Title:  Eye Bank Technician I

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Part-time, varied hours
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $21,357
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  13129

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.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

 

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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