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Materials Associate

Company: DCI Donor Services
Location: Nashville
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

DCI Donor Services is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic team member to join us to save lives! Our mission at DCI Donor Services is to save lives through organ donation and tissue donation, and we want professionals on our team that will embrace this important work! We are looking for a Materials Associate that will be responsible for maintaining the receipt, shipment, and storage of all incoming specimens and donated human tissue.

COMPANY OVERVIEW AND MISSION

For over four decades, DCI Donor Services has been a leader in working to end the transplant waiting list. Our unique approach to service allows for nationwide donation, transplantation, and distribution of organs and tissues while maintaining close ties to our local communities.

DCI Donor Services operates three organ procurement/tissue recovery organizations: New Mexico Donor Services, Sierra Donor Services, and Tennessee Donor Services. We also maximize the gift of life through the DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank and Tennessee Donor Services Eye Bank.

Our performance is measured by the way we serve donor families and recipients. To be successful in this endeavor is our ultimate mission. By mobilizing the power of people and the potential of technology, we are honored to extend the reach of each donor's gift and share the importance of the gift of life.

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. With the help of our employee-led strategy team, we will ensure that all communities feel welcome and safe with us because we are a model for fairness, belonging, and forward thinking.

Key responsibilities this position will perform include:

The required shift for this position is Friday-Sunday, 6:00 AM-6:30 PM.

  • Receives, inspects and inventories incoming materials, including donated human tissue, review required paperwork, enter into electronic database, and add into inventory.
  • Accessions all specimens coming into area. Prepares specimens and generates necessary paperwork for transfer to reference laboratories for further testing.
  • Maintains freezer inventories. Moves human tissue from quarantine freezers into processing freezers.
  • Discards tissue unsuitable for processing at the request and approval of quality systems.
  • Notifies the appropriate quality member of any discrepancies or missing paperwork required for the receipt of material.
  • Initiates supplier corrective action requests (SCARs) and non-conformance reports as appropriate. Works with the compliance team to investigate and close these reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will have:
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • One year of experience in a laboratory, tissue baking or related field, preferred.
    • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office applications. We offer a competitive compensation package including:
      • Up to 176 hours (22, 8-hour days) of PTO your first year
      • Up to 72 hours (9, 8-hour days) of Sick Time your first year
      • Two Medical Plans (your choice of a PPO or HDHP), Dental, and Vision Coverage
      • 403(b) plan with matching contribution
      • Company provided term life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
      • Wellness Program
      • Supplemental insurance benefits such as accident coverage and short-term disability
      • Discounts on home/auto/renter/pet insurance
      • Cell phone discounts through Verizon

        **New employees must have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by their potential start date or be able to supply proof of vaccination.**

        You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon successful submission of your application. The next step of the selection process will be to complete a video screening. Instructions to complete the video screening will be contained in the confirmation e-mail. Please note - you must complete the video screening within 48 hours from submission of your application to be considered for the position.

        DCIDS is an EOE/AA employer - M/F/Vet/Disability.

Keywords: DCI Donor Services, Nashville , Materials Associate, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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