• Transplant Procedure Technician

    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Requisition ID
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE SUSL Kidney Acquist
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    **This position is a day shift including on-call shifts**


    Machine perfusion (MP) is a technique used in kidney deceased organ transplantation as a means of preserving the organs which are to be transplanted. To some degree, it emulates natural perfusion. It is an alternative to cold storage (CS). The transplant department will maintain trained personnel to support the transplant surgeons in kidney preservation/perfusion as well as to manage data coordination The Transplant Procedure Technician supports the on-going delivery of care as identified by the multi-disciplinary Patient Management Team.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities

    • Merchant Discounts

    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary: Negotiable




    Machine Perfusion:

    Assist surgeons with kidney transplant perfusion. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the equipment and supplies used for perfusion. Ensure equipment in working order, and/or ensure appropriate intervention done to repair machine. Operate the perfusion equipment with skill and monitor kidneys as required under the supervision of the surgeon. Assist the surgeons as required. Maintain supplies related to kidney perfusion. Ensure Transplant Administrator is aware of perfusion issues in a timely manner.

    Effective Communication:

    Track data and keep complete records related to organs and transplantation. Complete United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) required forms and ESRD Network 13 forms accurately, completely, and on time under the supervision of the Clinical Director. Retrieve data as requested by transplant team members and the Transplant Quality Manager for quality assurance purposes. Chart laboratory reports on post-transplant patients under the supervision of the post-transplant nurses and physicians with accuracy and timeliness. Participate in multidisciplinary team activities. Performs tasks and duties which do not require a licensed practitioner, professional judgment or intervention.


    Bachelor's degree in Anatomy and Physiology or related field OR High School diploma/GED plus 4 years of experience in patient care.


    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Dust, Sharp objects/tools


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