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Title:  Eye Bank Technician I

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Part-time, varied schedule
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $26,933
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  7402

Summary

The Eye Bank Technician I is an integral position to the Lions Eye Bank. The position works to procure tissue from the locale hospitals, morgues and funeral homes. The tissue is used in transplant surgery and/or research. The position evaluates corneal tissues 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

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • No experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a tissue banking, funeral homes or workking with next to kin is a plus.
  • College degree either AA, BS or BA.
  • Certifications COA, COT or COMT through JCAHPO.
  • 2 years working as an ophthalmic assistant or ophthalmic technician within an ophthalmology practice.

 

 

 

 

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

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