Make a difference in the lives of others by helping give the gift of sight!
Lions VisionGift (LVG) is a nonprofit eye bank that obtains, evaluates and distributes eye tissue donated by caring individuals for use in cornea transplantation, research, and education. Since 1975, our organization has helped over 30,000 individuals receive sight-restoring transplants.
LVG has an opening for a challenging and rewarding full-time Processing Supervisor position in our Portland location. The Processing Supervisor is responsible for leading and directing daily tasks related to tissue processing, and will act as a lead for these matters to ensure they are accomplished. This position will act as the primary trainer for processing staff, in collaboration with the VP of Laboratory Services. The Processing Supervisor must be dedicated to the performance of eye banking and have strong communication skills.
This is a great opportunity for someone highly skilled in tissue processing looking to supervise an extremely talented group. Our tissue processing team are the leaders in our profession and your role will be to provide structure and continue the tradition of innovation in a growing organization.
Essential Functions and Duties:
Process DMEK, DSAEK, halo, and other tissue as needed
Monitor daily operations including DMEK, DSAEK, halo, ASED etc. and assign workload to ensure processing is completed within timelines
Serve as lead trainer for Portland processing staff
Under the supervision of the VPLS, coordinate investigative efforts into developing new processing techniques
Act as lead for implementing process improvements identified by Quality Audits, R&D projects, etc.
Perform all duties of processing staff as necessary
Maintain a professional demeanor and interact well with others
Assist with management duties under the direction of VPLS
Perform other duties as indicated by supervisor
Education: A Bachelors degree in science is recommended though commensurate experience may substitute for degree.
Experience/Qualifications:While tissue processing related to this position is learned through extensive on-the-job training, a medical background is desirable. Minimum of three years direct experience in tissue processing, training of technicians in various types of tissue processing, and day to day operations of the processing department are essential. Very fine motor skills are required for processing tissue for transplant. Previous supervisory or management experience will be viewed favorably.
Lions VisionGIft is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to advance transplantation, research and education to honor donors and their gifts of sight. Please go to www.visiongift.org for more information.