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The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a skilled Eye Bank Specialist I. The Eye Bank Specialist I (EBS) is a full-time position requiring a commitment of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays. In addition, this position has on-call responsibilities. The Eye Bank Specialist will function in a multi-specialty, academic setting practice in the Houston, TX Medical Center.
This position will screen potential donors for suitability, approach families for donation, and remove ocular tissue for transplant and research purposes from cadavers. This individual must be able to multi-task, critically think, pay attention to details, and be a fast learner. Knowledge of medical terminology and aseptic technique is a bonus, but not required. Paid on-the-job training is provided.
* Performs microscopic evaluation of tissue in which to determine suitability for transplant or donation.
* Releases and distributes tissue for transplant and/or research purposes.
* Performs eye recovery procedures as needed for transplant and/or research purposes on adults, children and infant donors.
* Performs internal processing of tissue on an as needed basis.
* Performs initial referral screening for eligibility determination; obtains legal consent for tissue donation, obtains medical and social history of donors; communicates with all referral sources as needed.
* Assists with training on recovery and coordinator procedures.
* Attends staff meetings.
* Education Required: High school diploma or GED.
* One year of relevant experience in a laboratory, healthcare setting or equivalent.
* Education Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Biology or Health Science.
* COA, COT or COMT through JCAHPO.
* Experience working as an ophthalmic assistant or ophthalmic technician within an ophthalmology practice.
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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