Auxiliary Recovery Technician; Chicago, Ill.
Candidates will be considered in Metro Chicagoland area and Central Illinois locations.
Mission: Eversight’s mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness through the healing power of donation, transplantation and research.
Our Culture Story: Imagine you’re unable to see a loved one’s eyes as they smile. You can’t see their face as they call your name, or your own face in the mirror as you start each day. This is what life is like for millions of people coping with vision loss.
Now, imagine your eyesight is restored. You can suddenly see all the color and sights of the world around you. Your life is transformed. This is the power of eye donation, corneal transplantation and vision research. This is what Eversight team members make possible every day.
For more than 75 years, Eversight has enabled donors and their families to give the gift of sight. We ensure that their gifts transform the lives of those suffering from blindness, and advance new treatments and cures for blindness.
This is a part-time position for Eversight’s Illinois office. This position is responsible for performing human eye enucleations and/or in situ corneal excisions according to Eversight protocols when a deceased individual or Next-of-Kin gives permission for eye tissue donation. On-the job training on eye tissue recovery procedures will be provided. The work schedule is flexible but generally done on the evening and/or night shifts and weekends.
Compensation is $100 per case + mileage.
Essential Job Functions:
- Perform in situ human eye enucleations, corneal excisions, or other ocular tissue recoveries. Make appropriate procurement determinations based on donor, medical and body inspection information and complete required recovery documentation.
- Effectively communicate with staff regarding recovery logistics and coordinate recovery with other organizations. Communicate with clinical staff regarding case statuses.
- Obtain and review hospital chart prior to recovery when available.
- Package and deliver transport container with eyes/corneas, blood samples and paperwork to the designated area.
- Observe strict confidentiality of donor and recipient information.
- Complete a periodic competency assessment, at least annually.
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by signing off on procedures and other informational updates.
- Night, weekend, holiday and on-call coverage as negotiated.
- Some potential travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan for training purposes.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and Values of Eversight.
- Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle is required.
- Other Duties: New tasks, duties and responsibilities may be added at any time, with or without notice to the employee. This job description is not intended to cover or describe all of the tasks, duties and responsibilities the employee may be required to or asked to perform.
Education: Undergraduate studies preferred.
Skills: Proficiency in technical procedures after appropriate training. Must be comfortable working with cadavers. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with all staff within and outside of the organization. Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with peers while fostering a positive work environment. Demonstrated customer service skills.
Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle is required.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
Work is performed in a patient care setting, such as a hospital operating room or morgue, or another facility such as a funeral home with potential exposure to communicable diseases or hazardous materials. Travel to procurement sites is required. Turning of a donor of up to 400 pounds, pushing a stretcher/morgue cart with a body of up to that weight and/or lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. The majority of time is spent standing and walking as well as lifting. Simultaneous use of both hands is required. Movements such as balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Audio, visual and verbal functions are vital aspects of this position. Limited noise, room temperature fluctuation and dust are possible. Routine use of computer. Use of personal vehicle is required.
The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Organizational Relationship: Reports to Supervisor or Manager.Apply Now