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Tissue Procurement Specialist II

University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC Omaha, NE

Tissue Procurement Specialist II


EEO Statement:

UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Location Omaha, NE
Requisition Number: Staff_13012
Department Lions Eye Bank 50001235
Business Unit College of Medicine
Reg-Temp Full-Time Regular
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, TBD
Remote/Telecommuting No remote/telecommuting opportunity
Position Summary
As a Tissue Procurement Specialist II for the Lions Eye Bank of Nebraska (LEBN), responsible for communicating with hospitals, organ and tissue procurement organizations, coroners, hospice groups, and funeral homes on all deaths in Nebraska as they occur, and screening all deaths for the possibility of eye/cornea donation. If the death qualifies for eye donation, they will screen the medical history with nursing staff and through medical records (EMR), and contact family for medical social history and consent for donation; all of this requires a high degree of tact, timing, and attention to detail. They are also responsible for performing sterile recoveries and processing procedures on a regular basis.

In addition, the Tissue Procurement Specialist II performs tissue review/approval for transplant as final donor tissue eligibility determination (CEBT function) and performs processing of corneas used for surgery.
Position Details
Posting Category Healthcare
Working Title Tissue Procurement Specialist II
Job Title Healthcare Specialist
Salary Grade HC23S
Appointment Type B1 - REG MGR PROF SALARY
Salary Range $53,800 - $80,700/annual
Job Requisition Begin Date 04/24/2024
Application Review Date 05/01/2024
Review Date Information:
Initial application review will begin on the date provided in the field above. Applications received prior to this review date will be considered. Applications received after the review date may be considered.
Required and Preferred Qualifications

Required Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
If any degree major/training is required, please specify the type. (NOTE: Concentration and minors are not equivalent to a major)
Science or Health related field.

(Will consider six years related education and experience combined of which two years must include related post high school education)
Required Experience 2 years
If any experience is required, please specify what kind of experience:
Experience in organ procurement, tissue banking, surgical technician or other medically related field.

(Will consider six years related education and experience combined of which two years must include related post high school education) 
Required License Yes
If yes, what is the required licensure/certification?
Valid driver’s license
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook
Required Other Computer Applications:
Required Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.) Familiar with computerized data base and other computer applications.

2.) Highly developed analytical and organizations skills.

3.) Ability to prioritize and make independent clinical judgments.

4.) Demonstrate problem solving abilities.

5.) Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact collaboratively and sensitively with donor families.

6.) Knowledge of confidentiality as it applies to medical data and patient information.

7.) Personable, sensitive to the nature of the field of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

8.) Knowledge of medical terminology required with the ability to read and interpret a medical chart mandatory.

9.) Manual dexterity in the use of microsurgical instruments.

10.) Knowledge and ability to utilize sterile technique.

11.) Ability to travel.

12.) Ability to work call coverage on a rotating basis, including nights, weekends and holidays
Preferred Education: None Preferred
If any degree/training is preferred, please specify the type:
Preferred Experience:
Preferred License: No
If yes, what is the preferred licensure/certification?:
Preferred Computer Applications:
Preferred Other Computer Applications:
Preferred Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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EEO Statement

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. 

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a minimum of two years post high school education in a Science or Health related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in organ procurement, tissue banking, surgical technician or other medically related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If you do have experience in organ procurement, tissue banking, surgical technician or other medically related field, please elaborate. (If No, indicate NA)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Careerlink
    • Employee Referral
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Job Fair
    • Lincoln Journal Star
    • Linkedin
    • Omaha World Herald
    • UNMC Job Site
    • Facebook
    • NEWorks
    • Handshake
    • Other
  7. * If Other, please specify the source. Otherwise, indicate NA.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Within the past 6 months, have you been affected by a reduction in force or grant funding expiration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents

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    Full-time Employee
    Date Posted May 8, 2024
    Requisition Staff_13012
    Located In Omaha, NE
    Job Type Full-time Employee
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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