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 support 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, provides coordination and technical support for the Tissue Services and Tissue Recovery division of Lifesharing. Duties include screening potential donors according to protocols established by Lifesharing, procurement, packaging, processing, and distribution of tissues from cadaver donors for transplant, research, and medical education. Participates in on-call rotation and community outreach events
- Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
- Healthcare related field.
- Sterile field experience.
- Must have valid California Driver’s License and acceptable driving record in order to drive UCSD Health vehicles.
- Must be able to work variable shifts, work locations, holidays, weekends and overtime.
- Ability to use air transportation, plane and helicopter.
- Able to work with cadavers.
- Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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