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Tissue Recovery Coordinator (In Training) 

About the Organization

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We're dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.  


At LifeSource, were relentlessly pursuing a day where those in need of a life-saving or life-enhancing organ, eye or tissue transplant receive that gift. By joining the LifeSource team, you will have the chance to positively impact your neighbors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin maybe someone in your very own community.

LifeSource is seeking a Tissue Recovery Coordinator who will be trained to be responsible to actively participate in training to perform surgical recovery of tissue and eye from deceased donors for transplantation and/or research purposes across the donor service area.

1) Engage in safe, timely and compassionate surgical recovery of tissue (including skin, cardiac, vascular, musculoskeletal, and ocular) from incision to reconstruction using established surgical and sterile technique protocols in an operating room or similar environment.

2) Assist, exhibiting a thorough understanding of requirements, with assessment, lab testing specimens, packaging, and documentation coordination of a recovery.

3) Engage in general tissue services including assisting with tracking and maintaining the cleanliness and orderly manner
of the clinical suite, including tissue supply rooms, staging area, and offsite medical examiner recovery suites.

If this sounds of interest to you, find more information on the role byclicking here to view the full position description.

This position will remain open for 30 days or until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the review process will begin right away.

Why Join LifeSource:

Since 1989, the LifeSource team has worked with our regions diverse communities to break down barriers to donation. Bringing a rich diversity of perspectives and experience to our organization at all levels strengthens our ability to serve our community and fulfill our mission. Our values embody how we engage in our work - respect, advocacy, accountability, life and innovation.More information on our continued work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found on our website.

We set our team up for success by providing comprehensive on-boarding, as well as on-going personal and career development. Team members are offered traditional benefits such as health, vision, dental, and life insurance, generous PTO, and 401k matching. We also support our team through non-traditional benefits such as tuition reimbursement, resiliency coaching, and HSA employer contributions.

LifeSource is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace with opportunities for all talent to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of marginalized communities, and non-traditional applicants to apply.

Position Requirements

1. Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to 2 years of biology, anatomy surgical
procedures, dissection, tissue recovery or similar responsibilities, with proven knowledge of human anatomy.
2. Prefer proven knowledge of aseptic/sterile technique.
3. Performing recoveries requires attention to detail, hand-eye coordination, a steady hand, effective fine motor
skills, occasionally exerting necessary force and ability to manipulate tools accurately to execute trained
4. Frequently lift objects up to 50 pounds and carry short distances. Ability to push/pull up to 150 pounds with
assistance. Heavier objects should be lifted and transferred using team help.
5. Stamina for the ability to stand 100% of the time during recovery.
6. Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers with
proficiency in the ability to develop and connect with people quickly.
7. Proven self-directed, motivated contributor with a strong initiative and ability to function autonomously,
establish priorities and work effectively within a team environment.
8. Must be organized, detail oriented, and have excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
9. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
10. Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate
information including, but not limited to, personal team member data, organizational operations or work
processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or
protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.
11. Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based devices and mobile tools such as personal computers
and related software, electronic medical record systems, mobile phones, and mobile printing devices.

1. Requires a variable on-call and in-office blended schedule to ensure 24-hour coverage which includes weekdays,
weekends, nights and holidays. Must be able to adjust schedule to accommodate organizational needs including
times of clinical high volume.
2. Environmental influences may include unpleasant odors, slippery surfaces, work in operating rooms/morgues at
hospitals/funeral homes/medical examiners offices, temperature variations, exposure to human tissue and
associated hazards and biohazards.
3. Must maintain a valid driver license and have reliable personal automobile to be used with company
reimbursement using IRS guidelines. Able to travel within the service area (MN, ND, SD) by ground or air.
4. Affected team member in Category I are regularly exposed to bloodborne pathogens and have a potential for
this exposure or handle materials that could spread infection (one or more potential opportunities per month).
Additionally, they have regular interaction with staff in patient or donor areas in a hospital or clinic setting while
performing their assigned job duties.
5. Must be able to follow and successfully complete category immunization, health screening and background
check requirements.

Shift Nights  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Minneapolis, MN - LifeSource  
Open Date 7/9/2022  
EOE Statement LifeSource is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace with opportunities for all talent to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of marginalized communities, and non-traditional applicants to apply.  

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