Tissue Recovery Coordinator – Belleville/Kingston
Trillium Gift of Life Network
Belleville, Ontario
2d ago

Tissue Recovery Coordinator Belleville / Kingston Casual Contract Position Reporting to : Manager, Ocular Recovery - Tissue Classification : Tissue Recovery Coordinator (TRC) (casual) Worksite : Belleville / Kingston and region

Schedule : Combination of weekday and weekend 12 hour on call shifts over a 6-week period rotation Are you looking to make a difference in people’s lives?

Are you looking for flexible hours? Do you have a valid G class driver’s license with immediate access to a vehicle? If you value an organization that provides the opportunity for and encourages individual growth, and you have experience working in a clinical lab, a healthcare environment, or tissue recovery and processing, this role is for you! 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.

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 Reporting directly to the Manager, Ocular Recovery - Tissue, this position shall be responsible for providing professional services in a manner that is consistent with the mission and values of TGLN.

The Tissue Recovery Coordinator 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.

The Tissue Recovery Coordinator role offers the opportunity to develop expertise in the surgical recovery phase of the tissue donation process.

This position is based out of Belleville and Kingston and involves significant travel around the region and as required anywhere in the province for the surgical recovery of human eyes.

The Tissue Recovery Coordinator will typically be scheduled for 12 hours on-call and the shifts are days and nights. You will be given additional compensation when you are dispatched to a case.

Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for : Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Performs the surgical recovery of eye tissue (in-situ / corneal excision and whole globe) from deceased individuals, packages and transports tissues in accordance with TGLN and Health Canada standards using aseptic technique.
  • As required will assist with the recovery of human heart valves, skin and muscle-skeletal tissues
  • 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, and collection of blood and other test samples 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 as well as other technical responsibilities.
  • Works closely with TGLN’s Provincial Resource Centre and local healthcare professionals throughout the process to obtain required information and support.
  • Ensures that all documentation is recorded accurately and completely. Reviews documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established processes.
  • Maintains and prepares equipment and supplies.
  • Assists with projects, and the development of processes and documentation.
  • 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) year’s 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.
  • Demonstrated in depth knowledge of biological and health sciences as well as quality assurance and aseptic technique is preferred.
  • Certification in eye or tissue banking, blood banking or laboratory technology is an asset.
  • Proven ability to maintain and protect patient confidentiality at all times, demonstrating use of discretion and sound judgment.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstration of good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and surgical conscience are required.
  • Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills.
  • A valid class G driver's license without restrictions and access to a reliable vehicle is required
  • Ability to work a variety of 12-hour shifts including days, nights and weekends is required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the assigned area and on occasion as required across the province, on each shift as needed is required.
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