Surgical Technologist and Organ Recovery Specialist
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 2 Year Degree
Hospital, Public and Private
Advocacy / Non-Profit
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 1
At LifeSource, Surgical Technologist and Organ Recovery Coordinators aid in the donation and transplantation process by ensuring successful organ delivery to the recipients while making sure that the hospital staff are provided with the right resources.
Take your skills to the next level: This is not your typical Surgical Technologist job.
**Note: New hires in this role will be eligible for a hiring bonus after three and six months of employment**
At LifeSource, you will:
Act as the subject matter expert and coordinate the entire operating room.
Guide transplant surgeons, hospital teams and other LifeSource team member through organ recoveries.
Adapt to changes and problem solve any issues that arise.
Assist hospital team on identifying surgical instruments needed and its use/timing during for organ recovery.
Ensure the organ recovery goes well by (1) keeping everyone informed and prepared and (2) preserving, packaging, and sometimes delivering the recovered organs.
Experience varying OR environments across the country and adapt to their policies and culture.
There are a number of reasons to work at LifeSource, but we are guided by one purpose – to save lives.
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—just follow the QR code on the sidebar. 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.
Requires advanced education with a surgical focus and a minimum of two years experience in an operating room environment or a combination of equivalent education and 2 years of experience.
Requires successful completion of Certified Transplant Preservationist certification within 2 years of hire.
Prefer designation as a Certified Surgical Technologist, Certified Surgical Assistant, Surgical Technologist or equivalent.
Requires previous proven practiced knowledge of human anatomy and aseptic/sterile technique.
Schedule and Working Conditions
Requires regular on-call availability of thirteen (13) 24-hour shifts per four (4) week block, including working weekends and holidays. Requires 2 weekends, per 4-week block, this includes Friday, Sat, Sun or Saturday, Sun, Mon. Additionally, four (4) office days per 4-week block.
Must report on-site within 1 hour of notification.
Overtime may be appropriate to meet organizational needs. May require extended periods of work time including travel.
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.