Eye Bank Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7121974 (Ref:14532-en_US)

Posted: January 25, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

Baylor College of Medicine is seeking an Eye Bank Specialist to join the Lions Eye Bank. The ideal candidate will procure tissue from local hospitals, morgues and funeral homes. The candidate will evaluate 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.
  • 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. 
  • Contacts families of qualified potential donors and obtains consent to donate eye tissue.
  • Enters referral data into database.
  • Maintains clean and safe laboratory environment.
     

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree either AA, BS or BA.
  • 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.

 

 

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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Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.


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Job posting number:#7121974 (Ref:14532-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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