This position is responsible for providing oversight of daily eye bank activities to include the evaluation, processing, and distribution of eye tissue ensuring optimal outcomes for transplant surgeons and recipients. Designated as the staff trainer, this position is also responsible for executing eye bank quality activities including training and competency assessments. Duties and Responsibilities Include: Structures and implements a training program for eye bank staff to promote consistency in processes and outcomes Processes, rates, and determines tissue suitability Coordinates daily work flow within the department and delegates processes to maximize cornea placement Fosters and maintains relationships with transplant physicians, office staff, and other eye bank staff Maintains a current understanding of all FDA, EBAA, and Mid-America Transplant regulations and policies
Minimally Required Qualifications: Associates Degree and CEBT certified or eligible within one year of hire.
2 years ophthalmology or eye banking experience.
Aware of regulatory requirements and expectations of certification inspections. Tissue processing knowledge, DSEK and DEMK best practices. Blood borne pathogen training.
Can operate a slit lamp and perform specular exams. Microkeratome dissection and manual dissection under a microscope. Sterile technique. Basic email and word processing.
Internal Number: 001
About Mid-America Transplant
Mid-America Transplant changes lives for the better. Since 1974, Mid-America Transplant has facilitated the organ and tissue donation process for a service area of 4.7 million people in eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and northeast Arkansas. With a mission to save lives through excellence in organ and tissue donation, Mid-America Transplant compassionately provides care for donors, transplant recipients and their families. To drive the organization’s mission, we build strong partnerships with 122 hospitals, four transplant centers, seven tissue specialists and multiple community organizations. Committed to an innovative approach, Mid-America Transplant is the first OPO in the nation to utilize an in-house operating room model for organ recovery and the first to operate license offices to increase community support through donor registry enrollment. Throughout the organization’s history, the workforce has relentlessly pursued its core values of compassion, quality, teamwork, integrity, and innovation to pursue a vision that organs and tissues are always available to those in need. Located in St. Louis, MO, Mid-America Transplant is a not-for-profit organization and is one of 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States.