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Tissue Services Clinical Educator

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Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time


Responsible for the onboarding and training process of new staff members in the Tissue Procurement Services department. Additionally, works with Tissue Services leadership and the Education Department to assess and implement ongoing departmental educational needs.



  1. Oversees and facilitates initial Tissue Procurement training and on-going training and competency.
  2. Assists department leadership with assessing on-going educational needs of clinical staff.
  3. Responsible for competency review of all Tissue Services preceptors.
  4. Works with Quality Systems staff to develop and coordinate education events and competencies for department.
  5. Participates in annual audit of staff competency.
  6. Participates in annual skills day education event ensuring tissue education needs are met.
  7. Serves as primary education contact for all tissue processors.


  1. Demonstrated excellence in recovery of all tissues, including corneas.
  2. Maintains expert knowledge of FDA, AATB and Processor regulations/standards/SOP’s.
  3. Strong working knowledge of medical terminology, general anatomy, and disease processes.
  4. Expert knowledge in maintaining a sterile environment and sterile technique.
  5. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with staff and leadership.
  6. Participates in the AOC call schedule.
  7. Maintains proficiency in tissue recovery skills by performing activities related to the recovery of tissues and corneas.



  1. Associates Degree in biological sciences or allied health preferred. Certification as an EMT/P, surgical technology or LPN preferred.
  2. Current CTBS certification required.
  3. Two or more years of experience as a TPC III or five years of equivalent OPO/Industry experience.
  4. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Must be willing to work varied hours to accommodate trainees.Required to work for extended periods of time with few breaks.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  8. Possess the ability to operate telephones, computers, and surgical equipment.
  9. Ability to speak and communicate clearly to accurately convey information to donor families, hospital staff and transplant/procurement personnel in person or by phone.
  10. OSHA Category I Exposed regularly to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties. Bloodborne pathogens protection is required.
  11. Home internet and wireless phone access may be required.


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 tocomplying 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.