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

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) is looking for a full time Surgical Preservation Coordinator to join our team! The Surgical Preservation Coordinator (SPC) is responsible for managing the operating room recovery of organ donor cases and the pulsatile perfusion of recovered organs as identified by protocol or transplant center request. The SPC may also be responsible for the recovery of organs and tissues for research. Participates in fly outs for local transplant centers.

Specific duties may include:

  • Assists with organ recoveries both local and non-local cases.
  • Maintain surgical recovery equipment and supplies.
  • Performs pulsatile perfusion of kidneys and other organs as approved by KODA protocols.
  • Maintains pulsatile perfusion equipment / supplies.
  • Completes appropriate pump and cleaning logs.
  • Documents procedure notes and uploads required attachments in donor electronic medical record.
  • Communicates pump numbers and transportation needs with transplant surgeons and/or programs.
  • Packages organs utilizing TransNet post-pulsatile perfusion based on transportation arrangements and arranges for courier pick up, as needed, and signs them out following established KODA protocols.
  • Accepts on call responsibilities as scheduled.
  • Consults with the Surgical Preservation Operations Manager and AOC when indicated and collaborates with external agencies to assist with import organs.
  • Reviews donor information in the UNOS system.
  • Allocates organs and tissues for research.
  • Recovers organs and tissues for research.
  • Participates in case debriefings and clinical meetings.

Minimum Qualifications for this position are as follows:


  • Associates degree in a healthcare science or similar field of study, or completion of healthcare certification program, such as nursing, paramedic, EMT, scrub technologist, surgical technologist.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of healthcare experience required in nursing, critical care, or as a surgical team scrub tech, surgical assistant, perfusionist or similar role required
  • CTP will be required following 1 year in this role.


  • Experience in tissue recovery or as a tissue banking specialist preferred. Experience with aseptic technique strongly preferred.
  • Certification as a Tissue Bank Specialist, Surgical Technologist, LPN, RN, or CTP preferred.

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

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