Job Description

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Rotating, on Call, Sunday - Saturday

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#118547 (RN) Organ Allocation Transplant Coord - Remote

Initial Review Date: Fri 9/2/2022

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 8/31/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/12/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Current UC San Diego Health CNA (NX) represented RN/NP applicants will be considered after the first 7 days of job posting. All additional applicants will be considered after 14 days of job posting, pending the status of the initial internal CNA (NX) represented applicant pool.

The shift for this position is on call 24/7 coverage on a rotating schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 10% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the "gold standard" for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical outcomes. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

The Organ Allocation Transplant Coordinator has the responsibility to take 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 reviewing deceased donor organ offers when organs become available to transplant candidates, triaging patient calls, UNOS updates, UNOS listings, reporting adverse events and culture reporting, assisting with urgent transfers, delegating appropriately all aspects of call related duties to the Organ Allocation Specialist, and other duties that may be assigned by the Organ Allocation & Transplant Recovery Manager.

The Donor Allocation Transplant Coordinator facilitates acceptance or refusal of donor organs for transplant and coordinates 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 communicates with patient recipients who will be receiving the organs. The Donor Allocation Transplant Coordinator must be able to spend the majority of their time independently executing complex logistical support pertaining to all aspects of organ recovery and placement. It is the Donor Allocation Transplant Coordinator teams responsibility to provide 24/7 coverage on a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.

The Donor Allocation Transplant Coordinator is a remote non-exempt position that may require on campus meetings and trainings. This position is intended to convert to an exempt Transplant Coordinator position in the future.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART w/in 6 months of hire date. BART not required for remote CN’s under the Transplant Recovery Team (3200) if they have BLS".

  • Three (3+) or more years of clinical experience in transplant/organ donation.

  • Must have donor on call experience.


  • BSN or MSN.
  • Two (2) years of multi organ on call experience with organ offer, triage or donor call.
  • CCTC
  • Five (5) years of transplant experience.


  • Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
  • 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).

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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