University of Utah Eye Bank Technician in Murray, Utah


Open Date 10/10/2018

Requisition Number PRN18618B

Job Title Eye Bank Technician

Working Title Eye Bank Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday through Friday day shift with weekend rotation after training.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00267 - Ophthalmology-Services

Location Other

City Murray, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 19.22

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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, we are a full service eye bank operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

The Eye Bank Technician is responsible for the core responsibilities of the Utah Lions Eye Bank including laboratory maintenance, tissue evaluation and tissue distribution. The Eye Bank Technician is required to be trained and capable of performing front line essential duties such as coordinator of potential donors and recovery of donor tissue and is responsible to perform those tasks as needed.


The Eye Bank Technician will be responsible for the following:

" Performing slit lamp biomicroscopy and specular microscope evaluation on tissue.

" Review all tissue requests submitted into theULEBdatabase for accuracy and completeness; process daily by assessing appropriateness of match between donor and recipient.

" Evaluate, assess, and prioritize all tissue requests with available tissue and allocate appropriate tissue with request.

" Coordinate and communicate all distribution and allocation requests with the Executive and Technical Directors to assure accuracy of tissue distribution along with packaging and shipping.

" Prepare tissue information packet for surgeons and assure that packet accompanies all tissue distributed by theULEB.

" PerformOMEchecks, as needed.

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 not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Certification as an Eye Bank Technician, Ophthalmic Technician or Tissue Bank Specialist is preferred.

Background in optometry, ophthalmology or surgery recommended

Experience with aseptic technique and medical terminology

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please note: This is a Category H benefited position. For further details please visit or

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.