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University of Utah Eye Bank Technician in Murray, Utah

Open Date 08/10/0020

Requisition Number PRN24073B

Job Title PS 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

Day schedule with alternating weekends after conclusion of 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 - $19.00

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.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

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 the ULEB database 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 the ULEB .

• Perform OME checks, 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 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

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

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: 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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. 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”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. 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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