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We change lives by saving sight.®

Are you a…

Pre-Med Student?

Surgical Technician?

Mortuary Science Student?

Paramedic?

Forensics / Anthropology Student?

Student or professional with related medical or education background?

Would you like to hold a truly unique position, working in the tissue donation process?

Are you looking for a career in which you can REALLY make a difference? Would you like to feel that the world is a better place as a result of your work?? If so, please consider joining us in our mission to change lives by Saving Sight!!

As a Recovery Technician with Saving Sight, you will surgically procure donor eye tissue for one of the largest eye banks in the country. Our mission-driven organization helped save the sight of 2,957 people last year, and as a Recovery Technician, you can help us increase our impact this year. To be successful in this role at Saving Sight, you will need a fantastic attitude, a willingness to learn, and a high school diploma or equivalent. The ideal candidate will have a medical or surgical background. If you join our team with these qualities, we can teach you the technical and clinical aspects of the job.

Required to work a minimum of 24-36 on-call hours and be compensated accordingly:

Salary: Part-time ($16.00/hour, $1.00/hour on-call, and case fee)

Reports to: Recovery Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Job Status: Part-time

Location: Columbia, MO

POSITION PURPOSE:

This mission centered part-time position is responsible for surgical procurement of eye tissue, documentation of procedure information, evaluating, processing, and shipment of tissue.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position’s duties may include any or all of the following:

  • Recover eye tissue from tissue donors for transplant and research purposes, including drawing blood samples for serological testing
  • Perform donor medical history reviews and physical assessments including ocular tissues
  • Transport eye tissue to/from Saving Sight Eye Banks laboratories
  • Prepare eye tissue and biological specimens for transport
  • Perform facility cleaning and equipment maintenance as required
  • Run miscellaneous errands, i.e. airport delivery or pick-up
  • Prepare ocular tissue for processing in the eye bank laboratory as needed
  • Accurately document donor and tissue information on reports and in eye bank database system.
  • Inventory and Stock Laboratory/tissue handling area

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been acquired is required.

NOTE:

The preceding statements describe the nature and level of assignments normally given job incumbents. They are not an exhaustive list of duties. Additional duties may be assigned.

Saving Sight is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our staff, and seek diversity in our applicants. Saving Sight does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

Saving Sight reserves the right to seek, hire and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the institution.

All applicants must live within a 30-minute drive to the branch location. No phone inquiries or drop-ins, please.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 /hour

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