Surgical Eye Recovery Specialist

LifeSource - Minneapolis, MN4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $38,000 a year
Thank you for your interest in LifeSource: while we may not be actively recruiting to fill this position, we are always seeking qualified applicants with a passion for supporting our mission, that life is a gift to share, and are willing to work hard in an environment that values respect, accountability, advocacy, life and innovation. We will be reviewing all submitted resumes and responding on a bi-weekly basis. We will keep all qualified applicant resumes on file for future openings.

The Ocular Recovery Specialists are responsible for actively participating in the surgical recovery of corneas from deceased donors for transplantation and/or research purposes. With thorough and ongoing training, will exhibit in-depth knowledge and understanding to fulfill successful surgical recovery process in alignment with standards and processor requirements while driving opportunities to enhance the overall quality of recovery. In accordance with protocols and regulatory requirements, will adhere to proper clinical room etiquette and employ universal safety precautions while maintaining respect and confidentiality for the donor throughout recovery. Aligns daily activities with the strategic and operational goals of the organization.


Engages in safe, timely and compassionate surgical recovery of cornea from incision to reconstruction using established surgical and sterile technique protocols in an operating room or similar environment.

Assists, exhibiting a thorough understanding of requirements, with assessment, lab testing specimens, packaging and documentation coordination of a recovery.

Engages in other duties to ensure consistent execution of expectations to meet strategic initiatives.

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Requires a High school diploma or equivalent. Advanced education in biology, chemistry or similar surgical coursework preferred.
Requires 1-year experience in tissue recovery, surgery or similar job function, with proven practiced knowledge of human anatomy or equivalent education & experience.
Proven knowledge and understanding of sterile/aseptic technique.
Works under the supervision of a designated trainer until deemed competent to perform job independently.

Requires regular on-call availability including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Team members must arrive onsite at a hospital within two (2) hours of notification. Requires 50%-night shift availability.
Mandatory regulatory competencies, staffing plans and training may require additional time commitment outside of scheduled shifts.
Follows assigned work schedule, in accordance with Tissue Team Departmental Guidelines and Expectations, which may vary based on the needs of the organization.
Able to travel within the LifeSource service area (MN, ND, SD and a portion of WI) by ground or air safely during various weather conditions.
Maintains a valid driver license and is able to transport self to LifeSource and drive LifeSource vehicles, as needed.
Able to push/pull up to 150 pounds with assistance when transferring patients. Able to lift up to 50 pounds and transfer objects short distances. Heavier objects should be lifted and transferred using team lifting.
Able to stand 100% of the time during recovery.
Must be able to successfully complete a background check.