Eye Bank Technician I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7099792 (Ref:10723-en_US)

Posted: May 12, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a skilled Eye Bank Technician. The Eye Bank Technician (EBT) is a full-time position requiring a commitment of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays. The candidate will function in a multi-specialty, academic setting practice in the Houston, TX Medical Center. 

 

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.

 

The Eye Bank Technician I may be required to cover for other technicians, as needed.

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 basis.
  • 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.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree either AA, BS or BA.
  • COA, COT or COMT through JCAHPO
  • 2 years working as an ophthalmic assistant or ophthalmic technician within an ophthalmology practice.
  • Tissue recovery experience.

 

 

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:#7099792 (Ref:10723-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
Houston,Texas
United States
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