Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Duties/Responsibilities: Assist the Director in the daily operations of the Anatomy Bequest Program including: 85%: Medical education, clinical skills and research support:
Work with internal and external faculty, healthcare providers, and researchers to support their training and research-space, equipment, and anatomical material needs.
Prepare laboratories for clinical training procedures and research studies.
Assign and prepare program donors for medical education, training, and research events.
Conduct study orientation sessions.
Conduct site visits of internal and external institutions to ensure compliance with Anatomy Bequest Program requirements.
Facilitate the transportation of program donors to other MN teaching institutions.
Anatomically prepare body donors for courses.
Perform donor tracking duties.
Conduct quality control checks throughout the donation process.
Facilitate final disposition of program donors.
Clean and maintain laboratories and equipment.
15%: Donor medical suitability screening:
Perform physical intake examination of donors, document examination findings, draw and process serology blood samples, and process donor personal effects.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisors.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Four-year college degree in mortuary science and registration as a Mortuary Science Practitioner licensee with the Minnesota Department of Health with four years of experience. Or four year college degree in the physical sciences, with four years’ experience working in whole body, organ, tissue, or eye donation; a research laboratory; or in a healthcare related field with direct patient care. An individual with an advanced degree plus 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years would also be considered.
Previous experience working professionally and sensitively in an environment which routinely works with bereavement.
Excellent computer skills. Previous experience with word processing and computer applications (Work and Excel). Previous database experience and ability to easily learn new systems.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience editing written material for accuracy, neatness, grammar, clarity, sentence structure, and aptness of thought.
Previous experience with multitasking in a fast paced environment. Must be able to process a high volume of information accurately.
Previous experience successfully handling multiple projects, work demands, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing work assignments.
Must have excellent time and resource management skills.
Must have strong organizational skills required to work in a complex program with frequent interruptions.
Ability to work well collaboratively and independently.
Ability to function compliantly and effectively in a regulated environment.
Must maintain confidentiality of all donor related information and program interests, handle responsibilities ethically.
Must be able to successfully complete a background check and a drug screen.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
Must be service oriented.
Must be a creative problem solver.
Must be able to analyze a large volume of information and make decisions in an environment with many moving parts and competing priorities.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds independently.
Must be able to perform other physical requirements of the position which include assisting team members with moving donor remains at various points in the donation process.
Must be proficient with arterial preservation procedures.
Professional experience with whole body donation.
Internal Number: 337558
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