The Director of Ocular Services supports the mission, goals and values of Nevada Donor Network, Inc. (NDN) by overseeing operations for ocular tissue processing as well as developing and implementing policies and procedures designed to maximize ocular tissue distribution. Must build and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external clients. Responsible for the recruitment, training, and supervision of departmental staff. Responsible for compliance with rules, standards and regulations promulgated by the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and all other related agencies.
Essential Functions Statement(s):
Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with: all internal clients, including Department Directors and staff in other departments; board members and medical directors; hospital staff at all local hospitals; key community physicians and surgeons; processing staff at affiliated agencies; other key personnel throughout the community
Adheres to Standard Operating Procedures as set by the company, regulatory agencies
Ensures departmental staff is adhering to Standard Operating Procedures.
Identifies and updates key skill requirements within the NDN eye bank.
Assists with development and modification of job descriptions in accordance with NDN policy.
Works with NDN HR staff to recruit and fill vacancies as needed
Evaluates departmental staffing needs.
Ensures appropriate staff training, supervision, evaluation and continuing education.
Interviews potential employees and select final candidates.
Conducts periodic performance evaluations on all ocular recovery staff and make recommendations for salary changes and advancement in accordance with NDN Standard Operating Procedures.
Reviews and updates Standard Operating Procedures to ensure compliance with rules and regulations from governing agencies, including FDA, EBAA, etc.
Works with the NDN management staff to develop an annual budget, review and implement new policies and procedures.
Attends workshops and meetings germane to the position.
Ensures that NDN’s operations are consistent with the highest possible ethical and professional standards.
Assumes primary responsibility for EBAA inspections and accreditation in collaboration with the Quality & Regulatory Affairs Department
Serves as primary contact for EBAA data acquisition and reporting. Ensures that database/reporting systems are up-to-date.
Markets NDN to hospitals, physicians and other eye banking organizations.
Provides education and training in support of the Tissue Services Department management for ocular recovery.
Responsible for clinical and technical issues related to ocular tissue processing and distribution.
Oversees the maintenance of processing equipment and instrumentation according to NDN Standard Operating Procedures, FDA and EBAA regulations and standards, quality control and health and safety standards.
Ensures signature of release along with the Medical Director(s) for authorization of ocular tissues meeting transplantable standards.
Ensures all records are accurate and completed concurrently with the performance of a process within established time frame.
Participates in budget development, monitor costs and recommend changes in the ocular services department.
Twenty-four hour on-call basis for potential donor cases.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred; relevant work experience may be substituted for academic requirements
Experience: Two to four years related eye banking experience
Computer Skills: Knowledge of MS office programs, electronic medical record systems.
Certificates & Licenses: Must be certificated as a Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) through the Eye Bank Association of America (EEBA).
Other Requirements: Experience with process improvement systems preferred; knowledge of aseptic procedures and techniques maintenance.
Internal Number: 1158
About Nevada Donor Network, Inc
Nevada Donor Network, Inc. (NDN) is a federally designated, not-for-profit organ, tissue, and eye procurement organization. NDN is responsible for the coordination, recovery, and distribution of donated human organs and tissues for transplantation and medical research throughout the Las Vegas area.Located in Las Vegas, NV; 50+ Employees; Excellent benefits package