- Process human tissue for purposes of transplantation (specifically amnion, amniotic fluid, demineralized bone matrix, cancellous bone grafts, but may be other tissue grafts as needed). - Utilize various types of surgical equipment and instrumentation to perform aseptic processing of all tissue to fabricate various transplantable allografts. - Coordinate daily tissue processing to ensure that all tissue processing is scheduled and completed to meet deadlines. - Perform pre-processing and post-processing tissue evaluations to ensure high-quality products. - Obtain informed consent/authorization from potential tissue donors and/or their next of kin. - Perform tissue acquisition/recovery (specifically amnion) and ensure tissue maintains aseptic packaging and temperature. - Responsible for the donor record assembly, record retrieval, timely review, record completion, submission to the medical director, and release of completed donor records to appropriate department. - Contact laboratories, hospitals, partners, medical examiners/coroners, medical director, sterilization facility, etc. to obtain all necessary information to safely release the donor/tissue for transplantation. - Disinfect, repack, and sterilize all instrumentation and equipment in a timely manner and ensure that instrumentation and equipment is available for all procedures. - Receive and distribute tissue. Communicate with hospitals, partners, distributors, and other customers, as needed for tissue distribution and donor information for in-process tissues. This duty includes but is not limited to: Package and un-package tissue, label all tissue containers, and move tissue through the process flow. Input all tissue/donor information into appropriate company databases. Update databases as additional information becomes available and notify appropriate parties of updates. - Arrange and perform pick-ups and deliveries of all tissue from shipping companies (i.e. FedEx, airlines, or other transportation companies. - Move tissue to appropriate shelves and into appropriate refrigerators/freezers as tissue moves through the process flow. - Package, box, and label tissue for final packaging, sterilization, etc. Send tissue to sterilization facility for allograft sterilization and receive tissue back from sterilization facility. - Maintain, order, and rotate all supplies / reagents and ensuring they are qualified prior to use. - Perform required cleaning of all clean room space, laboratory areas, and supply/tissue storage. - Perform all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with company safety policies and according to applicable regulations; maintain a neat work area and environment. - Display courtesy and consideration to coworkers, recovery agencies, physicians, coroners, Medical Examiners, hospitals, board members, volunteers, and facility guests. - Assist in staff training as position applies and as directed by supervisor. - Perform all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with company policies and according to applicable regulations; maintain a neat work area and environment. - Perform other duties as requested/required by you supervisor.
Knowledge and Skill
- Bachelor’s degree in a life science or equivalent education/experience in tissue and/or eye banking preferred. - AATB and/or EBAA certification highly preferred - Working knowledge of tissue processing (specifically amnion and bone processing) for transplant. Must comprehend and follow aseptic processing techniques. - Able to work flexible schedule to support tissue bank requirements and work on call as needed. - Excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple activities, meet deadlines and initiate corrective action to resolve problems encountered. - Able to handle duties with minimal supervision. - Proven skills interacting with people on all levels; demonstrates ability and willingness to facilitate good interpersonal relations with supervisors and other employees. - Strong oral and written communication skills. - Strong computer skills and competent in MS Office products and efficient in email and internet applications - Must have working knowledge of medical terminology. - Must have a valid drivers’ license and be able to drive. - Must maintain confidentiality of all donor related information and company interests. - In-depth knowledge of FDA 21 CFR Part 1270 & 1271 and American Association of Tissue Banks – Standards for Tissue Banking (Current Edition). Familiar with FDA 21 CFR Parts 801, 803, 806, 820, & 822 as well as ISO 13485.
Internal Number: HRS-002-J-TB
About Promote Biologics
Promote Biologics is a new tissue bank located in San Antonio, Texas that will be providing the following services: birth tissue acquisition, birth tissue processing, and musculoskeletal tissue processing. Promote Biologics is a subsidiary of Alliance Partners, LLC.