We are seeking a talented Tissue Distribution Specialist to join our team at Dakota Lions Sight & Health in our Sioux Falls office. This is a full time position with benefits.
The Tissue Distribution Specialist shall be proficient in all aspects of eye banking including evaluation, distribution and delivery/shipping. The Distribution Specialist should also be proficient in the processing of corneal tissue. The Distribution Specialist may be required to obtain certification (CEBT) from the Eye Bank of Association of America following one year of employment.
Principal Accountabilities and Requirements:
Responsible for eye laboratory functions including but not limited to:
Initiating chart creation
May request complete medical records in compliance with FDA 1271 Part 21.
Evaluation of corneas through gross evaluation, slit-lamp evaluation, and specular-microscopic evaluation to make a determination for transplant quality.
Proficiently process corneal tissue in accordance with surgeon specifications
Ensures proper documentation, packaging, delivery, and shipping of corneal tissue.
Verifies corneal tissue is processed in a timely manner to fulfill surgery schedules.
Exhibits an understanding of the unique gift of eye donation and the impact distribution contributes to the process
Promotes DLSH as a source of high quality tissue to grow distribution on a local, national and international basis.
Consults with CEO, Clinical Manager and Medical Director, as needed, to obtain medical decisions/consults.
Consistently performs duties in accordance with established standard operating procedures, policies, and regulations in accordance with FDA and EBAA standards.
Notifies the Quality Department of deviations from established operating procedures.
Participates, in person, to all appropriate meetings and training opportunities offered at DLSH
Maintains strict confidentiality of all DLSH information.
Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history and be able to travel within the service area
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule to include Sundays.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Associates’ degree or equivalent work experience is required.
CEBT certification may be required after one year of employment.
Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
Experience in Eye or Tissue Banking is preferred.
Experience in Eye lab or similar is preferred
Office setting with exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens.
Internal Number: 12282020
About Dakota Lions Sight & Health
Dakota Lions Sight & Health (DLSH) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD with offices in Rapid City, SD, Bismarck, ND, and Fargo, ND, that is dedicated to helping restore the gifts of sight and health through eye and tissue donation and transplantation.