The Tissue Specialist II participates in the processing, preservation and distribution of living donor human tissue. All processes and practices are regulated by Health Canada and the American Association of Tissue Bank Standards. In this role, the Tissue Specialist II will provide on-call coverage as per the rotation. He/she will be participating in the development of the SATP to serve the needs of tissue transplantation locally, regionally and nationally. He/she also will participate in quality control and quality assurance processes, public/professional activities and program development. The position is under the leadership of the Unit Manager and Manager of the Southern Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program. This position is primarily located at Foothills Medical Centre; however, travel may be required to other facilities within the Calgary Zone to support tissue recovery.
As a Tissue Specialist II, you will be responsible for the recovery, processing, preservation and distribution of human tissues for transplant. You will screen the donor by reviewing the obtained consent for donation and donor history to determine donor acceptability and perform physical assessment and surgical procedures as outlined in policy and procedures. You will participate in quality control and quality assurance processes, tissue transportation, public/professional awareness activities, and program development.
Classification: Tissue Specialist II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Southern Alberta Tissue Progra
Primary Location: Foothills Medical Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 25-OCT-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 04-NOV-2019
Temporary End Date: 30-NOV-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 14
Shifts per cycle: 56
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.81
Maximum Salary: $47.30
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Graduate of health sciences diploma or degree program, or related field.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum 1 year experience in tissue recovery, processing, preservation and distribution of human tissues for transplantation. Demonstrate comfort in working within an operating room/ clean room setting using proper sterile technique and appropriate personal protective equipment. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective solutions, including during critical, stressful situations. Demonstrated concern for detail and accuracy. Demonstrated good verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member. Demonstrate ability to adjust to changes and to be moved to various task depending on the workload as required. Solid knowledge and experience with computer applications.
Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) certification is preferred. Experience supporting validation of tissue banking/laboratory practices and processes is preferred.