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Tissue Recovery Technician

Company: ConnectLife
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Tissue Recovery Technicians contribute to ConnectLife's mission of inspiring donation and connecting lives through the recovery of anatomical gifts. One tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 75 people.

Tissue Recovery Technician- Per Diem

Location: This position is located at ConnectLife Albany: 10C Solar Drive Halfmoon, NY 12065. *Must be able to get to get to this office within 1 hour of call-time.


Full Per Diem: Minimum of 12 on-call shifts (7am-7pm OR 7pm-7am) per month OR
Modified Per Diem: Work minimum 3 on-call shifts per week and receive guaranteed weekly stipend in addition to tissue case pay, plus option for enrollment in health insurance
Training period requires minimum of three shifts a week

Salary: Commission-based plan (paid per tissue procedure)

*Travel required using ConnectLife vehicle to area hospitals and extends up to Vermont

Job Summary

Tissue Recovery Technicians are responsible for the hands-on, scalpel-to-skin, surgical removal of human tissue from our deceased donors. They would also be responsible for the preservation and packaging of human tissues for use in transplant and research.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Participate as a member of the tissue recovery team while adhering to the standards, guidelines, and requirements of aseptic tissue recovery.

2. Perform all tissue recovery related tasks including, but no limited to, room clean and set up, blood draw, donor preparation, tissue recovery, and post recovery room clean and decontamination.

3. Adhere to the obligations and requirements of the monthly on-call schedule.

4. Recover and package donated human tissue to ensure the integrity and the suitability of the tissue.

5. Ensure proper reconstruction of the donor following recovery.

6. Ensure compliance with AATB, EBAA, State, Federal, and ConnectLife standards for eye and tissue recovery.

7. Make a proactive effort to stay informed and up to date regarding changes in policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

8. Attend required meetings and/or trainings.

Education Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent required.
Associate degree or higher in related field desired.


Healthcare / medical related field, or
One year of hospital experience in a clinical area, or
One year eye banking experience, or
One year tissue banking experience preferred.

Required Physical Demands:

Continuous standing, at least 65% of the time.
Frequent sitting, walking, bending, squatting, and kneeling.
Continuous lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 10lbs. Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 lbs.
Frequent reaching forward, lateral, and overhead.
Continuously receiving detailed information through written, electronic, and oral communication.
Frequent clarity of vision at near and/or far distances.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Anatomy and physiology strongly preferred.
Must be adaptable to change, detail oriented, and highly organized with the ability to think critically and multi-task while maintaining focus and accuracy through interruptions.
Experience working in a collaborative team environment strongly preferred.
Must be self-motivated and reliable with a professional appearance and demeanor.
Must have a valid NYS Drivers license and reliable transportation. Travel and On-Call required.

EMT, Surgical Technicians, LPN's, Morticians and Medical Professionals encouraged to apply!

Text Renee at 716-468-4636 for more information.

Keywords: ConnectLife, Albany , Tissue Recovery Technician, Engineering , Albany, New York

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