Part-time position working 20 hours per week on weekends and holidays. Perfect for a Pre-Med Student, Surgical Technician, Mortuary Science Student, Paramedic, Forensics / Anthropology Student, etc. Paid training is provided.
The Department of Ophthalmology and the Cullen Eye Institute provide educational programs for ophthalmology residents and fellows, medical and graduate students, research scientists, and practicing ophthalmologists; support research in the structure, function and diseases of the eye and the visual system; offer the highest quality eye care available; and sponsor public programs for prevention of eye disease and injury. Physicians at the Alkek Eye Center and at Baylor Vision are improving patients' vision and advancing the treatment of eye disease and disorders. We offer exceptional clinical and surgical care, innovative, advanced treatment options based on the latest research, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We invite you to learn more about our nationally and internationally recognized physicians and our cutting-edge translational research.
The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a skilled Eye Bank Technician I. This position will function in a multi-specialty, academic setting practice in the Houston, TX Medical Center. The Eye Bank Technician I (EBT) is a part-time position requiring a commitment of 20 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
This position will screen potential donors for suitability, approach families for donation, and remove ocular tissue for transplant purposes from cadavers. This individual must be able to multi-task, critically think, pay attention to details, and be a fast learner. Knowledge of medical terminology and aseptic technique is a bonus, but not required.Job Purpose
Responsible for recovering eye tissues needed for transplant and/or research. Evaluates corneal tissue and donor information to determine whether the tissue is suitable for donation.Job Duties
- Recovers eye tissue from tissue donors for transplant or research purposes.
- Performs and documents donor physical and ocular assessment.
- Obtains blood specimens for serologic testing.
- Performs internal processing of tissue on an as needed bases.
- Requests and obtains medical records of donors.
- Reviews potential donor medical and social history to determine whether the tissue is suitable for donation.
- Delivers eye tissue to surgeons for transplant or research.
- Answers and screens referral calls for eye donors.
- May contact families of qualified potential donors and obtains consent to donate eye tissue.
- Enters referral data into database.
- Maintains clean and safe laboratory environment.
- High school diploma or GED.
- No experience required.
- Eye bank or tissue experience.
- Clinical/laboratory experience such as a pre-medical student, Surgical Technician, Mortuary Science Student, Paramedic, Forensics / Anthropology Student, etc.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
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