Job Description

Payroll Title:
Clinical Lab
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111621 Quality Assurance Specialist

Filing Deadline: Tue 9/21/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This posting shall remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/10/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 09/21/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Involves the establishment and supervision of processes (e.g., performance improvement, clinical documentation, etc.) to achieve the optimal degree of excellence in the services rendered to every patient. Evaluation of practice operates within the parameters of patient outcome, cost-benefit in care provision, and patient access to the health care delivery system.

Provides for internal strategic planning efforts and implementing continuous quality improvement programs. Applies skills and experience as a seasoned quality data and/or improvement (QI) specialist to projects of medium size at all levels of complexity, or to portions of large projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing or other healthcare professional; or a combination of comparable clinical education and/or experience.

  • Must have current Clinical Laboratory Scientist orappropriate sub-specialty license issued by the State ofCalifornia, Department of Public Health.

  • A minimum of Three (3) or more years of applicable clinical laboratory experience.

  • Experience and proven success in QI standards, clinical chart review and abstraction, and regulatory requirements.


  • Pathology experience.
  • Transfusion medicine liaison.
  • Experience with designing, collecting, formatting, and interpreting statistics as required by regulatory agencies.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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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