Giving Life a Second Chance
Through Organ & Tissue Donation


Tissue Recovery Specialist (Hershey Area)

This is an excellent opportunity for a surgical technologist or other clinically experienced individual residing in the Hershey area, who is knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology and aseptic techniques, to train and work as a Tissue Recovery Specialist.

This position requires an individual who can:

  • Perform recoveries adhering to and exemplifying established protocols and procedures
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed by the recovery team
  • Precept and train team members when necessary
  • Assist with the continued implementation and improvement of safety and quality assurance programs. Report on the job accidents immediately to the Tissue Team Leader during tissue recoveries and the Organ Administrator on-call during perfusion cases and Human Resources
  • Develop presentations on the tissue donation process for departmental education programs
  • Make appropriate recommendation to the Director of Tissue Services to improve procedures for tissue recovery
  • Cross train to perform all departmental functions that include, tissue recovery, organ preservation, corneal recovery, research recoveries, sterilization, environmental cleaning and central supply duties

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Perform the duties of TRS II
  • Assemble and load necessary equipment and supplies for transport to donor hospitals or for In-House recoveries
  • Transport surgical recovery teams for organ recovery
  • Travel to donor hospitals
  • Set up necessary supplies for recovery
  • Position, drape, and prep donor following GLDP, AATB, FDA, EBAA, UNOS and tissue processor policies
  • Obtain sterile blood for serology testing
  • Perform instrument count and sterilization procedures
  • Reconstruct, clean and provide standard post mortem care to donor
  • Clean and return OR to previous condition
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures applicable to the sterilization and packaging of equipment
  • Repack and restock donor bags and supplies after each case
  • Follow good documentation practices
  • and performs miscellaneous related duties and others duties as assigned

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Experience as an EMT-B, Surgical Technician, Sterile Technician, Central Supply Technician, Anesthesia Technician or Funeral Director
  • Preferred but not required, certification in surgical technology program or completion of an Associate degree program in related profession and at least one year of surgical technology experience
  • Residence in the Hershey or nearby area and a valid driver’s license
  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time and lift 50-70 pounds in order to move supplies and position patients
  • The ability to remain alert and work for 18-24 or more consecutive hours
  • The ability to drive in adverse weather conditions; and be able to drive to any hospital in the Gift of Life service area and must be able to fly via helicopter or fixed wing aircraft to hospitals within our service area or anywhere in the United States or Canada
  • The ability perform on-call duties on scheduled weekdays, weekends and holidays and regularly participate in continuing education and mandatory staff meetings

We offer an outstanding compensation and benefits package, including medical, prescription drug and dental insurances, as well as tuition assistance and an employer matched 403(b) savings plan.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and support diversity in our workplace.

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