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$86,000 - $116,700 / Year
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12 hour variable shifts and work days

#128423 Organ Allocation Specialist-Remote

Extended Review Date: Thu 6/6/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/06/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/18/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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.

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


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Three (3) years or more experience in OPO/Transplant Organ Allocation.
  • Experience in reviewing deceased donor organ offers and facilitating acceptance or refusal of donor organ offers in DonorNet.
  • Experience in assisting with coordination of the transplant recovery process.
  • Experience in taking 24/7 call on a rotating schedule.
  • Excellent communication skills, including active listening and critical thinking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Actively cooperates and supports the work of others.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Maintain valid licenses and required certificates that were valid on date of hire (i.e. LVN, Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, Emergency Medical Technician).
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: Unclassified - No data available (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: Unclassified - No data available

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).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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