Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Full Time

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates is seeking a Clinical Recovery Specialist to join our tissue recovery team! We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated individual who wants to save and enhance lives and make a difference. The Clinical Recovery Specialist surgically recovers donated bone and tissue which will be used for transplantation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to affect the lives of potentially over 50 people per tissue recovery. The specific duties of a Clinical Recovery Specialist include facilitating the recovery, preservation, storage and transportation process of donated corneas, bone and other tissues and organs under highly sterile conditions. The CRS is also responsible for providing technical support in organ recovery cases. The CRS may also be required to perform non-technical duties such as public / professional education.

Many of the surgical tissue recoveries performed occur in the KODA recovery suite, but some travel in the assigned area can be anticipated. Significant on-call responsibility is required. This position works rotating 24-hour on-call shifts to facilitate the recovery of tissue. Due to the on-call nature of this position, a flexible schedule is a must!

Minimum Qualifications for this position:


  • High School Diploma, or equivalent.
  • Prior health care, pathology, or embalming experience required
  • Must be certified as a Tissue Bank Specialist within 18 months of eligibility for the exam


  • Post-secondary education or training in a medical, biology or related field.
  • Prior experience as a surgical assistant, tissue recovery or tissue banking specialist. Experience in Surgical Technology, EMT, ER Tech or similar experience.

What's in it For You:
In addition to being a part of a life-saving and life-enhancing mission, KODA provides competitive pay, benefits, and time off. Below are a few of our offerings that you can take advantage of as a team member.

Voluntary Benefits:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance Options
  • Short Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Dependent Care Program
  • Pet Insurance Discount Program

Employer Provided Benefits:

  • Health Savings Account Assistance
  • Life & Accidental Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Competitive 401K
  • Vacation, Sick, PTO, Birthday, Holidays, and Personal Days
  • Comprehensive Life Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Monitoring Program
  • Educational, Professional Dues/Certification Reimbursement
  • Career Ladder Program

About Us
As Kentucky's primary organ procurement organization, we facilitate organ and tissue recovery and serve as the state's primary contact for organ and tissue donation. As an organization, we strive to provide the best possible care to our donor families, facilitate the recovery of organs and tissues, educate the communities we serve, and support special events to promote donation throughout Kentucky. The dynamic field of organ and tissue donation offers exciting and rewarding employment opportunities for those who seek to make a difference in other people's lives. Our core purpose is to Honor the Gift of Donation as we value compassionate, dedicated, and accountable employees.

How We Are Working to Keep You Safe/COVID Precautions

We continue to take steps to help mitigate exposure to our staff and valued partners. With the health and wellbeing of our candidates' and interviewers' being our top priority, we will be conducting interviews virtually for the foreseeable future.

**At this time, COVID-19 Vaccines are mandatory for our staff; however, KODA will take into consideration any medical or religious accommodations.

Other ways in which we are keeping staff safe include:

  1. Work from home options (where available).
  2. PPE and safety training provided to all staff.
  3. Following all CDC, state, and local COVID recommendations.

To learn more about KODA, please visit our website at

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer
M/F/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
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