Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$48.61 - $64.02 / Hour
Lightwave Avenue
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Appointment Percent:
HX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday - Friday

#120595 (CLS) Clinical Lab Scientist - POCT Coordinator

Initial Review Date: Wed 1/18/2023

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.

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 and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/9/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/18/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


Under general supervision: Trains nursing staff on waived and moderate complexity test procedures and provider staff on provider-performed procedures; evaluates quality control and patient test results; performs routine site visits; oversees preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. Provides POCT laboratory support and consultation services in a timely manner and consistently delivers excellent customer service to various outpatient areas. Performs staff training and competency evaluations. Creates reports for submission to Physicians, Lab Directors, Site Managers and Administration. Serves as a technical resource for customers, other staff. Adheres to all safety policies. May perform other CLS functions/related duties as assigned..


  • Must have current Clinical Laboratory Scientist or appropriate subspecialty license issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health.

  • General Clinical Laboratory Scientist (GCLS).

  • Must have at least two (2) years of applicable clinical laboratory experience.

  • Familiarity with CLIA, CAP and State requirements for POCT.

  • Strong problem solving skills to assist clinic staff to resolve issues, remotely or on site.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills with management as well as clinic staff.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; Must be able to critically evaluate the POCT program and provide feedback to clinics while maintaining a customer focused approach.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills. Must have the ability to multitask.

  • Teamwork, excellent communication, customer service and process improvement skills are all applicable to this position.

  • Possess the personal characteristics of professionalism, credibility, commitment to high standards, innovation, discriminating judgment and accountability.


  • Experience with Telcor database/middleware management.
  • Experience with Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe software.
  • Communication and public speaking skills to lead training presentations for small groups.
  • Analytical skills to troubleshoot waived and moderate complexity testing equipment; network connectivity and interface/device configurations.
  • Experience with change management processes.
  • Experience with lean concepts; Lean Six Sigma and/or process improvement training.
  • Experience with performing competency assessments.
  • Experience with performing, documenting and submitting CAP (or equivalent) proficiency testing forms.
  • Experience with Point of Care Testing.
  • Experience with CLIA Facility certificate renewals.
  • Experience with EPIC.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a resource, effectively lead and mentor teams.


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

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $101,498 - $133,674 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

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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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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