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Ocular Tissue Recovery Specialist

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Ocular Tissue Recovery Specialist

Job Summary

The Eye Bank Tissue Recovery Specialist is a benefited, full-time position, and is responsible for the surgical recovery of corneal eye tissues for transplant and research. The role also performs and documents a donor physical and ocular assessment and surgical corneal excision; obtaining an adequate blood specimen for serological testing; and conducting professional interactions with hospital staff, OPO and tissue bank staff, coroners office, and funeral directors.

The Eye Bank Tissue Recovery Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform surgical excisions of corneas and corneoscleral rim excision and aseptic preservation.
  • Perform a thorough anterior and posterior physical examination of all potential donors.
  • Perform recoveries as needed for Ultra-Fresh tissue program.
  • Assist the Recovery Supervisor in daily recovery related tasks.
  • Serve as key communication conduit with Office of the Medical Examiner.
  • Process each donor appropriately including data entry, charting, and follow-up.
  • Conduct professional interactions with Eye Bank Donor Coordinators and other staff to facilitate timely procurement of donor eye tissue.
  • Label, package, and ship ocular tissue per FDA/EBAA/ULEB Policies and Procedures to Envision and the Utah Lions Eye Bank.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Certification as an Eye Bank Technician, Ophthalmic Technician or Tissue Bank Specialist is preferred. Experience with aseptic technique and medical terminology also preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

  • Previous experience in medical or ophthalmic field.
  • Individuals with EMS, COT, COA or surgical experience strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Special instructions to applicants: Training to take place during morning/day shift

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38206B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday - Friday swing shifts Training to take place during morning/day shift
Department: 00267 - Ophthalmology-Services
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $17.00 - $19.22
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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