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Tampa, Pensacola, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Florida
Full Time - Entry Level
Advocacy / Non-Profit
Responsible for the recovery of human eye tissue for transplant and/or research Recovery Coordinators are dedicated to the highest ethical standards and are trained to use surgical aseptic techniques to ensure that tissue is recovered safely with respect and dignity to the donor and their family. Recovery Coordinators follow requirements of the Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA), Lions Eye Institute Standard Operating Procedures, State and Federal regulations, and of the FDA. The Recovery Coordinator position is a full time per diem position
Essentials Duties and Responsibilities
Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of LEITR and exhibits a personal commitment to eye donation.
Travels throughout respective recovery area (via company provided automobile) to collect eye tissue.
Performs efficient and quality surgical recovery of human eye tissue for transplant and/or research.
Performs donor physical assessments including gross evaluation of ocular tissues, review of medical records, and blood draw for serology testing.
Readily accessible to calls from Managers.
Familiarity with working relationship with Organ Procurement Organizations and tissue banks.
Instruments are cleaned and maintained as needed.
Transport eye tissue to/from LEITR facility.
Interacts professionally and respectfully as a representative of LEITR in hospital, funeral home, and transplant/donation settings.
maintains schedule determined by manager to include on-call hours during the day, over night and on holidays.
Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
Operates and maintains company vehicles as required.
Perform facility cleaning and equipment maintenance as required.
Performs all job functions in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations, Eye Bank Association of American Medical Standards, and LEITR standard operating procedures.
Follows through with tasks that may continue past scheduled shift times.
Knowledge, Skills, Ability
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all Eye Bank, hospital, and Tissue partner organizations.
Must be able to work days, nights, weekends and long hours when needed.
Must have reliable, dependable transportation to and from work. Company vehicle provided for recovery.
Effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Good computer skills, i.e., Outlook, Word, etc.
Ability to adapt to changing technology implemented to stay competitive.
Ability to operate a facsimile and copy machines.
Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent.
Education or experience in the fields of science and/or health care, preferably surgical technician or ophthalmic technologist, medical examiners, Military Medic or funeral home background preferred.
Eye bank or transplant experience preferred.
A valid driver’s license/insurance/required.
Work Environment The work environment described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to a laboratory-like environment and office like-environment. The noise level is usually low. Open discussions about donor health and circumstances of death occur throughout the day. Equipment required for this position include but are not limited to, sterile supplies that may contain latex, surgical gloves, surgical instruments, sterile attire, sterile needles, handling of blood and other potential hazardous bodily fluids, centrifuge, cleaning and sterilization agents, standard office space and equipment, standard PC equipment and printers, and telephone and/or headset.
The physical demands, representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to: regularly required to sit, stand, talk, see and hear; needing to possess conversational hearing, with or without aid, as well as adequate vision, with or without aid; Ability to perform delicate manual procedures requiring high amounts of dexterity; Ability to lift and/or move over 50 pounds. Willingness to work outside of usual business hours including weekends and holidays, on-call shifts, and following through with tasks that may continue past scheduled shift times. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc.
Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research (LEITR), a non-profit organization, is leading the worldwide fight against blinding eye disease through our unique model — uniting the world’s largest Eye Bank, our cutting-edge Ocular Research Center, and our Foundation together to create the leading institution for ocular science. We are the first and only combined eye bank and ocular research cent...er in the world — empowering researchers to conduct real-time studies of healthy and diseased ocular tissue leading to a greater understanding of the events that lead to blindness. LEITR’s corporate headquarters is located in historic Ybor City, right in the heart of Tampa, FL. LEITR is committed to its employees and believes its employees are the key to its success. LEITRs generous employee benefit options include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, Flexible Spending Accounts, Retirement Plans, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off and more.