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Edwin O. Pérez, CTBS
10308 Rancho Road La Mesa, CA 91941 | Cell: 619-602-9157
Become part of a growth-oriented company utilizing my extensive tissue
banking and surgical experience to enhance company growth and provide
lifesaving and life enhancing benefits to organ and tissue recipients. My
extensive experience in all aspects of a full service Tissue Bank will provide
expert tissue authorization, medical record review, tissue suitability
determination and ensure high quality tissue recovery.
Lead Tissue Coordinator: CTBS certified expert in all aspects of tissue
banking including donor family authorization, donor
screening/suitability, tissue recovery, processing, packaging and tissue
distribution. Committed to customer service excellence by providing
feedback to others and open to receiving growth performance feedback.
Expert practitioner and trainer aseptic/sterile tissue recovery.
Administrator on call: Extensive experience providing 24/7 oversight
for tissue referrals and staff deployment ensuring that all authorized
tissue donors are recovered within protocols by trained staff.
Performance Improvement: Collaborate with various disciplines within
Lifesharing in identifying inefficiencies and assist with implementation of
Trainer: Preceptor for authorization, review, documentation and tissue
recovery. Developed and implemented tissue review and recovery
Electronic Medical Record: Expert super user and trainer for
documentation of all aspects of the tissue donation process in EMR.
Developed/designed and led transition to stand-alone industry validated
Public Speaking: Expert public speaker with more than 25 years of
presentations to the health care professionals and to the public.
Systems: Advance knowledge of DonorTrac, Statline and Microsoft Office
with special emphasis on Excel.
Bilingual: Spanish; expert speaking, reading, and writing.
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Lifesharing; A Donate Life Organization; 2002 – Present
Lead Tissue Coordinator/AOC. Harry Celestin, Tissue Director. 619-218-2757.
Experience managing all aspects of the Tissue Donation Process for transplant,
research and medical education.
Tissue Donation Coordinator: Manage all aspect of the tissue donation
process including authorization, donor suitability, and tissue recovery.
Administrator on call: suitability review of tissue donors and deployment
of staff. Development of on call schedule ensuring appropriate equitable
coverage of all shifts.
Preceptor for all Tissue Review and Recovery Coordinators. Serve as
main trainer for annual competency training, new employees, and new
implemented processes to ensure that minimum training requirements
were being met.
Tissue recovery of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, joint restoration,
split and full thickness skin recovery and adipose recovery. Ensure that
the tissue recovered is of the highest quality by adherence to the
standard recovery procedures.
Quality Review chart completion in a timely manner while maintaining
confidentiality of all records.
Family Services Coordinator: donor authorization approach and donor
Electronic Medical Record: design, maintain and control documents
Development and implementation of on call schedule of multiple
departments ensuring coverage for Family Services, Tissue Coordinators,
AOC’s and Tissue Recovery technicians for over 10 years.
Experience in coordinating and collaborating with Medical Examiners,
Coroners, Pathologists, Funeral Directors, and Hospital administrative
Commits to continued learning and growth.
Tissue Processors: Effectively worked with Tissue Processors regarding
policies, donor suitability and recovery. Experience working with the
following Tissue Processors: CryoLife, LifeNet Health, Allosource, LifeCell,
RTI, Allosource, Pinnacle, MTF, BBA, Axogen.
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UC San Diego Health System; Emergency Department; 1998 – 2002
Emergency Trauma Technician. Linda Yee, Manager (Retired).
Assessed the nature and extent of illness or injury and established priority for
required emergency care. Based on assessment findings, rendered appropriate
medical care to patients of all ages.
Initial assessment and support treatment for life threatening conditions.
Opening and maintaining a clear airway, ventilating patients, performing
CPR, controlling hemorrhage, obtaining a medical histories, vital signs,
bandaging and dressing wounds.
Managing respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic, behavioral and
Collaborate with other medical disciplines to provide high quality medical
care to emergency care patients.
Hartson/AMR Medical Services 1994 – 1998
Emergency Medical Technician. Raul H. Velasco, Supervisor. 619-405-9008
Critical care transports. Assist EMT-P when providing ACLS during emergency
responses and medical aids.
2003 – Present American Association of Tissue Banks; CTBS certified
1995 – 1996 Emergency Medical Technician
1991 – 1992 ROP, Emergency Medical Technician
1985 – 1987 ‘Escuela Politecnica’ Military Academy, Guatemala, C. A.
1983 – 1985 Bachelor’s in Science and Letters, Diploma Institute,
‘The Friendly Teacher’ Guatemala, C. A.