If you are passionate about helping your community and making a difference in people’s lives, we want you to join our growing team! Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin is currently looking for a Senior Laboratory Processing Technician to help spread our mission.
Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization and team of professionals and volunteers, dedicated to the mission of restoring the gift of sight through recovery, transplantation and education. Our ultimate goal is to improve people’s quality of life through the gift of sight.
The Senior Laboratory Processing Technician is responsible for the timely completion of donor tissue processing including, but not limited to, DSAEK, DMEK, and graft pre-load. Responsible for assisting with maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities. Additional responsibilities include: laboratory procedures, blood sample management, consultation with Medical Directors and Designees, donor/tissue eligibility determinations and distribution functions.
Essential Duties of the Position:
1. Tissue evaluations (slit lamp and specular microscopy)
2. Prepare documentation of lab findings by collecting, analyzing, and documenting serology results and donor information
3. Processing of released donor tissue according to surgeon specifications
4. Donor medical record reviews
5. Ensure that all laboratory/quality control activities performed are documented in a thorough, accurate and professional manner
6. Perform required quality control functions to maintain compliance with SOPs, EBAA Medical Standards, and FDA regulations
7. Packaging and distribution of eligible tissue for transplant, research, and education
8. Works cooperatively with Distribution Department to ensure the best processing plan possible to meet the needs of the surgeons
9. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and obtaining CEBT status
10. Foster a spirit of cooperation with co-workers by being a leader and a trainer
11. Establish and maintain effective and positive communications with all LEBW staff
12. Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Clinical Operations
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
*BS Degree and/or equivalent of education and experience
*Minimum of 2 years performing eye banking functions including tissue evalulations and processing
*Experience in scientific or medical field
*CEBT preferred or obtain within one year of hire
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:
Biological material handling and management
Flexible work schedule required, including some weekends as needed
Computer literacy including Microsoft and database software
Fine motor skills and dexterity
Ability to work with, motivate, retain and train staff
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About Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin
Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a team of professionals and volunteers dedicated to the mission of restoring the gift of sight through recovery and transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge and treatment of eye diseases, and education to increase donations, LEBW fulfills this mission by procuring, processing and distributing eye tissue to corneal transplant surgeons, researchers and teachers. Equally important is our commitment to education through our network of medical professionals, Lions and Lioness Club members and other volunteers who give generously of their time and resources. LEBW continues its commitment to people who receive transplants and those who will benefit from the research. The ultimate goal of LEBW is to improve people’s quality of life through the gift of sight.