This position supports the functions of the corporate Communications and Logistics Center (CLC) through the intake of eye donor referrals, screening of donor information for transplant or research suitability and the coordination of eye tissue recovery and tissue transportation.
Major Position Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the recovery of donated human eye tissue with other procurement agencies, hospitals and medical examiners/coroners.
Screen medical/social/behavioral history, including conducting next-of-kin interviews, obtaining consents as needed, contacting physicians for donor medical or ophthalmic history, and other follow-up as necessary.
Handle all donor-related information in a confidential, professional manner.
Coordinate eye/tissue recoveries and dispatch technicians.
Perform accurate and complete documentation. Perform required data entry. Use available
computer and communication technology effectively in support of tissue recovery
coordination, distribution, relationship-building, and administrative duties.
Handle routine communications with each of Midwest Eye-
Coordinate corporate distribution of human eye tissue for transplantation, including
scheduled surgery, importing, and exporting of tissue domestically and internationally. Handle urgent or emergency requests as they occur, outside the normal scheduled surgery system.
Coordinate distributed tissue transport logistics.
Maintain professional relationships with physicians, physician staff, hospital/surgical center
staff, peers, other eye banks, and other agencies.
Assume responsibility for teamwork and problem solving in support of Midwest Eye-
mission and goals.
Provide weekend coverage and work on-call shifts as assigned.
Attend scheduled staff meetings.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Medical/Science or Human Service related field preferred. Experience in
medical field preferred. Effective communication skills are a must. Effective planning and execution of complex tasks, and ability to interact professionally with peers and healthcare personnel, are critical.