Job Description

Payroll Title:
Transplant Recovery Team
Hiring Pay Scale
$21.02 - $44.01 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 12 hrs/day, Sunday-Saturday

#122418 Organ Allocation Specialist - Per Diem - Remote

Initial Review Date: Wed 5/24/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

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

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.*


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.


  • Two (2) years of experience in the transplant medical field.

  • Must have proven independent thinking, decision making, problem solving and prioritizing skills.

  • Excellent skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and external constituents, both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage multiple levels of information and responsibilities, and to quickly assess moderately-complex problems to develop potential solutions.


  • Two (2) years of multi organ on call experience with organ offer, triage or donor call.
  • OPO or transplant center work-related experience.
  • Experience in all organs, heart, lung, liver, kidney.
  • CCTC/CPTC certifications.


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

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,900 - $91,900 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.02 - $44.01

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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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