Tissue Recovery Coordinator
Job Details
Bellevue - Bellevue, WA
Full Time
$26.00 - $30.00 Hourly
Road Warrior

With capable hands and care for the patient, the Tissue Recovery Coordinator manages all aspects of aseptic recovery of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and vascular tissue. We’re a diverse team working together to save and heal lives. If you want a challenge and share our values, we’d love for you to join us.

General Responsibilities:

  • Aseptically recovers musculoskeletal, nerve, skin, cardiovascular and vascular tissues from deceased donors in accordance with current Good Tissue Practices (GTP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), quality control practices, cleanroom protocols, FDA regulations and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) standards.
  • Independently and efficiently recovers primary tissues and cardiovascular grafts with few errors.
  • Able to independently pack supplies for cases utilizing knowledge of processor criteria and age ranges.
  • Ability to perform a physical assessment, blood draw, and preparation of donor for recovery
  • Utilizes sterile technique to efficiently run back table, including packaging, labeling, culturing grafts, and draping for recovery.
  • Able to accurately input case data into iTransplant and complete recovery documentation within assigned timeframe.
  • Works effectively with hospital OR staff to maintain good hospital relations and a cooperative work environment.
  • Shares responsibility of driving company vehicles to and from recovery locations. 



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Previous training in tissue recovery or similar clinical experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and aseptic technique is necessary.

Physical Activities/Requirements

  • This position requires flexible scheduling and the individual must commit to and provide 24-hour call shifts including some holidays. The schedule is subject to change and staff must be flexible in their ability to cover shifts to accommodate case activity, personnel safety, and allow for staff to reach full-time hours.
  • Travel is essential to this position; consequently, the employee must be prepared to travel by automobile or airplane and be available to mobilize at the maximum between 1.5 to 2 hours of case notification.
  • This position is required to follow hospital immunization, health screening, and background check requirements. Immunizations and tests will be provided by LifeCenter as required.
  • The employee is required to lift up to 75 pounds with or without assistance.

Education, Experience, & Job Requirements

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in health sciences is preferred.
  • Training as a Surgical Technologist is preferred.
  • Surgical experience preferred.
  • 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 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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