Tissue Recovery Specialist

US-NY-New York
11 months ago
Job ID
2016-1027
# of Openings
3
Category
Surgical Tech

Overview

As LiveOnNY, we ask you to join us. Join us in fulfilling the promise of this great cause for the 13 million New Yorkers we serve. Join us in making New York number one in lives saved through donation. Join us in elevating the care for donors, and donor families. Join us in helping New Yorkers, and New York to live on. 

Responsibilities

Follows LiveOnNY policies and procedures, FDA regulations, AATB standards, OSHA standards, and AORN standards for sterile technique while preparing for and performing recoveries. Organizes and arranges the back table and supplies to facilitate tissue recovery and prevent cross contamination and mislabeling of tissues. Maintains aseptic technique throughout the recovery. Opens sterile supplies for tissue recovery. Sterilizes instruments for surgical recovery team. Cultures recovered musculoskeletal tissue according to established protocol. Labels recovered tissue and culture/blood tubes according to established protocol. Packages recovered musculoskeletal tissue according to established protocol. Together with other team members, cleans the operating room/recovery facility after tissue recovery. Coaches and trains new team members on back table procedures, as assigned. Carries a pager during all scheduled on-call hours for recoveries. Responds to pages within 15 minutes. Arrives at the hospital on time for the scheduled recovery.

Qualifications

MD, RN, Surgical Technician, EMT or equivalent and/or one to two years related experience and/or training preferred. Good knowledge of human anatomy/function and basic medical terminology is necessary. Knowledge of surgical aseptic technique and demonstrated ability to work in a sterile operating room setting required. Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills essential. CTBS certification (Certified Tissue Bank Specialist) preferred.

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