Job Description

Payroll Title:
Tissue Bank
Hiring Pay Scale
$37.60 - $46.76 / Hour
Mission Valley
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hour shifts, Sunday - Saturday

#129454 Surgical Services Coordinator

Extended Deadline: Tue 5/28/2024

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.

Please note that this position is a part-time appointment

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 4/29/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 5/9/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under general supervision provides coordination of all activities involved with the surgical removal, perfusion, packaging, and transportation of organs recovered for transplant. Independently recover organs for transplant, research and medical education, perform intra-operative organ perfusion and packaging of organs. Performs organ pulsatile perfusion and packing for local and import kidneys. Provides organ specific intra-operative organ perfusion and packaging for local and distant cases. Provides perfusion and packing suuport to local organ recovery teams on non-local organ recoveries when directed by AOC. Assists as directed with the organ donation process including organ donor referral, follow-up, and the on-site donation process.

Assists with training of new Surgical Coordinators and organ perfusionists. Performs Operating Room in-services for local hospitals. Under general supervision, and medical education. Participates in on-call rotation and community outreach events


  • One (1) year of experience as a surgical technician or in a comparable role.

  • Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to use air transportation, plane, and a helicopter.

  • Ability to work with cadavers.

  • Proficient in aseptic and sterile techniques.

  • Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.


  • Two (2) years of experience as a surgical technician.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Current Driver's license.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $78,509 - $97,635 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $37.60 - $46.76

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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