Tissue Recovery Coordinator (Multi-Tissue)

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    Website Trillium Gift Of Life Network

    Organ and tissue donation and transplantantation

    Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) is an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care responsible for the coordination of organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Ontario. Our mandate includes increasing public awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation, education of health care professionals, and ensuring a safe and effective donation and transplant system in Ontario. Working collaboratively with our stakeholders and fostering organizational and individual growth, we value honesty, trust, respect and compassion.

    For a closer look at our tissue program and to experience what it would be like to work with us, please click on the link below:

    Tissue Program

    TGLN is currently seeking a 0.75 part-time Tissue Recovery Coordinator for multi-tissue (TRC) for the GTA region.  Reporting directly to the Manager, Tissue Recovery, this position shall be responsible for providing professional services in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of TGLN.  The TRC is passionate about tissue and organ donation and is dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes in the donation process through effective collaboration with the health care team, donation coordinators and surgical recovery teams in the field.

    The TRC position is based out of the downtown Toronto office and involves travel throughout the province of Ontario for surgical recovery of bones, heart valves, skin and eyes.   The incumbent will be required to drive long distances and long durations during the shift from time to time. The TRC role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical recovery phase of the tissue donation process.  Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    Performs the surgical recovery of ocular tissue, bones, heart valves and skin from deceased individuals, packages and transports tissues in accordance with TGLN and Health Canada standards using aseptic technique.

    Coordinates the tissue recovery process, which includes assessing the medical suitability of potential tissue donors in collaboration with members of the TGLN team.

    Performs the screening, evaluation, packaging and transportation of human tissue in accordance with TGLN standards.

    Performs technical duties in support of the recovery such as medical chart review, blood draw and physical examination of the deceased, prepares related supplies, equipment and surgical equipment, as well as other technical responsibilities.

    Works closely with TGLN’s Provincial Resource Centre and local healthcare professionals throughout the process with respect to required information and support.

    Ensures that all documentation is recorded accurately and completely. Reviews documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established processes.

    Conducts timely transportation and delivery of tissues and blood samples to designated destinations.

    Maintains equipment and supplies.

    Assists with projects, and development of processes and documentation.

    Ability to work a variety of 24 hour shifts within 365 days a year is required.

    Performs quality control functions related to the role.

    Performs other duties consistent with the role, as required.

    Qualifications & Experience:

    University degree or college diploma in health sciences, nursing (RPN), biological sciences or a recognized equivalent is required.

    Four (4) years’ work experience in a health sciences environment specifically in organ and tissue donation, tissue recovery and processing, or clinical laboratory medical setting is preferred or a combination of equivalent experience and education.

    Perioperative certificate and/or Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) certification preferred.

    Knowledge of standards such as American Association of

    Tissue Banks (AATB), Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) an asset.

    In depth knowledge of biological and health sciences as well as quality assurance and aseptic technique is preferred.

    Experience in a health sciences or clinical environment specifically in organ and tissue donation, operating room, tissue recovery and processing, or clinical laboratory medical setting is preferred.

    Ability to maintain and protect patient confidentiality at all times demonstrating use of discretion and sound judgment.

    Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

    Ability to handle the physical and emotional demands of the position.

    Good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and surgical conscience are required.

    Strong command of the English language is essential coupled with superior written and oral communication skills as the incumbent must be able to clearly

    Professional and service oriented attitude that demonstrates tact and diplomacy.

    Effective problem solving skills are essential with the ability to work effectively with all stakeholders involved in the donation process.

    A valid class G driver’s license without restrictions and access to a reliable vehicle is required.

    To Apply:

    TGLN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Please submit your application online by September 27, 2018 to www.giftoflife.on.ca

    Should you be contacted by TGLN, the initial communication will be sent via email. Please ensure that you provide an accessible email address with your submission.

    Trillium Gift of Life Network thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants considered for this posting will be contacted.

    To apply for this job please visit www.giftoflife.on.ca.