University of Utah Eye Bank Donor Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/18/2017

Requisition Number PRN14250B

Job Title Eye Bank Donor Coordinator

Working Title Eye Bank Donor Coordinator

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule Summary

Grave shift, Sunday through Thursday.

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00267 - Ophthalmology-Services

Location Other

City Other

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The Utah Lions Eye Bank has an immediate opening for an Eye Bank Donor Coordinator on the grave shift. The Eye Bank, located in Murray, UT is responsible for the recovery, processing and distribution of eye tissue for transplant and research in the region.

The Eye Bank Donor Coordinator is responsible for processing all donor referrals by telephone and e-mail; performing medical screening to determine eligibility and suitability of referrals for eye donation; obtaining legal authorization for eye tissue donation; coordinating a recovery; obtaining a medical/social history from donor family; communicating effectively with all referral sources; initiating, maintaining, and completing all electronic and donor records.


1. Interview referring hospital healthcare professionals concerning medial history of potential donors to determine donor eligibility.

2. Document all information for each potential donor referral in theULEBreferral database.

3. Screening every potential case in applicable Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

4. Obtain recorded authorization over the phone, and complete a medical/social history questionnaire over the phone.

5. Coordinate ocular tissue recoveries for each donor with the on-call Eye Bank Tissue Recovery Specialist and the transportation of ocular tissue procured from outlying locations to theULEBoffice.

6. Other donor related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in sociology, psychology, social sciences, a related field or equivalency; plus one year of related experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Certification as an Eye Bank Technician or Nursing Assistant is preferred

This position is not responsible for providing patient care.


CNA, MA or other healthcare related experience.

Previous eye banking experience.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.