Title:  Eye Bank Specialist I

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Nights and weekends
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $38,212 to $52,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  16851


The Eye Bank Specialist is an integral position to the Lions Eye Bank.  The position works to procure tissue from the local hospitals, morgues, and funeral homes.  The tissue is used in transplant surgery and/or research.  The position is responsible for determining whether the tissue is suitable for donation.  The Eye Bank Specialist is responsible for the timely release/suitability determine of ocular tissue for research and/or transplant purposes, and processes tissue according to surgery needs.

Job Duties

  • Upon notification of a decedent, the specialist performs microscopic evaluation of tissue for suitability determination.
  • Performs initial referral screening and internal processing of tissue.
  • Obtains legal consent and communication.  
  • Ability to perform eye recovery procedures and assist in training as needed.
  • Performs dissection and preservation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree either AA, BS, or BA.
  • Three years in a health care setting, laboratory, surgical setting, experience in tissue banking, funeral homes or working with next of kin.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.