|Essentials Duties and Responsibilities |
- Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of LEITR and exhibits a personal commitment to organ donation.
- Travels throughout respective recovery area (via automobile) to collect eye tissue and medical records.
- Performs efficient and quality surgical recovery of human eye tissue for transplant and/or research.
- Perform donor medical history reviews and physical assessments including gross evaluation of ocular tissues
- Collects complete and accurate medical charts, behavioral data, laboratory data, blood specimens, and other pertinent data from the recovery site and other appropriate agencies.
- Tissue is retrieved, processed and distributed as soon as possible.
- Hospital policies are known for hospitals in our service area.
- Medical Examiner policies are known.
- Readily accessible to calls from Triage Managers.
- Familiarity with working relationship with OPO.
- Instruments are cleaned and maintained as needed.
- Keeps Triage Managers informed if sending tissue in by courier.
- Knowledgeable in specular microscopy and its usage for placement of tissue.
- Transport eye tissue to/from LEITR facility.
- Interacts professionally and respectfully as a representative of LEITR in hospital, funeral home, and transplant/donation settings.
- Performs scheduled day, night, weekend, and holiday donor recoveries.
- Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
- Operates and maintains company vehicles as required.
- Perform facility cleaning and equipment maintenance as required.
- Performs all job functions in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations, Eye Bank Association of American Medical Standards, and LEITR standard operating procedures.
- Responds to on-call responsibilities outside of usual business hours.
- Follows through with tasks that may continue past scheduled shift times.
Knowledge, Skills, Ability
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all Eye Bank, hospital, and peer agency staff.
- Must be able to work days, nights, weekends and long hours when needed.
- Must have reliable, dependable transportation to and from work. Company vehicle provided for recovery.
- Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Good computer skills, i.e., Outlook, Word, etc.
- Ability to adapt to changing technology implemented to stay competitive.
- Ability to operate a facsimile and copy machines.
- Strong working knowledge of aseptic technique, applicable state and federal regulations, Eye Bank Association of America Medical Standards, and LEITR standard operating procedures.
Education and Experience
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Education or experience in the fields of science and/or health care, preferably surgical technician or ophthalmic technologist, medical examiners, Military Medic or funeral home background preferred.
- Eye bank or transplant experience preferred.
- A valid driver’s license/insurance/required.
Work Environment The work environment described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to a laboratory-like environment and office like-environment. The noise level is usually low. Open discussions about donor health and circumstances of death occur throughout the day. Equipment required for this position include but are not limited to, sterile supplies that may contain latex, surgical gloves, surgical instruments, and sterile attire, PPE, slit lamps and specular microscopes, flow hoods, standard office space and equipment, standard PC equipment and printers, and telephone and/or headset.
The physical demands, representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to: regularly required to sit, stand, talk, see and hear; needing to possess conversational hearing, with or without aid, as well as adequate vision, with or without aid; Ability to perform delicate manual procedures requiring high amounts of dexterity; Ability to lift and/or move over 50 pounds. Willingness to work outside of usual business hours including weekends and holidays, on-call shifts, and following through with tasks that may continue past scheduled shift times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.