Zachary Connor

  • Greenwood Village US-CO
Zachary Connor

Work History

Work History

Jun 2012 - Present

QC Acceptability Trainer (Night Shift)

AlloSource
  • Develop, present, track, and verify training of all new and existing employees in all required duties they perform. 
  • Perform in Core reviews of all Skin processing records, and tissue before it leaves the Core.
  • Maintain quality records within the standards of AlloSource SOP.
  • Write and red line Acceptability and non Acceptability procedures, SOP's and Work Instructions.
  • Write numerous review checklists for all processes currently being performed in the core.
  • Excellent communication, and working relationships with multiple departments i.e. Suitability, Operations, Inventory Control and Planning.
  • Quarantine and NCR tissue when needed.
  • Initiate Reworks that both require and do not require a Job.
  • Perform the visual inspection, quality dispositions, and release of tissue into final inventory.
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

Traditional Processing Technician II

AlloSource
  • Process human tissue for transplantation in accordance with Good Tissue Practices
  • Train new employes on procedures in and out of the core.
  • Process human tissue using power equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of human anatomy
  • Use of aseptic technique daily
  • Clean, organize, and maintain processing work areas
  • Accurately record processing data and information
  • Accurately document material transactions and physically transfer product to designated locations
  • Accurately process human tissues within specified graft measurements
Nov 2009 - May 2011

Recovery Technician

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
  • Performed the surgical procurement of ocular donor tissues
  •  Received donor referral information via Statline and wrote up cases
  • Made all initial and follow up phone calls to hospitals, coroner offices and hospice centers. Maintained positive communication, and working relationships with all facilities, and facility personnel.
  • Used critical thinking skill to determine donor eligibility before and during procurements.
  • Contacted donor family members to discuss donation process, get consent, and perform the Medical Social interview.
  • Thoroughly review donor medical records and quality controlled documentation before and after procurement.
  • Evaluated all recovered tissue for suitability after procurement.
  • Maintained concurrent documentation of each donor in the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank database.
  • Coordinated and dispatched field recovery Technicians for recoveries.

Skills

Skills

Traning

While in the military I trained every new medic that would join the platoon in the current SOP's. It was my responsibility to make sure they were "battle ready," through hard work and LOTS of training. At the eye bank I was charged with training 2 brand new employees on all surgical procedures performed, including the Insitu, and Enucleation procedure. 

Aseptic Technique

First learned Aseptic technique in U.S. Army assisting with surgical procedures. Used on a daily basis in the eye bank performing cornea recoveries. Currently used on a daily basis at AlloSource handing and processing recovered tissue in sterile rooms.

Enucleation Procedure

Insitu Procedure

Specular Microscopy

Basic conversational Spanish skills

Medical terminology

Including medical abbreviations.

Expert medical skills

Data entry, maintaining databases

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - Dec 2006

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Before joining the military I attended 2 years of college at this university. During my time there I was focusing on healthcare, and healthcare management and had a 4.0 GPA.

Aug 2000 - Mar 2004

None

Cherry Creek High School

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2006 - Present

Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic

National Registry

References

References

Kathleen McDermott

I work dirrectly with Kat. She is a Quality Control Coordinator  and trained me when I first started.

Kristina Geisler

I work directly with Kristina. She is a fellow recovery technician.

Rhett Neumayer

Rhett trained me when I first started at AlloSource.

Cody Page

Direct supervisor