Job Description

Payroll Title:
Pathology Lab
Hiring Pay Scale
$112,100.00 - $190,100.00 / Yr
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday, occasional weekends

#128625 Clinical Pathology Supervisor

Extended Deadline: Thu 4/18/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/26/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until filled.


Under the direction of the Laboratory Manager to whom he/she is assigned or the Administrative Director of Clinical Laboratories, the Pathology Supervisor has leadership responsibility and appropriate authority for administrative and fiscal functions as assigned. Responsible for the coordination of technical functions, general organization, and daily operations of the laboratory section to which he/she is assigned.

As such, the incumbent is expected to actively participate in continuous re-engineering activities of his/her assigned area, support/direct continuous quality improvement efforts, ensure the quality and timeliness of patient testing activities, and be an active and collaborative participant in all meetings and other departmental activities as directed. The incumbent ensures that customer needs are met by a technically competent staff in a manner consistent with excellent customer service. He/she consistently models the Core Values of UC San Diego Health and leads in a manner which visibly supports its mission and goals.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare administration or related area and/or equivalent combination of experience/training.

  • Five (5+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Experience and proven success in maintaining current knowledge of laboratory concepts, new methodologies and advances in the field of specimen processing, automation, and procedures. Ability to apply principles in a clinical laboratory setting.


  • Licensure in specialty area.
  • Three (3+) or more years experience in formal leadership role in Cytology. Additional experienced in Histology operation.
  • Certification Specialist in Cytotechnology (SCT) from American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
  • License in the state of California as Cytotechnologist.
  • Ten (10) years experience as fulltime screener for both GYN and Non-gyn cases in a hospital setting.
  • Two (2) years proven successful experience as a Lead position in Cytology or as Supervisor of Cytology, including Cytology lab operations and Cytotechnologist technical screening.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $112,100 - $216,500 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $53.69 - $103.69

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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