Tissue Recovery Specialist

Erik Loy

On May 24, 2012 Erik was officially placed on the liver transplant list. LEARN MORE.

Lifebanc, a dynamic and growing non-profit healthcare organization in Northeast, Ohio is dedicated to saving and healing lives through organ, eye and tissue donation. Lifebanc is one of the original seven independent organ procurement organizations in the United States. We serve nearly four million people and work with 80 hospitals in 20 counties. Our vision is pursuing a future when the decision to donate is an honor and everyone waiting receives a transplant

Position Description:

This position is responsible for providing tissue recovery services enabling the organization to fulfill donor and donor family wishes and to increase the supply of safe transplantable tissues to those in need while meeting AATB and FDA standards.

Essential Functions

  1.  Surgical recovery of ocular tissue, bones, tendons, nerves, cardiovascular and skin tissues for transplantation as well as tissues for research/teaching when the opportunity exists.
  2.  Covers assigned shifts on the tissue recovery schedule to assure adequate and reliable coverage.
  3.  Performs as team leader (if trained) and communicates with the tissue team, Call Center, hospital staff, couriers and the Tissue Administrator on Call.


The successful candidate will have a degree, diploma or certificate in allied health, science or nursing is preferred. A minimum of 2 years in clinical health care or tissue banking is preferred (such as EMT/Paramedic, Funeral Home and Surgical Technologist). Knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and universal precautions. Lifebanc operates 24 hours a day and this position requires flexibility including weekday, evening, weekend and holiday hours and must be able to work an on-call schedule and work as a team player to cover needed open shifts on the schedule. Prior operating room experience is preferred and the ability to be on your feet for six or more hours. The qualified candidate must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, current auto insurance and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package which includes employer paid dental benefits, short and long-term disability and life insurance. We also offer paid time off, retirement plan, on-site fitness facility, tuition reimbursement and more!

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