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#84126 Tissue Bank Recovery Technician - Talent Pool

Extended Review Date: Thu 12/21/2017

Qualified candidates will be placed into a talent pool for future consideration. If a short term or part time job opportunity opens that you are qualified for, you may be contacted.


Under direction, assists in surgical recovery of tissues for transplantation, research and medical education. Works in conjunction and under the supervision of the On-call Tissue Coordinator.

Duties include pre-operative prepping of donors, establishing and maintaining sterile fields, obtaining blood specimens, recovery and packaging of tissues, correctly documenting recovery in Lifesharing's electronic medical records system, terminal cleaning of instruments and work area at the completion of surgery and restocking of recovery supplies. Shares on-call responsibilities during weekdays, weekends and holidays.


  • Two (2) years of applicable Sterile field experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

  • Ability to work with cadavers.


  • Previous experience in the Tissue or Organ recovery industry.
  • Completion of a ER Technologist or Surgical Technologist program.
  • Completion of an EMT program.
  • CEBT and/or CTBS certifications.


  • Be able to pass a background clearance check with the County of San Diego.

  • Ability to work variable shifts and locations as required.

  • Possession of a current, valid driver's license.

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, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health Sys
Payroll Title:
Tissue Bank
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, variable, variable


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