Eye Bank Technician - Recovery
Saving Sight - Springfield, IL

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This mission centered full-time position, under the supervision of the Branch Manager, is responsible for retrieval of eye tissue, documentation of procedure information, evaluating, processing, and shipment of tissue.

The position’s duties may include any or all of the following:
• Recover eye tissue from tissue donors for transplant and research purposes, including drawing blood samples for serological testing
• Perform donor medical history reviews and physical assessments including ocular tissues
• Transport eye tissue to/from Saving Sight laboratories
• Prepare eye tissue and biological specimens for transport
• Perform facility cleaning and equipment maintenance as required
• Run miscellaneous errands, i.e. airport delivery or pick-up
• Accurately document donor information on reports.
• Inventory and Stock Laboratory/tissue handling area
A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Medical or funeral home background preferred. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record as determined by foundation. Must have reliable transportation.
Effective interpersonal and organizations skills. Basic computer and phone/fax skills as well as verbal and written communication skills a must.
This position requires a great amount of flexibility due to the nature of the Eye Bank’s 24-hour business. This may include day, night, weekend, and/or holiday hours in an on-call status occasionally going beyond shift times in order to complete tasks. Ability to perform delicate manual procedures requiring high amounts of dexterity necessary. Ability to handle the mental/physical strain involved in the use of printed materials and monitors. May require long periods of standing and long periods of sitting while driving. Ability to lift and/or move over 50 pounds. Occasional out of town stays for training necessary.
NOTE: The preceding statements describe the nature and level of assignments normally given job incumbents. They are not an exhaustive list of duties. Additional duties may be assigned.
Saving Sight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our staff, and seek diversity in our applicants. Saving Sight does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Saving Sight reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution.
All applicants must live within a 30 minute drive to the branch location.
No phone inquiries or drop ins, please.
To apply please submit cover letter and resume through the link below.

About this company
Saving Sight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to change lives by saving sight. Founded in Columbia in 1960, the...