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Title:  Eye Bank Technician I

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Varies, weekends incl., 15 hours min. req. weekly
Work Location:  Beaumont, Tx
Salary Range:  $14.88 per hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  2323
Summary

Part-time, varies, weekends included, 15 hours mininimum required weekly

 

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an Eye Bank Technician I position with the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.  The Lions Eye Bank is a 365, 24/7 operation who assists in sight enhancement and improvement by providing ocular surface tissues to surgeons throughout the Texas Gulf Coast and the United States.  This is an hourly position with a minimum of 15 hours of availability per week as needed. The position requires flexibility as on-call availability is required to procure cases.  The workload is based on available cases in the Beaumont area.

 

The Eye Bank Technician I is responsible for the recovery of human ocular tissue for transplant and/or research.  Our technicians are dedicated to the highest ethical standard and are trained to follow our surgical procedures to ensure tissues are recovered safely with respect and dignity to the donor and their family.  We follow standards of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) and regulations from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The duties of an Eye Bank Technician I include, but are not limited to performing safe, efficient, and quality surgical recovery of human ocular tissue for transplant and/or research; aseptically recover tissues while maintaining the sterility of the work area; collect complete and accurate data from the recovery site and other appropriate agencies to include any relevant medical records, blood specimens, laboratory data, and the like - must be able to review for accuracy, legibility, and integrity; accurately measure, label, and package tissue for shipment or transport; clean and sanitize work area and all equipment and supplies as necessary; remove trash and bio-hazard waste from the work area and place in designated areas; act professionally and respectfully as a representative of LEBT in hospitals, funeral homes, and other donation settings; be available during assigned on-call shifts or as needed.

Job Purpose

 

Responsible for recovering eye tissues needed for transplant and/or research. Evaluates corneal tissue and donor information to determine whether the tissue is suitable for donation.

Job Duties
  • Recovers eye tissue from tissue donors for transplant or research purposes.
  • Performs and documents donor physical and ocular assessment.
  • Obtains blood specimens for serologic testing.
  • Performs internal processing of tissue on an as needed bases.
  • Requests and obtains medical records of donors.
  • Reviews potential donor medical and social history to determine whether the tissue is suitable for donation.
  • Delivers eye tissue to surgeons for transplant or research.
  • Answers and screens referral calls for eye donors.
  • May contact families of qualified potential donors and obtains consent to donate eye tissue.
  • Enters referral data into database.
  • Maintains clean and safe laboratory environment.
Minimum Qualifications

Required:

High school diploma or GED

No experience required

 

 

 

 

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

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