Job Information

University of Utah Recovery Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN27097B

Job Title PS Eye Bank Technician

Working Title Recovery Assistant

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

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00872 - Utah Lions Eye Bank

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment Internal to the University

Pay Rate Range $12.02 to $19.22

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Utah Lions Eye Bank-an extension of the John A. Moran Eye Center- is a nonprofit organization that has facilitated the gift of sight worldwide through transplantation and research since 1972. By restoring vision, cornea donation changes the lives of recipients and 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 Recovery Assistant is a Full-time, benefited position and is responsible for supporting all recovery-related aspects of the recovery department at the Utah Lions Eye Bank. Specifically, the Eye Bank Recovery Assistant is accountable for recovering corneal eye tissues, screening potential new recovery candidates, supporting clinical supply operations, training, annual reviews of recovery staff to perform all essential functions of recovery-related activities, and serves as a contact for funeral homes and the Office of the Medical Examiner.


• Perform all aspects surrounding the surgical excision of corneas, corneoscleral rim excision and aseptic preservation, documentation

• Under the direction of the Recovery Supervisor, lead the recovery training program and assessing all Eye Bank Tissue Recovery Specialists periodically as a designated Medical Director Designee, which includes, but is not limited to the recovery of ocular tissue, physical and ocular finding assessments, best practice aseptic techniques, and data entry.

• Support the Recovery Supervisor with screening new recovery candidates to ensure adequate coverage for recovery-related services.

• Generate a monthly recovery schedule to ensure continual and adequate coverage of recovery service areas.

• Support all administrative responsibilities for recovery staff as well as one-on-one check-ins.

• Review and maintain Standard Operating Procedures associated with the recovery department of 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.


Background in organ, eye and tissue donation.

Background in healthcare related field, .eg. opthalmic technician, MA, RN, etc. Interest in Lean optimization

Education background in research, laboratory, anatomy and/or physiology Intermediate MS Office365 skills

Type Benefited Staff

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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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.