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Surgical Eye Recovery Specialist (Per Diem) 

About the Organization

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We're dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.  


LifeSource is seeking candidates looking for a secondary position with a mission driven organization. Our Surgical Eye Recovery Specialists self-schedule outside of other employment or personal commitments for 12 hour on-call shifts to engage in performing surgical recovery of the cornea or whole globes to ultimately provide the gift of improved sight, within a 2-hour radius of your home location. Performing surgical recoveries requires attention to detail, hand-eye coordination, a steady hand, and fine motor skills to execute trained techniques. Once fully trained, our Surgical Eye Recovery Specialists perform recoveries independently in a hospital or medical examiner space, so your job location is different each recovery, depending on the location of the donor.


  • Independently engages in safe, timely and compassionate surgical recovery of cornea from incision to reconstruction using established surgical and sterile technique protocols in an operating room or similar environment.
  • Assists, exhibiting a thorough understanding of requirements, with assessment, lab testing specimens, packaging and documentation coordination of a recovery.
  • Demonstrates professional representation and knowledge of the recovery process during interactions with other related donation organizations, including, but not limited to: eye banks, funeral homes, medical examiners and coroners.

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This position will remain open for 30 days or until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as they review process will begin right away.

Position Requirements


  1. Requires a High school diploma or equivalent. Advanced education in biology, chemistry or similar surgical coursework preferred.
  2. Requires 1-year experience in tissue recovery, surgery or similar job function, with proven practiced knowledge of human anatomy or equivalent education & experience.
  3. Proven knowledge and understanding of sterile/aseptic technique.
  4. Works under the supervision of a designated trainer until deemed competent to perform job independently.


  1. Requires regular on-call availability including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Team members must arrive onsite at a hospital within two (2) hours of notification. Requires 50%-night shift availability.
  2. Mandatory regulatory competencies, staffing plans and training may require additional time commitment outside of scheduled shifts.
  3. Follows assigned work schedule, in accordance with Tissue Team Departmental Guidelines and Expectations, which may vary based on the needs of the organization.
  4. Able to travel within the LifeSource service area (MN, ND, SD and a portion of WI) by ground or air safely during various weather conditions.
  5. Maintains a valid driver license and is able to transport self to LifeSource and drive LifeSource vehicles, as needed.
  6. Able to push/pull up to 150 pounds with assistance when transferring patients. Able to lift up to 50 pounds and transfer objects short distances. Heavier objects should be lifted and transferred using team lifting.
  7. Able to stand 100% of the time during recovery.
  8. Must be able to successfully complete a background check.
Shift Various Shifts  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Per Diem  
Location Minneapolis, MN - LifeSource  
Open Date 11/27/2019  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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