Job Information

University of Utah Field Tissue Recovery Specialist- Eastern Idaho in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/13/2022

Requisition Number PRN12704N

Job Title PS Eye Bank Technician

Working Title Field Tissue Recovery Specialist- Eastern Idaho

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student


Standard Hours per Week On call, Work as Needed

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Must be available for Two to Three 12 hour on-call shifts per week.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00267 - Ophthalmology-Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $14.00 - $18.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Eye Bank Tissue Recovery Specialist is a part-time position, and is responsible for the surgical recovery of corneal eye tissues for transplant and research. The role also performs and documents a donor physical and ocular assessment and surgical corneal excision; 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.

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 in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.


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

  • Performing surgical excisions of corneas and corneoscleral rim excision and aseptic preservation.
  • 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.

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.


Applicant must reside in Eastern Idaho; Pocatello, Blackfoot, or Idaho Falls preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.