Organ Preservationist Specialist at Cleveland Clinic

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Assists physician in the preservation and evaluation of organs for transplantation. Maintains laboratory environment and supplies. Assists with related research projects.

  • Prepares equipment, solution and drugs for harvesting, preservation and transplantation of organs.
  • Assists the operating room staff as necessary before, during and after donor organ recovery procedures, as well as during organ transplant procedures.
  • Assists physician with organ harvesting, organ packaging and labeling and with organ transport from out of state or to other local hospitals as required.
  • Coordinates with the Transplant Center and OPO to ensure the receipt of donor organs from an outside institution is conducted according established regulations.
  • When indicated, prepares organs for perfusion.
  • Evaluates the suitability of organs during preservation for transplantation.
  • Monitors the preservation parameter during perfusion preservations by recording pressures, flows and taking samples for other test.
  • Assists physician with bench surgery.
  • Ensures cleanliness of Organ Preservation Lab.
  • Maintains supply inventory, orders and stocks appropriate supplies. Ensures Organ Preservation Lab equipment is optimally maintained and arranges for repairs/replacements as applicable.
  • Assists in organ preservation research studies as applicable under the direction of the Principle Investigator and his/her team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • High School Diploma/GED. Medical related certificate preferred (Paramedic, Medical Assistant, Surgical Tech, etc.)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:
  • Within the scope of the job, requires critical thinking, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to successfully work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:
  • Recent healthcare related experience preferred

Physical Requirements:
  • Manual dexterity to use surgical equipment and to assist with surgical procedures.
  • Normal or corrected vision.
  • Must be able to be on call on a regular basis on weekends and during the week.

Personal Protective Equipment:
  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Cleveland Clinic Health System administers an influenza prevention program as well as a COVID-19 vaccine program. You will be required to comply with both programs, which will include obtaining an influenza vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination, or an exemption.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
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Cleveland Clinic operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Cleveland, OH. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921. It has 35564 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 92 open jobs at Cleveland Clinic, click here.
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