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Ocular Processing Coordinator - LifeShare - FT

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 22872
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011019631253-Lifeshare - Tissue
Location: Charlotte - 5000 Airport Center Pkwy


Job Summary

The LifeShare Carolinas Ocular Processing Coordinator oversees and performs the recovery, preservation, and processing for the eye department at LifeShare. The Ocular Processing Coordinator is responsible for donor evaluation, surgical recovery, ocular tissue evaluation and processing, and distribution of ocular tissue.

Essential Functions

  • Performs aseptic recovery of ocular tissues according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs donor evaluations, coordinates logistics for recovery and communicates with Medical Examiners, Nursing Supervisors, and Funeral Directors as required.
  • Evaluate ocular tissue using slit-lamp microscopy and specular biomicroscopy. Accurately documents tissue evaluation and processing data in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and EBAA Medical Standards.
  • Performs lamellar tissue processing including, but not limited to, DSAEK, DMEK, and ALK. Performs sclera preservation.
  • Ensures all recovered ocular tissues are packaged per policy and meet regulatory requirements
  • Performs decontamination and sterilization of all LifeShare instruments used in the recovery and processing of ocular tissues.
  • Assists with packaging, shipping, and receiving as needed.
  • Maintains Eye Lab, ensuring that all supplies are to par levels and stocked accordingly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor and Manager.

Physical Requirement

Available to travel distances greater than one hundred miles and function effectively in unfamiliar hospital environments. Must be able to push, pull or otherwise move heavy objects, and must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 lbs. Must have good manual dexterity and visual acuity. Must be able to endure long periods of standing and walking. Must be able to endure irregular sleep patterns. Must have good communication skills with families, hospital personnel, physicians, and fellow employees. Must be able to use personal vehicle for work travel.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Certified Eye Bank Technician (CEBT) certification preferred. Bachelor of Science in Health Science field preferred. Certified Surgical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, or Certified Ophthalmic Technician preferred. Experience in ocular tissue processing is preferred.