Job Description

Payroll Title:
Transplant Recovery Team
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 hrs/day, Sunday-Saturday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#113535 Organ Allocation Specialist

Filing Deadline: Mon 1/24/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/15/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/27/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Depending on the experience of the selected candidate, this position will be hired at the AMBUL CARE ADMSTN CRD 2 or AMBUL CARE ADMSTN CRD 3 level.

The Organ Allocation Specialist is a remote non-exempt position that may require on campus meetings and trainings.

This position will remain open until filled.


Under the direction of the Organ Allocation Transplant Coordinator, the Organ Allocation Specialist has the responsibility to assist in taking call for the transplant departments (heart, lung, liver, and kidney) at UC San Diego Center for Transplantation. The call responsibilities include but are not limited to assist in reviewing deceased donor organ offers when organs become available to transplant candidates, assist in answering patient calls, assist with UNOS listing status updates, assist in reporting adverse events and culture reporting, assist with urgent transfers, and other duties that may be assigned by the Organ Allocation Transplant Coordinator or Organ Allocation & Transplant Recovery Manager.

The Organ Allocation Specialist assists in facilitating acceptance or refusal of donor organs for transplant and assists in coordinating the organ recovery with the transplant surgeons, medical teams, Organ and Tissue Donation Team, Histocompatibility lab, UCSD hospital teams, (OR, blood bank, admissions, bedside nurses, etc.) and assists in communicating with patient recipients who will be receiving organs. The Organ Allocation Specialist works alongside the Organ Allocation Transplant Coordinator to ensure organ recovery and placement of all feasible organs offered UC San Diego Transplant Center. The Organ Allocation Specialist works as a team and has the responsibility to provide 24/7 coverage on a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.

Applies acquired skills and clinical and operational knowledge of ambulatory care clinics to coordinate aspects of clinic operations of intermediate scope and complexity. Monitors daily clerical activities, billing, and other operational services for a clinic in the medical center.


  • Medical Professional license/Certificate/Degree: Paramedic, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Surgical Technician or Perfusionist or equivalent.

  • Maintain valid licenses and required certificates that were valid on date of hire (i.e. LVN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, Emergency Medical Technician).

  • Five (5) years of experience in the medical field or three (3) years of experience in transplant/organ donation/OPO highly preferred.

  • Experience in transplant call preferred.


  • Two (2) years of multi organ on call experience with organ offer, triage or donor call.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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