Tissue Procurement Coordinator
Job Details
Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time
Health Care
Summary & Essential Job Functions

This position is responsible for all activities related to the recovery of tissues and corneas for transplantation. The shifts available for this position are as follows: Sunday - Tuesday 6am-6pm and Sunday - Tuesday 6pm-6am with every other Saturday on-call during designated shift time. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

TISSUE RECOVERY

  1. Basic knowledge of medical terminology, general anatomy, and disease processes.
  2. Ability to maintain an aseptic environment.
  3. Skill in using operating room equipment and recovery instrumentation.
  4. Ability to effectively perform all aspects of the tissue and cornea recovery process.
  5. Responsible for duties associated with maintaining the Recovery Suite including, but not limited to: cleaning, inventory control, receiving deliveries, etc.
  6. Basic knowledge of federal, state and industry laws/regulations related to tissue practices including those of all tissue processors, AATB, OSHA, EBAA and FDA.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal MTN staff, hospital staff, processing partners, funeral homes and others involved in the donation process.
  8. Ability to conduct appropriate face-to-face interactions with donor families, if needed.
  9. Basic knowledge of the inter-relationships of departments and services provided by MTN.
  10. Skill in time management and team coordination. 

 

GENERAL

  1. Maintains confidentiality of MTN business.
  2. Makes efficient and effective use of own time.
  3. Sets and meets realistic goals and deadlines.
  4. Attends and actively participates in departmental and organizational meetings.
  5. Maintains professionalism and poise in stressful, complex and continuously changing situations.
  6. If applicable, maintain a minimum of 6 CEUs/CEPT per year.  CTBS certification requires 40 CEU’s every three years.
  7. Ability to read and comprehend patient charts.
Qualifications and Behavioral Competencies

QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  1. Associates Degree in biological sciences or allied health preferred.  Certification as an EMT/P, surgical technology or LPN preferred.
  2. A minimum of one year of experience in a clinical role or 500 hours as a Tissue Procurement Technician.
  3. Ability to work a minimum of 36 hours per week, and 12 hour call every other Saturday, participate in rotation holiday on call schedule, and may be required to assist with on-call department coverage.  Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  4. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  5. Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to function independently and collaboratively; demonstrated problem-solving and creative thinking skills and well-developed personal stress management skills.
  6. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  7. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and surgical equipment.
  8. Ability to speak and communicate clearly in order to accurately convey information to donor families, hospital staff and transplant/procurement personnel in person or by phone.
  9. OSHA Category I – Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.  Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  10. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities , unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

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