Job Description

Payroll Title:
Thornton Clinical Lab
Hiring Pay Scale
$29.34 - $36.50 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable

#121954 Hospital Lab Technician II - La Jolla Clinical Lab

Filing Deadline: Tue 3/28/2023

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 3/16/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/28/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under direction, the Hospital Lab Tech II is responsible for all pre-and post-analytical activities. This includes both direct supervision of staff and problem solving related to clinical laboratory operations involving specimen acquisition and processing 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. Review, clarify, and organize in and out-patient lab test results, establish specimen collection priorities, proper specimen(s) collection, use LIS to "receive" specimens, accession specimens, process specimens, and distribute specimens for testing to in-house clinical laboratories and/or to reference laboratories as appropriate. The Hospital Lab Tech II independently checks all requisitions to ensure completeness of order and follows up with CLT staff if problems are discovered. The Hospital Lab Tech II provides customer service support by correctly and quickly responding to telephone calls for information related to pre-analytical activities, analytical methodologies, and post analytical methodologies, and post analytical results reporting.


  • Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

  • One (1) year of related lab experience, preferably in a large complex healthcare organization.

  • Knowledge of infection control and isolation procedures and in patient comfort/safety; must be familiar with scientific terminology.

  • Demonstrated high accuracy in work performance. Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access).

  • Strong communication skills.


  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in both venipuncture and skin puncture.
  • Previous leadership experience in a related laboratory position.


  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, overtime, and at various locations as necessary in accordance with operational needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $61,262 - $76,212 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $29.34 - $36.50

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).

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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