Multi-Tissue Recovery Coordinator
eHealth Ontario
Ontario Health – Toronto, ON
15h ago

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Reporting to : Manager, Recovery - Tissue

Classification : Multi-Tissue Recovery Coordinator (MTRC; PT)

Worksite : Based out of 483 Bay Street / 25 Morton Shulman Avenue

Schedule : Combination of weekday and weekend 24 hour on call and 12 hour on-site shifts over a 6-week period rotation

Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), part of Ontario Health, is 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.

We are currently seeking a 0.75 part-time Multi-Tissue Recovery Coordinator (MTRC). The MTRC 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 MTRC position is based out of downtown Toronto and involves travel throughout the province of Ontario for the surgical recovery of bones, tendons, 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 role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical recovery phase of the tissue donation process.

Benefits :

Ability to make a significant impact to the tissue donation and transplantation process in Ontario

Salaried position

Unionized, part of Service Employees International Union

Full health and dental benefits coverage from day 1; premiums paid by employer (part-time included)

Eligible for the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Vacation percentage in lieu (part-time)

Eligible for sick time

Eligible for pregnancy and parental top up

Flexible schedule

Here is what you will be doing :

Performs the surgical procedures to procure ocular tissue, bones, heart valves and skin as required from deceased individuals, packages and transports tissues in accordance with American Association of Tissue Banking (AATB), 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

Performs quality control functions related to the role

On occasion, it may be required to take a flight to recover tissue (for example to Thunder Bay)

Performs other duties consistent with the role, as required

Here is what you will need to be successful :

Education and Experience

University degree or college diploma in health sciences, nursing (RPN), funeral services, pathology assistant, paramedicine, biological sciences or a recognized equivalent is required

Certification in eye or tissue banking, blood banking or laboratory technology is an asset

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

Knowledge of quality assurance and aseptic technique is preferred

Perioperative or Operating Room certificate is an asset

Knowledge of ORNAC standards of practice an asset

Experience working in a morgue an asset

Certification in eye or tissue banking, blood banking or laboratory technology is an asset

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated good organizational and problem solving skills in stressful situations

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 convey information in person, over the telephone and in documentation

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

Ability to lift parcels up to 35 lbs and move patients with similar forces

A valid class G driver's license without restrictions and reliable vehicle is required as on occasion the position may require the use of a personal vehicle

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

Must be located within 65 km of the TGLN office

Rate of Pay : $65,789.89 to $82,237.62 per annum will be prorated to 0.75 FTE

Employment Type : Part-time (0.75 FTE)

Employment Location : Toronto

All applicants must be a resident of Ontario to be considered for roles at Ontario Health.

Note : As part of the initial recruitment screening process, Applicants must confirm that they are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19.

If Applicants are not Fully Vaccinated, they will be asked to identify any accommodation needs pursuant to a protected ground under the Code.

If no such accommodation is identified, the Applicant will not be eligible to proceed through the recruitment process.

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