Job Req ID: 187780
Position Number: 00016858
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift Details: Days and hours vary
Standard Hours: 36.00
Department Name: Tissue Department
Location: Carolinas Medical Center
Location Details: Charlotte area with travel to Asheville area
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all.
The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth
The Tissue Recovery Technician assists with the evaluation and recovery of all tissues for transplantation or research. The position functions as a part time employee of LifeShare Of The Carolinas, and is responsible for the surgical donor evaluation, surgical recovery, preservation, placement, and distribution of all tissues.
Takes calls to perform donor evaluation as to suitability and viability of tissue.
Performs aseptic recovery of tissue including but not limited to bone, ligaments, tendon, heart for valves, saphenous vein, and skin according to departmental policies and procedures. This may include the lifting, positioning, and transportation of donors at the donor hospital, as well as the utilization of Surgical Sterile Technique for individual tissues.
Cleans the Operating Room post recovery of tissue donor.
Assists in lifting, positioning, and transportation of donors for tissue recovery.
Assists in new staff training during bone and tissue recoveries.
Takes calls to perform donor evaluation as to suitability and viability of tissue as needed.
Collects blood samples from donors and properly labels, packages and ships to the receiving lab.
Maintains donor and tissue records under the guidance of the QA Coordinator and the supervision of the clinical education coordinator.
Maintains equipment, drugs, and other supplies for recovery, preservation, and distribution.
Insures complete and accurate documentation of donation activity in the donor charts and records.
Must be able to push, pull or otherwise move heavy objects, and must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs. Must have good manual dexterity and visual acuity.
Must be able to endure long periods of standing and walking. Must be able to endure irregular sleep patterns. Must have good communication skills with families, hospital personnel, physicians, and fellow employees.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Medical or science degree required. RN, MT, BA, or BS in Biology or Life Science preferred.
A CTBS, CEBT, CST, ST, ORT, or an LPN with OR experience, will be accepted in lieu of degree. Sterile technique experience preferred.
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
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