Glossary Term

Organ Center Staff

The Organ Center staff consists of 18 full time Organ Placement Specialists, two Organ Center Managers, and a four- person Quality Management Team. The Organ Center day is divided into two 12-hour shifts, and is typically staffed with three Organ Placement Specialists per shift with one Specialist on-call. Additionally, an Organ Center Manager is always available to assist with complex administrative, operational, or policy issues. The Organ Center employs individuals of varied educational backgrounds and employment experiences; however a bachelor’s degree is required with a preferred concentration in healthcare or science. Several of the staff have advanced degrees and most have previous clinical experience. (OPTN Glossary May 2021)