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Tissue Recovery Technician-Contract

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Job Status: Contract
Working Hours: Flexible; Provides “on-call services” for tissue recovery services as dictated by 24/7 call schedule; Hours include at least one weekend per month, minimum of eight 12 hour shifts per month and assistance with coverage of MSTF approved holidays


• Certified Surgical Technician, Surgical Assistant, Certified First Assistant, Physician’s Assistant, EMT, Paramedic, Autopsy Technician, LPN, RN or Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS), preferred
• Must be familiar with sterile technique
• Possess strong organization and interpersonal skills
• Must use clinical thinking and be detail oriented
• Must be an effective communicator
• Valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, and proof of automobile insurance


This position is responsible for assisting the tissue recovery staff in the recovery of musculoskeletal and/or cardiovascular tissues and for maximizing the donor family gift through advanced tissue recovery techniques.


• Responsible for physical examination of the donor and documentation to determine donor suitability
• Perform initial assessment of potential donor and determine medical suitability for tissue donation and communicates appropriate information to the tissue processors
• Recover tissues utilizing aseptic technique and following all MSTF policies, procedures and protocols
• Responsible for collecting and labeling blood samples for the processing agency and the medical examiner, as applicable
• Responsible for packaging and labeling tissues and all biopsy samples and arranging shipment of tissue to processing agency and/or lab
• Responsible for post-recovery procedures including, but not limited to: donor reconstruction, cleaning and disinfection of donor recovery site, mopping of floors, disposal of biohazard waste and cleaning and disinfection of surgical instruments
• Complete all essential donor paperwork in accurately and timely manner
• Maintain knowledge of current processors’ standard operating procedures (SOPs) and MSTF policies, procedures and protocols and execute job responsibilities in accordance with such SOPs, policies, procedures and protocols


• Occasionally work for extended periods of time with few breaks
• Travel by personal automobile
• Carry a cellular telephone for business purposes
• Category 1 – Potential for occupational exposure
• Use of universal precautions as needed


• Frequent sitting/standing/walking
• Occasional lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds


• Cellular telephone
• Copier
• Fax Machine
• Computer/Laptop
• Scanner