure compliance and keeps abreast of industry, organizational, and departmental changes.
8. Maintains confidentiality of donor information in accordance with STA policies.
9. Verifies the authorization and Donor Risk Assessment Interview (DRAI), ensuring compliance with AATB and Processor requirements.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
WORK HOURS: Based on availability, must be available a minimum of 8 days per month.