This is a full time, exempt position. The schedule will consist of mostly standard hours, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; however a handful of after hour responsibilities will also be part of the requirement on a monthly basis.
•Responsible for all clinical activities related to the daily operation of the eye bank including, but not limited to, overall supervision of staff, the execution of all employee trainings and re-certifications, the maintenance and quality control of the eye bank Standard Operating Procedures Manual, as well as assuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and EBAA standards.
Qualifications: •Associates degree required;Bachelors degree in healthcare or Life Sciences highly preferred. •Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) certification required. •Eye banking experience required. •Supervisory/management experience preferred. •Organized and detail oriented with strong skills in team-based approach to management. •Effective communication and excellent interpersonal skills required. •Valid driver’s license required.
Headquartered in downtown Buffalo and established in 1981, Upstate New York Transplant Services is among the leading procurement organizations in the United States, and is one of the only eight centers nationwide to house organ, tissue and eye procurement in one location. With the addition of Community Blood Service, Upstate New York Transplant Services has become the first organization of its kin...d nationwide. Upstate New York Transplant Services operates as a non-profit serving the eight counties of Western New York and works to assist donor families, coordinate the donation process and increase knowledge and awareness within the community regarding transplantation.Upstate New York Transplant Services routinely has helped to secure higher rates of donation in Western New York than the national average. When approached following the death of a loved-one for organ donation, Western New York families give consent nearly 90% – the national average is roughly 60%. Due to this generosity, Upstate New York Transplant Services is ranked as one of the top procurement organizations nationwide.As recently as 1997, Upstate New York Transplant Services had just 200 donors; in 2007 the organization surpassed 1,000. In the summer of 2007, Upstate New York Transplant Services added community blood banking services – bringing both a significant savings to area hospitals and assurance to Western New York donors that their blood donations remain local.The organization’s network and success have gone hand-in-hand, and as a result, Upstate New York Transplant Services has been able to spread the message that transplantation is vital – and transplantation saves lives. Upstate New York Transplant Services is currently headed by President & CEO Mark Simon, and Chair of the Board of Directors Dr. Michael Pell.