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Clinical Recovery Specialist


Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates


Despite COVID-19, organ donation/transplantation needs continue to grow, as are we! We're excited to currently be hiring for many different positions that will expand our teams. 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. 

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!


Required: Prior health care, pathology, or embalming experience required.

Must be certified as a Tissue Bank Specialist within 18 months of eligibility for the exam. Prior experience as a surgical assistant, tissue recovery or tissue banking specialist.

Experience in Surgical Technology, EMT, ER Tech or similar experience.



Work Schedule

Other — 24 hr call schedule (Self Schedule)


$17 to start/$18 After Orientation is complete


Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accidental Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, Retirement, Vacation, Sick, PTO; Birthday, Holidays, and Personal Days. Life Assistance Program, Educational Reimbursement, Professional dues/Certification Reimbursement, Career Ladder Program

Required Education

High School Diploma — Preferred: Post-secondary education or training in a medical, biology or related field.

Work Location

Louisville — 10160 Linn Station Road

Application Process

To learn more about KODA, please visit our website at http://www.donatelifeky.org.

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

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