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University of Utah Field Tissue Recovery Specialist in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Open Date 03/05/2020

Requisition Number PRN10408N

Job Title PS Eye Bank Technician

Working Title Field Tissue Recovery Specialist

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00872 - Utah Lions Eye Bank

Location Other

City Idaho Falls, ID

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.02 - $16.00 per hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Utah Lions Eye Bank—an extension of the John A. Moran Eye Center—is a nonprofit organization and has facilitated the gift of sight worldwide through transplantation and research since 1972. By restoring vision, cornea donation changes not only the lives of recipients but also the lives of everyone around them. Located in Murray, Utah, the Utah Lions Eye Bank is a full-service eye bank operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.The Eye Bank Field Tissue Recovery Specialist is a Per Diem, non-benefited position, and is responsible for recovering corneal eye tissues in eastern Idaho needed for transplant for the Utah Lions Eye Bank and Envision—an eye bank located in Boise Idaho, a forward-looking nonprofit organization that restores sight to lives dimmed by blindness and loss of vision; performing and documenting a donor physical and ocular assessment; obtaining an adequate blood specimen for serological testing; and conducting professional interactions with hospital staff, OPO and tissue bank staff, coroners office, and funeral directors.

Responsibilities

The Eye Bank Field Tissue Recovery Specialist will be responsible for the following:

• Performing surgical excisions of corneas and corneoscleral rimexcision and aseptic preservation.

• Observe AORN sterile & aseptic techniques with universal precautions during eye recovery procedures.

• Draw cadaveric blood samples and/or obtain a pre-transfusion/pre-mortem blood sample, if necessary.

• Process each donor appropriately including data entry, charting, and follow-up.

• Conduct professional interactions with Eye Bank Donor Coordinators and other staff to facilitate timely procurement of donor eye tissue.

• Label, package, and ship ocular tissue per FDA / EBAA / ULEB Policies and Procedures to Envision and the Utah Lions Eye Bank.

• Obtain a copy of the hospital chart for the donor’s current admission, if applicable.

• Adhere to University Hospitals & Clinics Behavioral Standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in biology, chemistry or other scientific disciplines in a related field or equivalency required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Certification as an Eye Bank Technician, Ophthalmic Technician or Tissue Bank Specialist is preferred. Experience with aseptic technique and medical terminology also preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

Background in organ, eye and tissue donation.

Background as MA, opthalmic technician or related field.

Education background in anatomy and/or physicology.

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 applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “employment@utah.edu” 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: “oeo@umail.utah.edu” .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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