This position is responsible for the evaluation, preparation, and distribution of eye tissue locally, domestically, and internationally to ensure optimal outcomes for our donor families and recipients. This position assesses corneal transplant suitability utilizing gross, slit lamp, and specular exams, providing value-added services through the preparation and distribution of corneal tissue and scleral tissue for transplantation. The position also establishes and promotes ongoing relationships with Eye Bank Medical Directors, physicians and staff from facilities needing eye bank services. The ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and as a part of team is required.
Certified Ophthalmic Technician or Assistant (COT/COA) with surgical experience or three years of eye bank and/or ophthalmology experience is preferred. Must be CEBT certified or complete CEBT certification within 1 year of hire.
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.