Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Laboratory Technician - KGMU UP Community Eye Bank, SightLife Partnership (Apply by: Open)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Laboratory Technician
KGMU UP Community Eye Bank, SightLife Partnership, Lucknow


1. POSITION VACANT: Laboratory Technician, KGMU UP Community Eye Bank, SightLife Partnership, Lucknow
2. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to Manager of Eye Bank Operations, the Laboratory Technician shall be responsible for completion of daily tissue evaluation and distribution tasks, routine cornea tissue pre-cutting for transplant and research, and quality control in a manner that maintains and improves eye bank relationships with local, national, and international stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
(1) Tissue evaluation, distribution and completion of daily work flow, including prioritizing tissue evaluation, shipments and preparation.; 
(2) Perform all routine aspects of tissue distribution, tissue evaluation, tissue processing, and quality assurance to maximize the gift of donation; 
(3) Efficiently and accurately provide tissue for pre-cut needs or routine transplant needs 
(4) QC review of related data entry and tasks; 
(5) Oversee laboratory maintenance and quality control, including monitoring inventory and ordering of all critical supplies and ensure that all laboratory equipment is used, maintained and serviced according to Eye Bank standards and manufacturer recommendations 
(6) Ensure all quality standards are met prior to distribution (Eye Bank Association of India and SightLifeQuality Standards); 
(7) Must be able to work long hours, nights, and weekends when needed; 
(8) Perform other projects and duties as assigned; 
(9) In all daily activities, strive to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Eye Bank.
3. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:
Qualification:
(1) Bachelor Degree; OR
(2) Diploma in Medical Lab Technology: OR
(3) Relevant hospital/ laboratory experience.
Experience: 
Minimum one year of laboratory or clinical experience required.
Skills and Attributes: 
(1) Excellent communication skills, with fluency in English and Hindi;
(2) Proficient in computers covering email, spreadsheet, online data-filling, etc.;
(3) Passionate and affirmation of intent to be an Organ/ Tissue/ Eye donor;
(5) Unquestionable ethics and integrity;
(6) Willing to work nights, weekends and on-call as required by operational needs. 
(7) Willing to travel within India for training approximately two weeks per year.
4. COMPENSATION OFFERED:
Gross compensation for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
5. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The selected candidate shall initially be offered a one-year consultancy contract under the third party payroll of ThinkTank. The contract is renewable annually, based on performance.
6. LOCATION:
Lucknow, UP
7. PARTNER ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:
Headquartered at Seattle, WA-USA, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization, focused solely on eliminating corneal blindness.
Working with surgeons in over 30 countries, SightLife and its Global Partners restore sight to more than 20 men, women, and children each day. This is accomplished through eye banks, which are centers for the recovery and placement of eye tissue used in cornea transplants.
SightLife’s mission is to eliminate corneal blindness globally, through partnerships with eye banks in developing countries, where 90% of the world’s 10 million persons, estimated to suffer from curable corneal blindness, live.
SightLife constituted a small team of senior management and distribution professionals in India in 2010 for this purpose and building on the organization’s global expertise, has successfully implemented a comprehensive program to support the development of eye banks and corneal surgeons, across India.
This is an exciting opportunity to come on board an ambitious social initiative which has already begun to beneficially impact millions of Indians suffering from reversible blindness. 
SightLife shall be providing strong technical inputs aimed at skills enhancement and learning of the incumbent.
For more information, please visit, http://www.sightlife.org

8. REFERENCE: LT-SL
9. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Senior Consultant
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd., 
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, 
New Friends Colony, 
Bharat Nagar, New Delhi -110 025
Email: lt-sl@sams.co.in 
Website: http://www.sams.co.in

10. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested apply to lt-sl@sams.co.in with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organisation and expected compensation, at the earliest.
For further details please visit our website www.sams.co.in.

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