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Eye Bank Technician I more...
Location:Valley Stream, NY
Company:Northwell Health
First posted:June 10, 2017
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Job Description

Recovers, evaluates, and distributes human eye tissue for the purpose of transplantation, research and education. Maintains detailed records of Eye Bank processes. Assists in hospital development, in-service education programs, community development and education projects, and training of employees.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Recovers, processes and distributes donor eye tissues.
  • Performs enucleation/excision of donor eye tissue.
  • Collects and processes donor blood samples for serological testing.
  • Performs slit lamp and specular microscopic examination of donor tissues, as needed.
  • Preserves eye tissues in approved media using certified techniques.
  • Performs donor screening activities as required by standard operating procedures.
  • Distributes processed eye tissues to transplant, research and educational facilities, as appropriate.
  • Performs quality improvement activities including donated eye tissue quality evaluation, and laboratory/facility and equipment quality control maintenance.
  • Maintains all eye donor records and logs, including specific medical records, consent verifications, laboratory tests results and donor acknowledgments.
  • Communicates with all agencies involved in recovery and processing of eye tissues, including hospitals, organ procurement agencies, tissue procurement agencies, medical examiner offices, medical professionals, funeral and nursing homes.
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supply inventories.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required. Knowledge of Basic Anatomy and Microbiology, as normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Physiology, or related field, required.
  • Valid New York State Driver's license, required.
  • Access to a motor vehicle and proof of insurance, required.
  • Excellent communication skills, required.


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