The Organ Preservationist assists in the recovery, preservation and perfusion of organs and tissues for transplantation or research. The Organ Preservationist also ensures a constant state of readiness of supplies, solutions, and machines; maintains the preservation lab; develops and maintains hospital relationships; and provides donation-related education to operating room staff.
- Performs aseptic organ preservation by flushing abdominal organs with appropriate solution. Packages and labels organs, tissue typing material and vessels in accordance with OPTN Policy. Assists hospital staff in preparing the operating room for organ recovery.
- Performs hospital development, specific to the recovery of organs in the operating room, by maintaining relationships with operating room staff and through in-services, education, presentations and meetings.
- Maintains all preservation supplies and mechanical preservation equipment in accordance to Life Connection of Ohio Policy, regulatory standards and manufacturer guidelines.
- Performs aseptic kidney pumping/pulsatile perfusion following kidney separation by a surgeon. Performs aseptic surgical recovery of organs and tissues for research.
- Obtains culture and biopsy results; reports positive and final results to transplant centers and recovery partners; performs other duties as required.
- Completion of a Surgical Technologist, ER Technologist or EMT program required; certification preferred.
- Experience in the organ or tissue recovery industry or two years of experience in the allied health field required.
- Two or more years of operating room experience and/or sterile technique required.
- Certified Surgical Technologist preferred.
- Certified Transplant Preservationist (CTP) preferred.
- Organ perfusion and previous on-call experience preferred.
Skills & Abilities
- Arm-Hand Steadiness – The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
- Manual Dexterity – The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble objects.
- Finger Dexterity – The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate or assemble very small objects.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Strong computer and data entry skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
- Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, which demonstrate good judgment.
- Sensitivity and a high degree of confidentiality required.
This position requires significant on-call duties and travel within Life Connection of Ohio’s service area.
Job Opening Location: Toledo Regional Office
3661 Briarfield Blvd, Suite 105
Maumee, Ohio 43537
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