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#86800 (RN) Per Diem - Organ Procurement - Talent Pool

Initial Review Date: Thu 7/20/2017

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.


UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% 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 quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.

Lifesharing is seeking a highly motivated Registered Nurse to fill a critically important position in the Transplant Community. The position of procurement coordinator is an exciting, unique, and pivotal role in the world of health care, offering the qualified individual a challenging work life with a primary focus on saving and extending lives.

Procurement coordinators are self-starters who work independently within all of the hospitals of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Qualified individuals blend high levels of clinical and people skills while working with donor families, critical care staff, and multiple surgical transplant teams to effectively recover organs for transplant.

Procurement Coordinators provide on-site evaluation of potential organ and tissue donors, help families make the decision to donate the organs of their recently deceased loved ones, manage the clinical care of the donor to assure the viability of the organs, locate recipients for each transplantable organ, and assist in the recovery of the organs.

Procurement Coordinators liaison with area hospital personnel, ICU staff, and physicians to develop relationships and provide educational programs to facilitate the organ donation process. Coordinators must be able to work flexible hours and share in on-call responsibilities to area hospitals.

This is not an actual position. This is only for future consideration.


  • Must be a graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.

  • A current and valid California RN license.

  • Minimum two (2) years of RN experience in critical care or emergency nursing or previous experience as a transplant/procurement coordinator.

  • Proven skill in conducting physical assessment, physiologic management of critically ill patients, patient/family education, and successful multi-tasking.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with the ability to effectively present educational programs to physicians, nurses, other medical personnel and the lay public.


  • BSN (or commitment to attain BSN within the next two years.)

  • Prior experience in organ and tissue donation.

  • Certification as a Procurement Coordinator.


  • Must have a car and current driver’s license.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours and provide on-call coverage to area hospitals.

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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