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Ex-Vivo Lung Specialist (Silver Spring, MD) (Reloc

Company: United Therapeutics
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The job details are as follows:What We DoUnited Therapeutics Corporation focuses on the strength of a balanced, value-creating biotechnology model. We are confident in our future thanks to our fundamental attributes, namely our commitment to quality and innovation, the power of our brands, our entrepreneurial culture and our bioinformatics leadership. We also believe that our determination to be responsible citizens - having a positive impact on patients, the environment and society - will sustain our success in the long term.We currently have five approved products on the market and a long-term mission of providing an unlimited supply of transplantable organs for those who need them.Our company was founded by an entrepreneur whose daughter was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. She sought to find treatment options and a cure for her daughter and patients like her. We are founder-led, and relentless in our pursuit of "medicines for life". We continue to research and develop treatments for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, pediatric cancers and other orphan diseases.In 2021, we became the first publicly-traded biotech or pharmaceutical company to take the form of a public benefit corporation (PBC). Our public benefit purpose is to provide a brighter future for patients through (a) the development of novel pharmaceutical therapies; and (b) technologies that expand the availability of transplantable organs. At the same time, we seek to provide our shareholders with superior financial performance and our communities with earth-sensitive energy utilization.**This is an on-site role located in Silver Spring, Maryland. Relocation assistance is available as needed.**How you'll contributeThe Ex-Vivo Lung Specialist will develop the skills necessary to perform the clinical ex vivo lung procedure (EVLP) protocols. This role is responsible for evaluating donor lung suitability, managing organ logistics, and coordinating the clinical team for surgical set-up.Maintain all regulatory compliance frameworks associated with clinical procedures including, but not limited to FDA, UNOS, OPTN, CLIA, and CMS at the US federal and state level, as well as that of Health CanadaOperate both commercial and clinical trial EVLP deviceEvaluate donor lung suitability from Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) or transplant center EVLP referralsInitiate referral documentation in LBE's data collection platformReview donor medical chart to confirm device inclusion and exclusion criteriaManage organ logistics to ensure organs arrive within time frame required to execute EVLP procedureCoordinate clinical team arrival to LBE EVLP facility for surgical suite for set-upPrepare surgical suite, including equipment (hardware and disposable) setup, and regular ongoing, and as needed, ex vivo support activities involving, but not limited to instrument and equipment preparation, maintenance, and quality controlEvaluate physical lung condition and lead surgical cannulation/reconstruction of vessels and tracheaManage EVLP procedure, including lung assessment, venous gas sampling, bronchoscopy, x-ray collection, recruitment, and deflationMaintain communication with LBE Medical Consultants and accepting transplant surgeonAddress and resolve medical/safety/eligibility questions from accepting transplant centersMonitor adherence to protocols and determine EVLP case completion in conjunction with LBE Medical Consultant and accepting surgeonFollow OPTN lung packaging procedures and prepare surgical area for next EVLP procedureAssist transplant center in post-EVLP logisticsParticipate in clinical review meetings and other administrative and scientific activitiesCollaborate and perform experiments with pre-clinical and translational medicinal colleagues in assessing the potential of new lung therapeutic development as neededAttend staff meetings and provide input, as needed, into operational, clinical and regulatory development plansAdhere to call schedule as well as support regular daytime office hoursAll other duties as requiredFor this role you will needMinimum RequirementsAssociates Degree2+ years of experience in advanced practice organ procurement/transplant with a BA/BS or 4+ years of experience with an Associates Degree1+ year of experience as a Procurement Transplant Coordinator or Registered Nurse with critical care experience1+ year of experience in sterile technique1+ year of direct experience participating in surgical procedures1+ year of critical care experience including ventilator management and blood gas interpretationUpon hire, willingness to train onsite in Jacksonville, FL; Silver Spring, Maryland; as well as in Toronto, CanadaUpon initial training completion, successfully passing any qualification requirementsDemonstrated specialized knowledge of lung physiology and mechanicsSkilled with data collection and analysisAbility to operate Apple and PC; Microsoft Office Suite (2007 and 2010) skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint required, as well as Adobe Acrobat, etc.Must be able to follow procedures and be competent in sterile technique and basic surgical skills, including suturing and tyingPreferred QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS)CPTC - Certified Procurement Transplant CoordinatorAt United Therapeutics, you'll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged... all while making a difference in the lives of our patients.While United Therapeutics does not require vaccination for Covid-19 at this time, we strongly encourage all employees and visitors to remain up to date on vaccinations and boosters to protect one another from illness. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere and comply with customers' credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination against Covid -19, the influenza virus, and other illnesses that could be harmful to healthcare staff and patients.United Therapeutics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

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