Tissue Recovery Coordinator

LifeLink Foundation, Inc Published: January 4, 2019
Norcross, GA
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Based out of the Norcross office, a Tissue Recovery Coordinator will work within established LifeLink Foundation, OPO, and Tissue Bank Program policies and protocols, the incumbent applies the principles of sterile technique and surgical expertise in the recovery of a variety of cadaveric tissue and bone for transplantation; participates in call rotation maintains an ongoing open line of communication with Tissue Recovery Supervisor and Manager, Tissue Recovery. Serves as Primary on cases. Provides backup to the Recovery Supervisor responsibilities as directed.



  • Adheres to the established protocols set forth in the LifeLink Foundation Tissue Bank Standards and Procedures Manual.
  • Participates in and assists with the training of surgical recovery of human tissue for transplantation to include aseptic technique and circulation in an operating room setting.
  • Responsible for calling per diem staff to respond to case.
  • Oversees per diem staff members during case.
  • Participates and assists Supervisor with development of the tissue recovery call-rotation schedule.
  • Inspects, maintains, and monitors equipment, supplies, and instrumentation used for procurement.
  • Assists and monitors trainees regarding the preparation of sterile work areas and supplies needed for various stages of procurement.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Life Science field or licensure as a Registered Nurse, Physicians Assistant or Medical Technologist and, two years experience in Tissue Banking and hold a certificate as an AATB certified Tissue Bank Specialist; or
  • Associates Degree in Allied Science (ORT, EMT, or CST); and a minimum of four years experience in any one of these fields, and hold a certificate as an AATB Certified Tissue Bank Specialist; or
  • Successful completion of an accredited surgical technology program or its equivalent
  • Manual dexterity to demonstrate proper surgical technique in the procurement of bone and tissue for transplant.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to lift, carry and/or move equipment of varying weight from 1 to 30 pounds for 10% of the work time and to stand for 90% of the work time.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle 24/7 call-rotation responsibilities and respond to emergency situations with availability to take call a minimum of 33% of the work month
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