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Surgical Technician Pulsatile Perfusion Specialist

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FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Classification: Full-time
Pay Method: Fixed salary with fluctuating hours
Working Hours: Office hours per policy or hours dictated by workload and
call schedule; Provides “24 hour on-call services” approximately 15 days per month, including two weekends per month

QUALIFICATIONS
• Certified surgical technician, PA, EMT, LPN or RN, minimum of 3 years’ experience preferred
• Must be familiar with sterile technique
• Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Must use clinical thinking and be detail oriented
• Must be an effective communicator
• Have valid driver’s license, reliable automobile and proof of automobile insurance

SUMMARY
This position is responsible for the pulsatile preservation of kidneys recovered for transplantation and will assist the organ recovery coordinators in the operating room during organ recoveries. In addition, this position is responsible for a number of routine activities conducted in the office to complete the organ recovery process and documentation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Pulsatile Perfusion
• Responsible for performing kidney perfusion according to policy and procedures, experience and ability
• Records perfusion data on appropriate forms based on monitoring protocol
• Communicates with Manager, Organ Recovery Services and surgeons when needed and appropriate
• Delivers kidneys on pump to transplant center as requested
• Performs routine QC on preservation machine per protocol
Obtains, reports and documents preliminary and final cultures taken during preservation and reports these to the transplant center(s) receiving the organs as needed
• Assists in maintaining inventory/ordering perfusion lab supplies
• Assures kidney perfusion records become a part of the donor record
• Assures appropriate patient and ABO prior to delivering kidney on pump

Organ Recovery
• Transports organ recovery supplies to the operating room of the donor hospital
• Prepares the operating room including back table and orients the operating room staff to the organ recovery process
• Provides technical support and perfusion of organs as directed by the organ recovery coordinator in the donor operating room
• Assists in packaging of organs and specimens and ensures appropriate labeling of same
• Responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering of organ recovery supplies
• Assists with distant recoveries during times of heavy donor activity

Administrative
• Works with organ recovery staff on the completion of local and import donor charts
• Verifies recipient information for local and import donors
• Obtains preliminary and final culture results, reports positive results to the appropriate transplant center(s), and uploads data to UNET in a timely manner
• Reports positive EBV results to the appropriate transplant center(s) and uploads data to UNET in a timely manner
• Initiates reportable events regarding donor records through variance reports
• Assists in the establishment of goals and development of outcome based measurements for organ recovery and the pulsatile perfusion lab
• Attends MSTF staff meetings
• Participates in organizational activities and events
• Performs other duties as assigned*

*Denotes non-essential job functions which the incumbent is responsible for performing. However, if necessary, these job functions could be performed by other personnel.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Occasionally work for extended periods of time with few breaks
• Travel by personal automobile, limousine, and charter or commercial aircraft
• Carry a cellular telephone for business purposes
• Category 1 – Potential for occupational exposure
• Use of universal precautions as needed

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Frequent sitting/standing/walking
• Occasional lifting and carrying up to 55 pounds
• Occasional transport of preservation machine(s) weighing up to 70 pounds which should be transported via four wheel cart

EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY USED
• Fax
• Personal computer
• Cellular telephone
• Pulsatile preservation machine

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