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Title:  Eye Bank Technician I

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Part-time, varied schedule
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $20.53 per hour
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  10905

Summary

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 24/7, 365 operation which assists in sight enhancement and improvement by providing ocular surface tissues to surgeons throughout the Texas Gulf Coast and the United States. 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.

 

This is a per diem, hourly position requiring 8 hours of on-call availability per week. The position requires flexibility as on-call availability is required to procure cases.

 

The workload is based on available cases in the Conroe, TX area.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

 

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.

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