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Title:  Eye Bank Technician III

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Schedule is variable
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $38,212 to $51,683
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  11123

Summary

The Eye Bank Technician III 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 evaluates corneal tissues and donor information to determine whether the tissue is suitable for donation. Experience in a tissue banking, funeral homes or working with next of kin is a plus.

This position works a variable schedule and the selected candidate may work days, evenings or weekends.

 

 


This position supervise others.  The position supervises Eye Bank Technicians and Eye Bank Donors, both full time and part time.

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.
  • This position is also responsible for training recovery staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Three years of relevant experience..

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree or Bachelors degree in a related field.
  • COA, COT or COMT through JCAHPO
  • Three years working as an ophthalmic assistant or ophthalmic technician within an ophthalmology practice.

 

 

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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