Per Diem Eyebank Recovery Technician
SightLife - Missoula, MT

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Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the organization leverages innovative technologies and best business practices to transform lives and unlock life's possibilities for the corneal blind. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in more than 30 countries. SightLife and its global eye bank partners combined provided more than 10,800 corneas for transplant in 2011.

For the last three years, SightLife has been named one of “Non-Profit Times 50 Best Places to Work For” nationally. Put your passion to work and consider joining this team of professionals fulfilling a mission to serve as an innovative provider of sight with a passion for quality and excellence.

SightLife is seeking a highly motivated, independent per diem technician for Missoula. The technician performs the aseptic surgical recovery of human cornea tissue—the first in a series of steps prior to transplantation. The technician’s critical role ensures safe and viable cornea transplant tissue from deceased organ and tissue donors. Comprehensive training in aseptic and surgical recovery technique will be provided by SightLife. Technicians work independently, traveling to local area hospitals, funeral homes, and medical examiner’s offices throughout Montana to complete the recovery procedure. The team of technicians rotate on-call shifts to cover a 24/7 schedule. Schedule availability and flexibility are key qualities for success. A valid driver’s license/insurance/reliable vehicle is required. No direct experience is required, but we are seeking the right individual who has some education or experience in the fields of science and/or health care.

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for the recovery of human eye tissue for transplant and/or research and the collection of necessary medical, behavioral, laboratory, and other data to ensure quality donor screening. Also has primary responsibility for tissue transportation to and from the airport.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs efficient and quality surgical recovery of human eye tissue for transplant and/or research.

Collects complete and accurate medical charts, behavioral data, laboratory data, blood specimens, and other pertinent data from the recovery site and other appropriate agencies.

Travels throughout respective recovery area to collect eye tissue and medical records.

Acts professionally and respectfully as a representative of SightLife in hospital, funeral home, and transplant/donation settings.

Performs scheduled donor recoveries.

Performs timely transportation of eye tissue to and from airport and surgeon’s facilities as needed.

Performs other projects and duties as assigned.

In all daily activities, strive to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of SightLife.

A personal commitment to organ and tissue donation required.

Must be able to work days, nights, weekends and long hours when needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all Eye Bank, hospital, and peer agency staff.

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent. Medical and/or Biological science background strongly preferred.

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