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Laboratory/Tissue Processing & Distribution Technician

Georgia Eye Bank
Atlanta, GA
  • Posted: 29 days ago
  • $45,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Position Summary

The Laboratory/Tissue Processing and Distribution Technician is responsible for evaluating, processing and distributing human ocular tissue for transplantation and research. All responsibilities should be performed within the scope of GEB’s missions and values.

Responsibilities:

- Perform routine cornea tissue processing for lamellar keratoplasty

- Evaluate tissue using slit lamp, specular microscope, and OCT

- Complete required forms and perform data entry

- Clean, sterilize and maintain instruments/equipment

- Maintain lab/processing areas clean and organized

- Coordinate with laboratory technicians for distribution of tissue

- Offer/distribute transplantable human eye tissue to approved surgeons, researchers, and eye banks

- Coordinates with Donor Coordinators regarding recovery of tissue from donors in the Georgia Eye Bank service area, should the requirement exist.

- Assist the Laboratory Services Supervisor in various assigned duties.

- Assist Supply Coordinator with ordering of supplies and ensuring lab/tissue processing areas properly stocked

- Gather and assist in the analysis of data

- Adhere to GEB Standard Operating Procedures, EBAA Medical Standards and FDA regulations

- QC donor records for completeness and accuracy

- Coordinates with QS staff with environmental monitoring, process validation, and quality improvement initiatives

- Position requires schedule flexibility (e.g., nights, early mornings, and weekends)

- Assist with surgeon training and wet labs should the requirement exists.

- In all activities, strive to support the mission of Georgia Eye Bank, Inc.

- Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Experience/Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree (four-year college or university); relevant work experience may be substituted for academic requirements.

- Experience working at an eye/tissue bank in a processing role viewed favorably

- Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.

- Ability to interface with peers and hospital personnel on assignments.

- Knowledge of the principles of slit lamp, specular microscopy, and aseptic technique.

- Knowledge of the principles of microbiology and sterile techniques as it relates to eye banking.

- Excellent communication (written and oral)

- Exceptional Customer Service

- Detail-Oriented

- Advanced Critical Thinking

- Must have valid driver’s license and insured automobile.

Physical Requirements:

- Ability to lift and manipulate 35 lbs.

- Frequent bending, lifting, and grasping

- Exceptional hand-eye coordination (fine motor skills)

- Ability to stand for long periods

 


The Laboratory/Tissue Processing and Distribution Technician should understand that the aforementioned job description only outlines certain requirements for this position. At the discretion of the President & CEO, this job description may be amended as deemed necessary to achieve more efficient and effective operations.

Company Description
Georgia Eye Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1961. GEB, the exclusive provider of eye banking services in the state of Georgia, operates under strict ethical and professional standards. In the fight against blindness and visual impairment, Georgia Eye Bank recovers, processes, and provides donor eye tissue for eye surgeries and eye research studies and promotes and provides education pertaining to eye donation.

It is our goal to provide eye tissue to every Georgian who needs the Gift of Sight.

Georgia Eye Bank

Why Work Here?
Come join a great community-based nonprofit organization providing the gift of sight

Georgia Eye Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1961. GEB, the exclusive provider of eye banking services in the state of Georgia, operates under strict ethical and professional standards. In the fight against blindness and visual impairment, Georgia Eye Bank recovers, processes, and provides donor eye tissue for eye surgeries and eye research studies and promotes and provides education pertaining to eye donation. It is our goal to provide eye tissue to every Georgian who needs the Gift of Sight.

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5605 Glenridge Drive NE

Atlanta, GA
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