Auxiliary Eye Tissue Recovery Technician

Job Description

This is a part-time position for Eversight, Chicago. The work is generally done on the evening and/or night shifts and week-ends.

This position is responsible for performing human eye enucleations and/or in situ corneal excisions according to Eversight protocols when a deceased individual or Next-of-Kin gives permission for eye tissue donation. On-the job training on eye tissue recovery procedures will be provided. Compensation is $100 per case + mileage.

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Effectively communicate with staff regarding recovery logistics and coordinate recovery with other organizations. Communicate with clinical staff regarding case statuses.

  • Obtain and review hospital chart prior to recovery when available. Perform in situ human eye enucleations, corneal excisions, or other ocular tissue recoveries. Make appropriate procurement determinations based on donor, medical and body inspection information and complete required recovery documentation.

  • Package and deliver transport container with eyes/corneas, blood samples and paperwork to the designated area.

  • Observe strict confidentiality of donor and recipient information.

  • Complete a periodic competency assessment, at least annually.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by signing off on procedures and other informational updates.

  • Night, weekend, holiday and on-call coverage as negotiated.

Company Description
Eversight is a charitable, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of sight through transplantation, research, education and partnership. Our network of community based eye banks in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio recovers, evaluates and provides human eye tissue for transplantation; supports research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions; promotes donation awareness through public and professional education; and provides humanitarian aid to people around the world in need of sight-restoring services.

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