The Tissue Recovery Technician (TRT) is the entry level position for the tissue recovery technical staff. A TRT is trained to and performs back table procedures, and recovery of human musculoskeletal, skin, and cardiovascular tissues for transplant and research.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Maintains up to date knowledge and understanding of donor screening and eligibility criteria, and processors donor recovery criteria. Demonstrate proficient knowledge and understanding of human anatomy.
2. Reviews donor authorization and confers with Donor Coordinators and tissue team members pertaining to its verification.
3. Gathers supplies, pre-made packs, and instruments for a tissue recovery, as found applicable.
4. May secure complete and readable copies of donor medical records and may perform donor medical record reviews.
6. Performs and documents identification and thorough physical examination of potential donors, including the anatomical and physical abnormal conditions relative to the tissues to be recovered.
7. Performs aseptic musculoskeletal, skin, and cardiovascular tissue back-table duties, and musculoskeletal , skin and cardiovascular tissue recovery, packing and shipping, and post recovery donor reconstruction procedures.
8. Ensures completion of all donor recovery chart documentation and labels.
9. Performs processing and shipping of donor blood specimens.
10. May arrange transport of musculoskeletal, skin and cardiovascular tissues to the appropriate tissue processing agencies for quarantine and subsequent processing.
11. Peforms surgical instrument cleaning, wrapping and autoclaving, and post-procedure routine laboratory cleaning, maintenance, supplies pre-packing, and quality control/assurance procedures.
12. Answers questions and acknowledges notifications relating to prior or upcoming cases, paperwork, etc. while on shift.
13. Actively participates in a rotational on-call schedule to adequately cover the needs of our tissues recovery services.
14. Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent;
One year of experience in the medical field, preferably as a surgical technician; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Sharing Hope SC is the designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for organ and tissue recovery services in South Carolina. We Are Sharing Hope SC actively provides organ and tissue donor services to 63 hospitals throughout the state. We Are Sharing Hope SC also helps support and educate families at an emotionally devastating time, so they can make well-informed decisions about organ and ti...ssue donation.
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