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, medically 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.
Please visit www.visiongift.org for more information on our organization.
Lions VisionGift currently has an opening for a Tissue Distribution Specialist position in our Boston location. This position is responsible for coordinating the complex logistics behind bringing sight-restoring corneal transplants to patients in need. This position is the primary contact for surgeons, schedulers, and Portland, OR Tissue Distribution Specialists in regard to east coast distribution events.
This is a great opportunity for individuals who support donation, possess strong problem-solving skills, and have an excellent attention to detail. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in medical or science fields. Prior experience in eye banking, tissue banking, or organ procurement organizations is ideal, but not required. This is a fast-paced role where mastery and ownership of important processes is gained quickly.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Distributes VGE tissue, both transplant and non-transplant, per LVG policies and procedures
Packages tissue for shipment
Delivers tissue to local surgical facilities
Imports tissue, as needed
Process incoming tissue and processing requests, as needed
Facilitate surgeon/resident/fellow training by organizing wet labs and distributing training tissue
Outreach and marketing to VGE surgeons in coordination with the VP of Surgical Services.
VGE tissue inventory tracking and follow-up
Ensures database is current with regard to proper contact information of all distribution outlets
Document individual end user needs to maximize our service
Maintain a professional demeanor and interact well with others
Evaluates tissue and determines surgical suitability as needed
Other duties as assigned by management
In addition to the hourly wage, Lions VisionGift offers a generous benefit package including, but not limited to:
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
Medical, dental, and vision employee premiums paid in full;
$20,000 employer-paid life insurance policy;
Employer-paid short-term disability;
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