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Tissue Recovery Specialist - PTV Roanoke, VA

Company: LifeNet Health
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

The LifeNet Health mission is simple: Saving Lives. Restoring Health. Giving Hope. Its mission, along with its core values of safety, quality, innovation and service continue to create an unmatched record in transplant solutions, which cannot be achieved without talented, dedicated team members who share the same values and attributes that guide the LifeNet Health team every day.

If you have a commitment to customer care, quality and innovation as well as integrity and passion, then you've come to the right place.

We are currently seeking a Part Time Variable Tissue Recovery Specialist to join the LifeNet Health team in our Roanoke, VA location.

A Tissue Recovery Specialist performs all assigned tasks related to successful completion of tissue recovery operations. Recovers human tissues for transplant and research following established LifeNet Health and client policies and procedures. Assists the team leader in organizing recovery teams and performs role of trainer and/or preceptor for new tissue recovery technicians. Actively participates in a rotational on-call schedule to adequately cover needs of the recovery site operations. Maintains a professional appearance and attitude at all times while representing LifeNet Health.

You would be expected to perform all tasks assigned to you, including but not limited to:


  • Recovers basic and advanced tissues for transplant and research following LifeNet Health and client Standard Operating Procedures, including appropriate donor reconstruction
  • Performs a thorough physical examination of the potential tissue donor and review of medical records; ensures concurrent, accurate and thorough completion of assigned LifeNet Health donor chart documentation and quality reviews
  • Assists in the on-boarding and training of new tissue recovery staff members as a trainer and/or preceptor to maximize the donation opportunity and ensure compliance with departmental procedures and industry standards/regulations
  • Performs administrative office duties such as ordering, stocking to ensure continuity of recovery operations; seeks, evaluates and makes recommendations for improvement and cost savings opportunities
  • Responsibly and accurately reviews tissue donor disclosure/authorization documents and confers with team members pertaining to its verification
  • Assists the Team Leader in organizing teams and preparing supplies for case activity 10
  • Transports or arranges for transport of recovered tissues, blood samples and/or cultures to LifeNet Health or other client facilities

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • 2 years of work experience required
    • Valid State driver's license
    • Following defined procedures - Ability to follow LifeNet Health and client procedures and industry regulations
    • Teamwork - Ability to work as part of a team to accomplish tasks, in solving problems and executing improvement initiatives
    • Communication - Ability to communicate effectively to team members, management, other LifeNet Health staff and outside agencies involved in the donation process.
    • Individual motivation - Ability to motivate self in completing assigned tasks and proactively seek out opportunities for self and organizational improvement.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Associate's Degree or Successful completion of a health care technical or professional program Allied Health; EMT, Nursing, CST/ST or Hospital Corpsman
      • Previous Experience Tissue banking, medical device or related industry

        Get to Know LifeNet Health:

        LifeNet Health, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the largest nonprofit organ procurement organization ("OPO") and tissue bank in the United States, as well as a leading innovator in transplantation research and regenerative medicine. LifeNet holds the longest running current accreditation by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Its goal is to improve the quality of human life through the provision of organs and tissues for transplantation, as well as innovation in the fields of bio-implants and regenerative medicine, and to serve the community with educational and support services that enhance the donation process.

        We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Keywords: LifeNet Health, Roanoke , Tissue Recovery Specialist - PTV Roanoke, VA, Other , Roanoke, Virginia

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