Miracles In Sight office in Winston-Salem, NC seeks a full time, experienced Eye Bank Technician to help facilitate high volume donation program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Works in a lab environment handling human tissue for ocular transplants • Processes donor blood specimens for testing • Evaluates corneas by slit lamp and specular microscopy, and interprets findings • Processes ocular tissue for DSAEK, DMEK, and sclera preservation • Distributes ocular tissue for transplantation and responsible for all associated logistics • Makes donor eligibility determinations based on FDA and EBAA standards • Strictly adheres to all MIS SOPs pertaining to lab environment
• Minimum of 1 year in an Eye and/or Tissue banking laboratory environment • Bachelors Degree in Science or Biology is preferred •Appropriate experience as ophthalmic tech or lab tech may be substituted for education. •Thorough knowledge of ocular anatomy and physiology as well as medical knowledge • Ability to meet multiple time-sensitive objectives and deadlines • Must be available for weekend rotations • Appropriate dexterity to use surgical instruments • Ability to cope with issues pertaining to death is essential • Demonstrate exceptional customer service • Ability to interact positively with co-workers within and outside of the department • Possess basic computer skills • Must read and write English
Benefits • Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, Retirement, Life, AD&D • Opportunity for advancement • Signing bonus • Excellent Training • Rewarding work
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About Miracles In Sight
Miracles In Sight is a community governed not-for- profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight through corneal transplantation. Since 1951, Miracles In Sight has provided eye-banking services to the patients, hospitals, physicians, and people of North Carolina. Our influence extends beyond the state because we collaborate with other eye banks in the country to provide transplant tissue to anyone in need, regardless of location.The Mission of Miracles In Sight is to recover, process and distribute ocular tissue for the restoration of sight through corneal transplantation and related medical therapy and research. To accomplish our Mission, we are committed to: •Educating the public and medical communities about the need for donation of eye tissue. •Ensuring that the wishes of donors and immediate family are carried out to the greatest extent possible. •Maintaining procedures to maximize quality of tissue distributed. •Working cooperatively with ophthalmologists and other professional clients to ensure optimum results for the recipient. Miracles In Sight is one of the World's largest Eye Banks. As such, MIS offers a positive, dynamic culture with opportunity for growth a...nd advancement. We offer an excellent benefit plan as well as job training for qualified individuals.
Our office is located in Winston-Salem, NC and is the fifth largest city in the state. Winston-Salem is often referred to as the “City of the Arts” because it created the first arts council in the United States and because it is home to local art schools and attractions. These include The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Stevens Center for the performing arts, and more. In addition to the arts, Winston-Salem is home to Hanes Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in North Carolina. The city also enjoys BB&T Ballpark which is home to the Winston-Salem Dash and numerous delicious restaurants featuring local cuisine. Winston-Salem is located in the northwest piedmont area of North Carolina and is situated midway between the state’s Blue Ridge and Great Smokey mountains to the west and the Atlantic beaches and Outer Banks to the east.