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Clinical Technician, Tissue Recovery

companyEVERSIGHT
locationChicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Mission: Eversight’s mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research.

Our Culture Story: Imagine you’re unable to see a loved one’s eyes as they smile. You can’t see their face as they call your name, or your own face in the mirror as you start each day. This is what life is like for millions of people coping with vision loss.

Now, imagine your eyesight is restored. You can suddenly see all the color and sights of the world around you. Your life is transformed. This is the power of eye donation, corneal transplantation and vision research. This is what Eversight team members make possible every day.

For more than 75 years, Eversight has enabled donors and their families to give the gift of sight. We ensure that their gifts transform the lives of those suffering from blindness, and advance new treatments and cures for blindness.

Summary

A Clinical Technician, Tissue Recovery is responsible for laboratory and technical related aspects of eye/tissue donations, including, tissue recovery, tissue receipt, tissue packaging and shipping. Performs recovery procedures, laboratory duties and other assignments as required, in compliance with Eversight and EBAA Medical Standards and with state and federal regulations.

Shift: Thursday-Sunday, 1200-2300 (schedule flexibility will be required during training period)

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs clinical duties including proper case documentation, tissue check-in, hospital chart reviews, consults with hospital and other organizations associated with case, data entry, filing, packaging and shipping tissue.
  • Performs technical procedures as trained, including tissue recovery such as situ human eye enucleations, corneal excisions, or other ocular tissue recoveries. Make appropriate procurement determinations based on donor, medical and body inspection information.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external departments regarding logistics, case statuses and shipping arrangements.
  • Performs clinical functions for additional departments as needed.
  • Maintains laboratory including keeping a sterile environment and ordering supplies.
  • Completes accurate Midwire check-in, tissue labeling and serology ordering as needed.
  • Observes strict confidentiality of donor and recipient information at all times.
  • Performs weekend, holiday, night and on-call coverage as scheduled.
  • Must be comfortable working with cadavers.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional organizations, etc.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and Values of Eversight.
  • Other Duties: New tasks, duties and responsibilities may be added at any time, with or without notice to the employee. This job description is not intended to cover or describe all of the tasks, duties and responsibilities the employee may be required to or asked to perform.

Qualifications

Education: Undergraduate studies in biological science, human sciences or a related field strongly preferred.

Skills: Preferred experience with Aseptic technique and medical terminology preferred. Must be comfortable working with cadavers. Ability to interact effectively with all staff within and outside of the organization. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with peers while fostering a positive work environment. Demonstrated customer service skills and sense of urgency.

Knowledge: Proficiency in technical procedures after appropriate training as needed. Valid driver’s license is required.

Use of personal vehicle is required.

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave & more

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Work is performed in a laboratory setting or a patient care setting, such as a hospital operating room or morgue, with potential exposure to communicable diseases or hazardous materials. Travel to procurement sites is required. Turning of a donor of up to 400 pounds, pushing a stretcher/morgue cart with a body of up to that weight and/or lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. The majority of time is spent standing and walking as well as lifting. Simultaneous use of both hands is required. Movements such as balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Audio, visual and verbal functions are vital aspects of this position. Limited noise, room temperature fluctuation and dust are possible. Routine use of computer. Use of personal vehicle is required when traveling within the service area.

The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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