TitleTissue Processing Technician (Bethlehem, PA)
LocationPennsylvania
Department NameClinical Operations
Description
Provide support for cornea tissue pre-cutting for research and transplant, and assist in distribution of pre-cut tissue to local, national, and international surgeons and to other eye banks.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform processing associated laboratory duties.
  • Provide assistance to processor during pre-cutting of tissue.
  • Perform precise specular evaluation of routine transplant and pre-cut donor tissue. 
  • Ensure all quality standards are met prior to distribution (Eye Bank Association of America, Food and Drug Administration, and CorneaGen).
  • Assist in the delivery of tissue for surgeons, as needed.
  • Gather and assist in the analysis of data related to the pre-cut procedure, process and distribution.
  • Work with CorneaGen Clinical Operations staff, and other distribution organizations to efficiently and accurately provide tissue for pre-cut needs or routine transplant needs in a timely manner.
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with all CorneaGen staff.
  • Ability to work long hours, nights, and weekends when needed.
  • A personal commitment to organ and tissue donation required.
  • In all daily activities, strive to support the Mission and Values of CorneaGen.
 
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • High School or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Laboratory, Ophthalmology, or eye banking experience preferred.