Detailed Shift Schedule: Full time; 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 3434 Live Oak Street, Liebermann Building
The Islet Cell Specialist is responsible for the daily coordination of donor tissue acceptance, preservation and distribution of human islet tissues. The specialist is involved with the development and implementation of protocols, implementation of quality control procedures/documentation, liaison with multiple offices and coordinators and in training staff. The specialist also participates in professional education and public awareness activities related to tissue donation and transplantation, and new program development with the Islet Cell Lab.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Is responsible for processing, preservation and distribution of human tissue for transplantation, which are obtained in accordance with the standards of the Islet Cell Lab.
Develops and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and forms to meet the specification of the islet isolation lab process from a clinical standpoint, geared toward FDA regulations of a GMP facility.
Implements current good manfacturing practices and supervise specific protocols related to islet cell transplantation.
Coordinates the Quality Control and Quality Assurance activities within the Islet Cell Lab.
Coordinates daily activities of the Islet Cell Lab. Monitors and acts to provide updating of technical competence for all Technician positions.
Participates in discussions regarding the budget development and cost accountability for the Isolation Lab.
Maintains functional communications with other groups/departments/organizations. Establishing and updating priorities within the lab.
Deals with unforeseen clinical issues that arise related to tissue processing, preservation, and distribution.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Expert knowledge of anatomy, microbiology, and medical terminology.
Able to provide assistance and expertise in the maintenance of all laboratory equipment.
Knowledge of quality control and quality assurance principles and processes.
Expert knowledge of sterile technique, tissue recovery, processing, preservation, and distribution.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
EDUCATION - Bachelor's or 4 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
EXPERIENCE - 1 Year of Experience
Ideal Candidate: Prior experience in cGLP, cGMP, ASCP will be preferred
Additional information: Laboratory experience in sterile processing, cell culture and basic biochemical
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!