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Tissue Recovery Technician 1 - Repost

Requisition ID: 224661 

Position Number: 20090123

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Winnipeg Shared Health

Department / Unit: Tissue Bank Manitoba 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: SHMAHCPTissBank

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Nights;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015 

Salary: $18.265, $18.583, $18.898, $19.212, $19.527, $19.844


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

As a member of the recovery team and under the supervision of the Team Leader and/or preceptor Recovery Technician II, the incumbent is responsible for the successful completion of on-the-job training and for demonstrating competency in aseptic tissue recovery including but not limited to: surgical dissection, back table procedures, circulator functions, physical assessment, blood recovery, pre and post tissue recovery procedures in the OR and at the tissue bank, instrument cleaning and preparing for sterilization, packing of recovery kits and preparing tissue for shipment to processors. The incumbent may also at times work independently to perform the aforementioned tasks.


  • A minimum of 2 years experience or training in surgical technology/operating room procedures, allied health, medical, technical or mortuary field, preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Completion of a post secondary education diploma or degree or currently enrolled in a healthcare related diploma or degree program required. Preference will be given to licensed healthcare professionals.
  • Must commit to a comprehensive on-the-job training program (approximately 6 months) in tissue recovery and related procedures and pass the competency requirements as a condition of employment.


  • Licensed in a healthcare profession preferred.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of gross anatomy and sterile technique preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team as required.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves considerable walking, lifting, bending, stooping, carrying and standing for long periods.
  • Manual dexterity is required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 kg at least 50 cm from the floor to waist high.
  • Frequent exposure to human tissue and bodily fluids.
  • Must be available on a regular basis and be able to arrive at the tissue bank within 1 hour or less for cases.
  • May be required to be on call including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays and to work extended periods of overtime.
  • May involve occasional overnight or long-distance travel.
  • Willingness to travel by automobile, commercial or charter aircraft required.
  • Valid driver’s license and able to drive company vans required.


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accomodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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