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Part-time Recovery Technician -- Buffalo, WY

Posted by:
Kevin Smith
Job Location: Buffalo, WY
Job Description:
JOB TITLE: Part-time Recovery Technician (PTRT)

JOB CLASSIFICATION: Part-time or as needed


EDUCATION: Although not required, a Bachelor's degree is recommended.

EXPERIENCE: While no specific experience is required, previous medical experience is viewed favorably. This position is learned through extensive training. This training will be done in Aurora, Colorado, over several days. The eye bank will pay for expenses related to this training (mileage, meals, and accommodation.)

SUMMARY STATEMENT: The Part-time Recovery Technician (PTRT) is responsible for the procurement of eye tissue for the purpose of transplant and research from eye donors in the Buffalo, WY area. Pay is on a per case basis. Technical Trainer and/or Recovery Technician Supervisor (RTS), or other designee, provides training and ongoing education. The RMLEB Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) will be adhered to at all times unless adequate approval for variance has been granted. PTRT's are responsible for routinely reviewing all required or designated training material and attending training related events, including but not limited to, annual excision and SOP review. Passing scores for quizzes or other testing methods may be required. Minimum case numbers may be designated in order to maintain minimum skills proficiency. The PTRT must be able to move and manipulate donor bodies to screen for infectious disease and must be dependable and professional in appearance and actions.

·    Respond to each call promptly with acceptance or decline
·    Driving to and from recovery locations, hospitals, or other facilities is required. Long distances from time to time may be
      needed / required
·    Obtain and verify proper authorization paperwork
·    Perform a thorough medical record review and complete RMLEB paperwork accordingly
·    Photocopy or obtain electronic copy of required information from the donor's medical record
·    Perform a thorough physical inspection and ocular penlight exam
·    Perform a post-mortem blood draw and obtain all available lab (premortem) specimens
·    Prepare the donor and recovery site for aseptic procedures
·    Perform an aseptic surgical scrub
·    Utilizing the principles of aseptic/sterile technique, recover ocular tissue (corneas or whole eyes) for both transplant and
     research needs
·    Perform basic restoration for mortuary/family viewing
·    Collect vitreous and provide documentation to medical examiners/coroners
·    Arrange for transportation of tissue to RMLEB
·    Attend technician meetings or training events as scheduled
·    Maintain RMLEB property (surgical instruments and recovery supplies), including verification of recovery product
     expiration dates
·    Represent RMLEB professionally to hospitals, coroners, mortuaries, other recovery agencies and to the public

MISCELLANEOUS POSITION REQUIREMENTS: This job requires driving to perform position duties. As such, a valid driver's license, current insurance and access to a personal vehicle are required. Continuing education, training materials, and feedback will be given in order to assess performance. Access to the Internet and a valid email account are required.
SUPERVISOR: Recovery Technician Supervisor

Applicants must send a cover letter and resume using the online application system.