Respond to calls from donor coordinator within 10 minutes and travelling within 30 min of call.
Travel to all assigned facilities within your scheduled call hours.
Check in and out of facilities where body is located before and after each recovery.
Receive and verify legal authorization or Document of Gift for eye donation.
Confirm identity of body.
Perform external body exam.
Draw blood and label blood tube appropriately.
Perform surgical scrub.
Perform in situ corneal excision as directed by donor coordinator.
Correctly label corneal chambers or corneal vials and complete paperwork appropriately.
Pick up and send a pre-transfusion blood sample (e.g. hospital laboratory) if requested by the donor coordinator.
Arrange transportation of eyes to the MLEB laboratory.
For transplant cases, copy the donor's medical records and document other relevant donor history or pick up previously copied donor chart from hospital as directed by the donor coordinator.
Package tissue and documentation per policy and deliver to shipping site.
Document eye donor and procurement information on the Donor Physical Exam Report form (including legal authorization or Document of Gift verification, body ID and external body exam).
Complete the Ocular Procurement Procedure Report form.
Update Kit Checklist form.
5% Special Projects
Perform other miscellaneous projects applicable to this job as assigned by supervisor or local lead.
Perform public relations duties when on-call as a procurement technician (e.g. if approached for more information about eye donation or the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank).
At All Times General Responsibilities
Practice safe work habits at all times (OSHA).
Read and follow applicable MLEB policies and procedures.
Practice effective, respectful, and proactive communication with other MLEB staff and with staff at other organizations.
Maintain professional work habits: communication skills, appearance, documentation, etc.
Attend and participate in meetings as required.
Carry cell phone during scheduled shifts
Complete necessary education requirements by required due dates
Check University of Minnesota email account regularly; 2-3 times per week and prior to your call shifts.
Duluth is currently seeking a Procurement Technician who has shift flexibility. Our shifts currently run for 12 hours from 6 am to 6 pm and 6 pm to 6 am. The Duluth region is large so you must feel comfortable being on the road for extended periods of time both day and night.
Duluth Procurement Technicians have only one tech on call during any given shift. You must feel comfortable traveling during all of our weather seasons both day and night.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Availability by personal cell phone at all times during scheduled shifts
At least 18 years old
Comfortable working with deceased donors
Ability to understand and adhere to sterile (aseptic) technique, universal precautions, blood drawing technique and other MLEB training
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Ability to be trained to perform fine surgical technique
Reliable transportation at all times during scheduled shifts
Travel to all team procurement locations
Attention to detail in documentation and labeling
Ability to complete donor body exams: roll deceased donors to examine back, lift legs, etc.
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