University of Utah Eye Bank Technician in Murray, Utah


Open Date 04/02/2018

Requisition Number PRN07852N

Job Title Eye Bank Technician

Working Title Eye Bank 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 2

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Summary

On call schedule, 2-3, 12 hour shifts per week.

Is this a work study job? No

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 16.00

Close Date 05/02/2018

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 Tissue Recovery Specialist is a Per Diem, non-benefited position, and is responsible for recovering eye tissues needed for transplant and/or research; performing and documenting a donor physical and ocular assessment; obtaining an adequate blood specimen for serologic testing; and conducting professional interactions with hospital staff,OPOand tissue bank staff, the Office of the Medical Examiner, and funeral directors.


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

• Perform surgical excision of corneas, enucleation of whole eyes, and corneoscleral rim


• Observe sterile technique and universal precautions during eye recovery procedures.

• Draw cadaveric blood 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 to facilitate timely procurement of donor eye tissue.

• Obtain a copy of the hospital chart for 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 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.


EMT, ER technician, or phlebotomy experience preferred.

Experience with aseptic technique and medical terminology.

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

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: 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”). 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.

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