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Working to help fulfill the wishes of eye donors to help another overcome blindness through transplantation and research isn't just a job. It's a purpose. Those who work here not only find success, but significance. 

The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank is a progressive organization with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Full health, dental, vision and life insurance

  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan

  • 401k retirement savings plan with a matching funds component

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Mileage reimbursement

  • Cell phone stipend (certain job descriptions)

  • Payment of your professional association dues

The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, military status or physical or mental disability. This policy applies to all employment practices and personnel actions.

The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank is a drug free workplace and may require pre-employment drug screening.

To apply for any of the following positions, follow the instructions within the job description or fax a resume and cover letter to 720-848-3938.

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Recovery Technician - Full Time

JOB TITLE:         Recovery Technician

JOB CLASSIFICATION:  Full time, non-exempt

LOCATION OF POSITION:  RMLEB office/laboratory (Aurora, CO)

EDUCATION: Although not required, a Bachelor’s degree in science is recommended. 

EXPERIENCE:  While no specific experience is required, previous medical experience is viewed favorably.  This position is learned through extensive on-the-job training.

SUMMARY STATEMENT:  The Recovery Technician is primarily responsible for communicating with donor families regarding consent for recovery, collection of donor recovery screening information and procurement of eye tissue for transplant and research use. Technicians must have adequate physical ability to move donors during the recovery and must be very detail-oriented, dependable and maintain a professional attitude and appearance. 


Donor Coordination

  • Coordinate with hospitals, mortuaries, coroners, and other entities 
  • Speak to families, provide information for donation
  • Perform Medical and Social History interviews with donor families (via phone)
  • Perform data entry and compile and organize donor records
  • Utilize Lions or other volunteer drivers

Donor Recovery

  • Utilizing the principles of aseptic/sterile technique, recover ocular tissue (corneas or whole eyes)
  • Pick-up inbound tissue from airport and perform other courier or delivery functions as needed
  • Obtain donor medical charts and records from healthcare facilities and deliver back to RMLEB office
  • Transport tissue to surgery centers

Other Primary Duties

  • Utilize the principles of aseptic technique to perform circulating duties as needed for laboratory tissue processing procedures
  • Perform laboratory procedures (e.g. corneal excision/sclera preservation, transfer tissue from vial to CVC and lavaging)
  • Decontaminate and process reusable surgical instruments for steam sterilization – operate and if needed perform routine maintenance and documentation as outlined in SOP for table top steam autoclave and supporting equipment
  • Unpack, inspect and label new supplies (Optisol, gowns, gloves, Styrofoam coolers, etc.)
  • Tracking of kits and recovery supplies
  • Perform inventory functions (keep lab areas organized and stocked)

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.  On-call time may be required.

This position posting closes 12/12/2018 at 12:00pm, application materials received after this date and time will not be considered.

Qualified applicants please email or fax a cover letter and resume to Staci Terrin, Recovery Supervisor, before the position opening deadline:  sterrin@corneas.org or 720-848-3938