The Donor Eligibility Specialist (DES) is responsible for the determination of eligibility of ocular tissue and for the timely release of donor charts. The DES will support the Manager of Eye Bank with facilitating medical review training and ensuring that quality review of donor records are performed in accordance to regulations, standards, and established Nevada Donor Network (NDN) policies and done in a timely manner. The DES is responsible for supporting the Quality Management System and participating in various aspects of regulatory compliance.
Essential Functions Statement(s):
Performs ocular donor eligibility determination under the direction of the Eye Bank Medical Director. Consults with Eye Bank Medical Director, and Manager of Eye Bank as needed for the disposition and release donor charts in a timely manner.
Participates in the continuous training as it pertains to ocular donor eligibility requirements. Responsible for final review of ocular donor charts to ensure compliance with FDA and EBAA Medical Standards.
Works closely with the Manager of Eye Bank and Director/Manager of Quality and Regulatory Affairs to identify opportunities for improvement for the development of efficiencies to expedite release of donor charts and distribution of tissue. Acts as liaison between Ocular Services and Quality & Regulatory Affairs Departments.
Assists with initiating and conducting investigations and follow-up with surgeons for reported adverse reactions and/or ocular complaints. Responsible for ensuring all reports are adequately closed and warranted corrective actions are completed. Assists with ocular related complaints, deviations, or potential adverse event reporting activities.
Supports and participates in scheduled and unscheduled regulatory and accrediting agency audits including the EBAA and FDA.
Responsible for keeping current with NDN policies, EBAA medical standards and FDA regulatory changes that affect Ocular Services, ocular donor eligibility and all job responsibilities.
Maintain a working knowledge of ocular tissue evaluation, processing, and distribution methods.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in biological science or related field preferred or equivalent experience.
Experience: Minimum four (4) years of experience with Eye Bank, Tissue Bank, or OPO quality systems strongly preferred. Must possess excellent working knowledge of medical terminology.
Computer Skills: Working knowledge of computers and excellent data entry skills required. Knowledge of electronic donor record system, such as iTransplant strongly desired.
Certificates & Licenses: CEBT certification preferred. Obtain medical director designation within 1 year of employment.
Internal Number: 1148
About Nevada Donor Network, Inc
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) also responsible for facilitating tissue and cornea donation statewide. Founded in 1987, our core purpose is to provide hope strength and life to more than 2 million people in the state of Nevada and thousands of potential transplant recipients across the country.
Our primary functions as an OPO are to coordinate, recover and allocate lifesaving organs and healing tissues for transplantation and research on behalf of our heroic donors. We provide education to hospital staff and community partners on the referral and donation process and provide a strong network of support for the courageous donor families who save lives through the gift of donation. Nevada Donor Network is a member of Donate Life Nevada, a statewide collaboration of agencies committed to motivating Nevada residents to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.