Job Details

Transplant Technician I - Transplant Services

Job Number: 528760
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Completion of two (2) years college to include at least six (6) hours in basic science and no experience required; OR   
High School graduation or GED equivalent, completion of LVN, ORT, Mortician, or MLT program, and one (1) year experience as Vocational Nurse, Operating Room Technician, Mortician, Medical Laboratory Technician, or equivalent. 
Bachelor's degree in basic science such as Biology or Chemistry or Nursing, Med. Technology, Physical Therapy, or Physician Asst. certification or licensure (or eligibility) as appropriate to degree or completion of training preferred. Valid Texas Drivers License required.

Job Duties

Assists with providing family/next of kin opportunity to make informed decision regarding option of tissue donation.      
Assists with compiling and obtaining accurate record of medical/social history and donor inspections; documents all phases of donation.     
Assists in securing blood and tissue samples as required for quality control testing for serology and microbiology.      
Assists and performs preparation of donor sites and procurement of all tissue grafts in accordance with policies and procedures of Transplant Service Center and standards of American Association of Tissue Banks and Eye Bank Association of America.    
Assists in processing (cleans, cuts, rinces, etc.) all tissue grafts:  assists in evaluating/documenting quality structure, size, shape, and sterility; ensures minimal alterations to structure.     
Preforms cleaning, packaging, and sterilization of instruments and supplies according to operating room standards and Transplant Service Center policies and procedures.     
Prepares final packaging of tissue for distribution.       
Assists  with educational programs to promote awareness of tissue donation.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Must be eligible to drive a state vehicle.

Procure and process donated human tissue for transplantation.

Variable hours: nights, weekends, call.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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