Job Description

Extended Job Title
Eye Bank Technician

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512671 - Lions Great Plains Eye Bank

Position Description
The Eye Bank Technician is responsible for recovering eye tissues needed for transplant and/or research; performing a donor assessment and review of all available records of each prospective donor; obtaining a blood specimen for serologic testing, and interaction with doctors, nurses, funeral directors and family members. The incumbent in this position will support the Service Plus philosophy of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Requisition ID
14474BR

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification

Travel Required
Up to 75%

Major/Essential Functions
Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for supervising day-to-day operation of the eye bank’s laboratory, recovery, evaluation, determining donor eligibility and distribution.

Reviews donor records to determine if tissue is eligible for surgical use for tissue procurement, processing and placement according to Eye Bank policy and procedures.

Maintains awareness of FDA regulations and guidelines. 

Recommends and implements policies and procedures to maintain or improve existing eye bank functions.

Oversees the completion and proper storage of donor records, recipient records, and protocol sheets.

Performs surgical procedures to remove and prepare human corneal tissue for transplant and research. 

Coordinates the placement of approved tissue for transplants with surgeons.

Evaluates the processed cornea to determine suitability of tissue for human transplant.

Coordinates referrals from other agencies and the call center for potential donors.

Approaches families regarding the option of donation of corneal tissue for transplantation, research and education purposes. 


 

Grant Funded?
No

Minimum Hire Rate
15.64

Pay Basis
Hourly

Schedule Details
This position will require working days, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call hours.

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prefer college degree; however, relevant experience in eye banking may be substituted.
  • Prefer a minimum of two years’ experience as an eye bank technician and current EBAA Certified Eye Bank Technician status.
  • Familiarity with eye bank functions, recovery procedures, tissue evaluation, EBAA Medical Standards, FDA Guidelines, aseptic technique
  • Intermediate computer skills with an emphasis on MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in devising, installing and interpreting rules, regulations, policies or procedures.
  • Ability to express ideas and information, clearly, concisely, verbally and writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with subordinates, superiors, and officials of other departments.

 

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Part Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Technical/Paraprofessional

Shift
Other

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
 

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ A minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent. Completion of a formal training program.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

Application Instructions

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