Direct Supervisor Sr. Manager of Laboratory Services
Direct Reports None
FLSA Status Non-exempt
Status Full Time
Position Location Tampa, FL
The Laboratory Services position is responsible for the evaluation and processing of donated ocular tissue for transplantation. This position prepares work stations for lamellar preparations, post processing workstations, performs cleaning and sterilization of instruments, evaluates eye tissue, processes eye tissue which includes but is not limited to DSAEK, DMEK, PDEK and ALK. This position works a rotating schedule ensuring adequate coverage in the Laboratory.
Essentials Duties and Responsibilities
· Prepare instruments kits for sterilization
· Sterilize instrumentation
· Circulate in the lab in support of the processing of corneal tissue for lamellar preparations DSAEK, DMEK, PDEK, and ALK
· Use independent judgement to perform corneal evaluation via specular, slit lamp and backlight microscopy, and OCT
· Complete required documentation and perform data entry following LEITR policies and procedures
· Perform lamellar tissue processing including DSAEK, DMEK,PDEK and ALK
· Perform sclera preservation
· Perform all functions in adherence to LEITR policies and procedures
· Ensures compliance at all times with FDA, EBAA, and other state and federal regulatory agencies
· Perform laboratory maintenance following LEITR policies
· Assist with packaging, shipping and receiving as needed
· Performs other duties as requested by management
Knowledge, Skills, Ability
· Demonstrate exceptional customer service, attention to detail and multitasking skills
· Ability to interact with co-workers within and outside of the department
· Ability to effectively prioritize shift activities
· Knowledge of the principles of slit lamp, backlight, specular microscopy, and medical chart review •Knowledge of the principles of microbiology, and sterile/aseptic technique as it relates to eye banking •Excellent communication skills •Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of Products; i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project, etc.
· Knowledge of medical and ophthalmic terminology
· Be a self-starter and perform work independently
· Must have or obtain a Hepatitis B vaccination
· Ability to work weekends, evenings and/or holidays as required
· Ability to accept guidance
· Bachelor’s degree preferred
· Previous experience in Eye Banking preferred
· One to two years of experience in a related field may be substituted for education (Experience in nursing, ophthalmic technician, surgical technologist, Laboratory Research or other allied healthcare role preferred)
· Knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology and disease processes preferred
Certified as an Eye Bank Technician desired; must attain within two years of employment.
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. 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 and sterile attire, standard office space and equipment, standard and advanced PC equipment and printers, and telephone.
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, required to possess dexterity to operate standard office equipment, diagnostic equipment and operating microscopes, occasionally required to lift 20 pounds or more. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About Lions Eye Institute For Transplant And Research
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.