Tissue Procurement Specialist I - Part time

Gift of Life Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI4.1

Title: Tissue Procurement Specialist I - Part-time
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Starting Pay: $21.22 to $23.87 an hour:
Gift of Life Michigan, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is the state’s federally designated organ and tissue recovery program, providing all services necessary for organ donation to occur in Michigan. We are a non-profit organization working 24 hours a day all over the state as a liaison between donors, families, hospitals and transplant centers.

The donation service area comprises more than 140 critical care hospitals and nine transplant centers with 23 transplant programs.

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, known for its research programs and rich arts and cultural scene. Gift of Life’s headquarters also are about 40 minutes from Detroit, which has long been recognized as the historic heart of the American automotive industry.

Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to individually respond to phone calls or emails regarding the status of our positions. However, we will validate that we have received your application and that you will be contacted if your credentials are a close match to the ideal candidate.

Position Description:
Gift of Life Michigan has an opening for a full-time Tissue Procurement Specialist I (TPS) position within its clinical tissue department.

This position recovers musculoskeletal and dermis tissue at our Surgical Center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The TPS will review medical records, conduct physical examination of the donor, draw blood, prepare the recovery site and prepare the donor for recovery, recover tissue, maintain a sterile environment to include aseptic technique as well as other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: :
A minimum of a high school diploma; related college degree or course work is preferred. The incumbent should have one year experience in a hospital OR setting, surgical scrub experience or completion of a surgical technician program, emergency medical technician, medical examiner investigator or funeral home certification for consideration. Knowledge and experience with, or demonstrated ability to learn aseptic technique, surgical instrumentation, and gross anatomy is required. The TPS needs to be proficient with a computer and email communication.

The incumbent must be able to lift/push/or pull packages up to 100+ lbs. The ability to assist with lifting and transferring donors weighing up to 400 lbs. is essential. He or she must able to stand for long periods of time, work long hours and have the manual dexterity to use sharp and potentially hazardous equipment.