Eye Bank Specialist I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7122302 (Ref:14553-en_US)

Posted: January 28, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Eye Bank Specialist is an integral position to the Lions Eye Bank.  The position works to procure tissue from the local hospitals, morgues, and funeral homes.  The tissue is used in transplant surgery and/or research.  The position is responsible for determining whether the tissue is suitable for donation.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for the timely release/suitability determine of ocular tissue for research and/or transplant purposes, and processes tissue according to surgery needs.  Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Upon notification of a decedent, the specialist performs microscopic evaluation of tissue for suitability determination; perform initial referral screening and internal processing of tissue; obtain legal consent and communication.  
  • Ability to perform eye recovery procedures and assist in trainings as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree either AA, BS or BA.
  • Certifications COA, COT or COMT through JCAHPO
  • Experience working as an ophthalmic assistant or ophthalmic technician within an ophthalmology practice.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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